R Ashwin became the fastest man after 250 wickets in Test series
PUNE: Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday broke pace great Kapil Dev's 37-year-old record of picking the maximum number wickets in a home season by an Indian bowler. The off-spinner clinched the record on the morning of the second day of the first cricket Test against Australia at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Ravichandran Ashwin broke pace great record of Kapil Dev's 37 year-old record of picking the maximum wickets in a home season by an Indian bowler on Friday. The off-spinner clinched the record on the morning of the second day of the first cricket Test against Australia at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Ashwin broke Kapil's earlier mark of 63 wickets in 13 Tests created way back in the 1973-80 seasons at the beginning of the all-rounder's career.
Ashwin, has come out as the quickest to 250 wickets in Test matches, dismissed overnight batsman Mitchell Starc with fifth ball of the first over the morning to end the visitor's frist innings at 260 and take his tally of wickets in the current hoem season to 64 in 10 Test matches.
Ashwin had grabbed 61 wickets in 10 Tests in the 2012-13 home season, when the first served notice
Of his potential at the International level. This season the off-spinner has taken 27 wickets in three matches against New Zealand , 28 in five against England and Six in one against Bangladesh.
In his first innings figures of three for 63 in 34.5 overs , the 30- year-old Indian bowler R.Ashwin's carrer took tally of wickets to 257 from 46 games.