Hyderabad: Veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been India’s go-to man over the last two years, achieved yet another feat as he became the fastest bowler to reach 250 Test wickets.
The Chennai spinner achieved the feat against Bangladesh on Day 4 of the one-off Test being played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad.
Ashwin, who claimed the crucial wicket of Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (82) on Day 3, dismissed Mushfiqur Rahim (127) to reach the landmark.
The wicketkeeper batsman was looking to sweep Ashwin, but got some part of the glove and was caught behind.
Watch the wicket here:
Test wicket no.250, @ashwinravi99 now the fastest to the landmark, gets it in 45 Tests #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/H49xmZAl4s
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 12, 2017
Ashwin achieved the feat ahed of some big names like Dennis Lillie and Dale Steyn, who played 48 and 49 matches respectively to claim the feat.
In the global list of leading wicket-takers, the off spinner went past West Indies legend Michael Holding, who took 249 test wickets in his career.
Source: Zee News