Centurion: Indian cricket team’s all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin is looking forward to becoming the bowler who took 500 wickets in Test cricket. He is expected to achieve this feat in the two-match Test series against South Africa starting on Tuesday.
The Indian cricket team is touring South Africa and playing a cricket series. In this trip, the T20 series was tied and the Indian team won the ODI series. In this case, both the teams are going to play Test cricket series. If India wins this series it will be a historic achievement. At the same time, if Ashwin takes 11 wickets in this series, he will create the record of becoming the bowler who took 500 wickets.
By achieving this feat, Ashwin will become the ninth bowler to take 500+ wickets in Test cricket. It is noteworthy that spinners like Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, Lion have achieved this feat before.
37-year-old Ashwin has been playing for the Indian team in Test cricket since 2011. So far he has played 94 Test matches and taken 489 wickets. He also scored 3,129 runs. Ashwin is the No. 1 bowler in the ICC Test Cricket Rankings and No. 2 among all-rounders. There is also an expectation that Ashwin will be included in the playing eleven for this overseas Test series. Ashwin has played 6 Tests in South Africa and has taken 10 wickets.