Nagpur Test: Ashwin Becomes Second Fastest Bowler To Pick 450 Test Wickets

Nagpur: Ace Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday became the second-fastest bowler to pick 450 Test wickets.

Ashwin achieved this record after he dismissed Alex Carey during the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Ashwin got to the landmark in 89 Tests while Sri Lanka legend Muthaiah Murlidaran had completed the task in 80 matches.

Ashwin also broke the Indian record for the fastest to 450 wickets which was earlier held by Anil Kumble.

The former India captain had taken 93 Tests to reach the landmark of 450 wickets.

Ashwin is also the second fastest to 450 Test wickets in terms of balls bowled.

The Indian spinner bowled a total of 23635 balls on his way to 450 scalps while Australian great Glenn McGrath (23474) is the fastest.

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