Ravichandran Ashwin joins elite 500 test Cricket wicket club, becomes 2nd Indian to do so

Ravichandran Ashwin achieved his 500th Test wicket on February 16, 2024, in the third Test match against England at Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot.

  1. Ashwin, the 37-year-old off-spinner, reached this milestone in his 98th Test Match.
  2. Zak Crawley was dismissed by Ashwin in the final session of the second day, making Ashwin the second Indian after Anil Kumble to take 500 wickets in Test history.
  3. By the end of the second day, England was 207 for two in their first innings, with opener Ben Duckett scoring 133, and Joe Root not out at nine.
  4. India had posted a total of 445 runs in their first innings, supported by centuries from captain Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja.

Q: Who is the only other Indian cricketer to have taken 500 wickets in Test history before Ravichandran Ashwin?

  • a) Virat Kohli
  • b) Anil Kumble
  • c) Sachin Tendulkar
  • d) Rohit Sharma

Ans : b) Anil Kumble

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