Ashwin goes past Kapil Dev, becomes India’s second highest wicket-taker in Tests

Kapil Dev’s 434 Test wickets

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday went past the legendary Kapil Dev’s 434 Test scalps to become the second highest wicket-taker for India in tests

Reaching the mark in his 85th match

The 35-year-old Ashwin achieved the feat in the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka

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Claimed 5 wickets in the match

He began the match with 430 scalps and claimed two wickets in the first innings before adding three more in the second essay to cross Kapil’s mark.

How many matched did Kapil took?

Kapil had managed the feat in 131 matches. He took 434 test wickets in total 131 matches whereas Ashwin took it in just 85

Anil Kumble tops the chart

The legendary Anil Kumble tops the chart with 619 wickets which he claimed in 132 matches.

9th highest wicket taker

He also became the ninth highest Test wicket-taker of all time, moving past New Zealand great Richard Hadlee (431) and Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath (433)

Top wicket takers for India

Only four Indian bowlers — Kumble, Ashwin, Kapil and Harbhajan Singh — have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket.