Indian senior spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has once again made headlines, breaking a significant record in cricket. Known for his incredible spin bowling skills, Ashwin has become the bowler with the most five-wicket hauls in his home country.
Ashwin surpassed legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble’s record of 25 five-wicket hauls in his home country by achieving this feat for the 26th time in his career. It is worth mentioning that Kumble achieved this record in 122 Tests, while Ashwin broke it in just 92 Tests.
Ashwin also created history by becoming the bowler with the most wickets in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He currently shares the title with Australian spinner Nathan Lyon, with both having taken 113 wickets in the series.
Ashwin’s remarkable performance in the fourth Test against Australia in Ahmedabad helped India get back into the game. He took crucial wickets at important moments, including the partnership between Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green, which was broken by Ashwin’s excellent bowling.
In the same match, Ashwin also took six wickets in Australia’s first innings, helping to bowl them out for 480 runs. He further demonstrated his skills by dismissing Murphy and taking a total of five wickets.
Ravichandran Ashwin has once again proven his prowess as a top-class spinner, breaking a significant record and making history in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. His exceptional skills and ability to take wickets at crucial moments make him an invaluable asset to the Indian cricket team.