Ravichandran Aswin, an Indian spinner from Tamil Nadu, became the fastest Indian to take 400 wickets in Test cricket.
The record was set when Aswin took the wicket of Jobra Archer in the 3rd and Day Tests against England in Ahmedabad.
Ashwin, 34, has taken his 400th Test wicket in his 77th Test. Aswin became the 6th spin bowler to take 400 wickets globally. He is the 4th bowler to take 400 wickets in India.
Earlier, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh were dropped. But Aswin became the first Indian to take 400 wickets in a row.
Aswin became the second fastest bowler to take 400 wickets globally, in the lowest innings. Muttiah Muralitharan (72nd Test) tops the list. Ashwin advanced to 2nd place, beating South Africa’s Dale Steyn and New Zealand’s Richard Hartley. Hadley and Stein both took 400 wickets in their 80th Test match.
It is noteworthy that Aswin already holds the record of being the fastest player to take 300 wickets and the fastest player to reach 100 wickets and 200 wickets overall.
Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (432) and Harbhajan Singh (417) have already taken 400 wickets.