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Ashwin on the cusp of making history, About to Become India’s 1st Bowler to Reach THIS Milestone

Unveiling Ravichandran Ashwin's Quest for 500 Test Wickets: A Historic Cricketing Journey

Ravichandran Ashwin, the seasoned Indian spinner, came tantalizingly close to reaching the landmark of 500 Test wickets but remained at 499 scalps as India clinched a remarkable victory over England by 106 runs in the second Test at Vizag. Despite his near miss, Ashwin managed to etch his name in the annals of cricketing history with another remarkable achievement.

Ashwin Surpasses Bhagwath Chandrasekhar to Become India’s Top Wicket-taker Against England

In a momentous feat, Ashwin surpassed the legendary Bhagwath Chandrasekhar to become India’s leading wicket-taker in Test cricket against England. Chandrasekhar, renowned for his leg-spin wizardry, had accumulated 95 wickets against England with eight five-wicket hauls from 23 matches.

Close Encounter with Record: Ashwin’s Pursuit of Excellence

Before the Vizag Test, Ashwin was poised to claim the record for being India’s highest wicket-taker in Tests against England, needing just two more scalps to accomplish this feat. Despite a wicketless first innings, Ashwin’s relentless pursuit of excellence shone through.

Notable Figures in India-England Test Encounters

While Ashwin’s prowess in the India-England Test matches is commendable, he falls short of the leading wicket-taker title in this historic rivalry. Veteran pacer James Anderson currently holds the top spot with an impressive tally of 144 wickets from 36 Tests against India.

Fastest to 500 Test Wickets: A Glimpse into History

As Ashwin vies for the illustrious milestone of 500 Test wickets, it’s worth noting the esteemed company he would join upon reaching this pinnacle. The likes of Mutthiah Muralidaran, Anil Kumble, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Courtney Walsh, James Anderson, and Stuart Broad form the exclusive list of speedsters who achieved this feat in varying timelines.

Focus Shifts to Series Victory

Though the personal milestone remained elusive, Ashwin played a crucial role in India’s 106-run victory, leveling the series 1-1. Jasprit Bumrah stole the show with a sensational five-wicket haul, but Ashwin’s contributions with both bat and ball cannot be overlooked.

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