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
The 35-year-old Ashwin achieved the feat in the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka
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.
Kapil had managed the feat in 131 matches. He took 434 test wickets in total 131 matches whereas Ashwin took it in just 85
The legendary Anil Kumble tops the chart with 619 wickets which he claimed in 132 matches.
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)
Only four Indian bowlers — Kumble, Ashwin, Kapil and Harbhajan Singh — have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket.