India’s spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin turns 36; here’s a look at his records

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India's spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin turns 36; here's a look at his records
India's spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin turns 36; here's a look at his records

India’s spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin turns 36; here’s a look at his records

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is celebrating his 36th birthday on Saturday and has several accomplishments to his credit.

Since making his international cricket debut in 2010, he has become an integral member of the Indian team and has contributed significantly to its success, particularly in Test cricket. Here are some of his notable records and accomplishments. – With 442 wickets, Ashwin is the eighth-highest wicket-taker in the annals of Test cricket. He is the second-most successful Test bowler in Indian history, behind spinner Anil Kumble (619). With 800 wickets, Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka holds the record for most Test wickets.

-With 659 international wickets at the age of 36, the spinner is ranked 19th among the top 20 all-time international cricket bowlers. Top of the list with 1,347 international wickets is Muralitharan.

-Ashwin is the bowler to accumulate 250 Test wickets in 45 matches, 300 in 54 matches, and 350 in 66 matches in the lengthier format. He is also the third-fastest bowler to reach 200 Test kills and the second-fastest to get 400 Test wickets (both in 77 Tests) (37 Tests).

-In Test cricket, the spinner has taken home a total of nine “Man of the Series” honours, which ranks second all-time after Muralitharan’s (11) and makes him the highest-ranking Indian.

-He has 30 five-wicket hauls in international cricket, which ranks him 10th overall and second among Indian players behind Anil Kumble (38). The most five-wicket hauls have been recorded by Muralitharan (77).

With a total of 71 wickets, Ashwin led all bowlers in the first ICC World Test Championship. He was a significant contributor to India placing second in the competition.

-Along with Ravindra Jadeja, Vinoo Mankad, and Polly Umrigar, the all-rounder is one of only four Indian players to have struck a century and taken a five-wicket haul in a Test. In actuality, he’s done it three times already.

-In 2016, he received the ICC Cricketer of the Year award.

-Ashwin was a member of the Indian side that won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. And the 50-over Cricket World Cup in 2011.

-Ashwin has won two Indian Premier League titles (2010, 2011). And Champions League T20 titles (2010 and 2014) with Chennai Super Kings.

He has 2,931 runs at an average of 26.88 in 86 Test matches. His bat has produced five hundreds, 12 half-centuries, and a top score of 124. In the lengthier format, he has collected 442 wickets, which ranks tenth overall. 7/59 are Ashwin’s top Test statistics.

He has 707 runs at an average of 16.44 in 113 ODIs. In the 50-over format, he has hit one half-century. His top score in the format for an individual is 65. In this format, Ashwin has 151 wickets to his credit, with his best bowling stats being 4/25.

He has 161 runs scored at an average of 32.20 in 56 T20Is. In this format, Ashwin’s highest score is 31*. In this format, he has also claimed 66 wickets, with his best bowling statistics being 4/8.