new Delhi: Pakistani PM Imran Khan has now come under the target of Ravichandran Ashwin, who has made all the records of taking the fastest wicket. Ravichandran Ashwin has set the record for taking the fastest 350 wickets in the last Test match against South Africa. He also holds the record for taking 250 and 300 wickets in the fewest matches. The Indian team now has to play the second Test match against South Africa in Pune (India vs South Africa) from Thursday. Ashwin can leave behind veterans like Imran Khan, Dennis Lillee in this match.
Tamil Nadu off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (R Ashwin) has taken 350 Test wickets in 66 matches. He is the only other bowler in the world to do so. Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka has also done this. In this way, Ashwin and Muralitharan have a combined record of taking 350 wickets in the fewest matches. Ashwin took 250 test wickets in the 45th match and 300 in the 54th match. This is both world records.
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The 33-year-old Ravichandran took eight wickets in the Visakhapatnam Test. If they take even five wickets in the Pune Test, then they will be able to match 355 wickets of Dennis Lillee and Chaminda Vaas. Ashwin needs at least six wickets to overtake these two cricketers. Looking at Ashwin's form, it does not seem too difficult.
Apart from Denis Lilly and Chaminda Vaas, the record of Imran Khan and Daniel Vettori is also a threat. Imran and Vettori have taken 362–362 wickets in Test cricket. Ashwin can leave both of these too soon. It is too early to believe that they will be able to do this in Pune itself. However, he has taken 13 wickets in a match once. If he repeats this performance, Dennis Lillee, Vaas as well as Imran and Vettori will be seen behind Ashwin.
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If Ravichandran Ashwin does not leave behind Emraan and Vettori in the Pune Test, he will get a chance again for this soon. A Test match will be played between India and South Africa in Ranchi from 19 October. That is, Ravichandran Ashwin will get a chance to leave Imran and Vettori behind before Diwali.
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Talking about Indian cricketers, Anil Kumble has a record of taking 619 wickets. He is followed by Kapil Dev (434) and Harbhajan Singh (417). Ashwin is still 50 wickets away from 400 figures. That is why at least this year any Indian bowler was in their reach. Yes, if Ashwin plays cricket for the next two years, then the record of Harbhajan Singh and Kapil Dev will come in his JD.