Ashwin fastest Indian to 100 Test wickets
Mumbai, November 14
Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday became the fastest Indian bowler to take hundred wickets in Test cricket, reaching the landmark with his 3 for 45 in the second Test against West Indies on Thursday.
Ashwin surpassed legendary Indian spinner Erapalli Prasanna who had achieved the feat in 20 Tests. Ashwin reached the milestone in his 18th match by picking up the wicket of Windies skipper Darren Sammy on Thursday.
Ashwin has been in superb form in the series not only with the ball but with his contribution with the bat as well. He scored an important ton in last match at Eden Gardens and has topped the charts in the ICC Test Rankings for allrounders after that effort.
Most of Ashwin’s wickets have come at home against Australia and West Indies. In all he has played against just four oppositions so far.
Fastest Indians to 100 Test wickets:
• Ravichandran Ashwin: 18 Tests
• Erapalli Prasanna: 20 Tests
• Anil Kumble: 21 Tests
• Shubhash Gupte: 22 Tests
• Bhagwath Chadrashekar: 22 Tests
• Pragyan Ojha: 22 Tests
• Vinoo Mankad: 23 Tests
• Kapil Dev: 25 Tests
• Harbhajan Singh: 25 Tests
• Bishan Singh Bedi: 28 Tests