Ravichandran Ashwin now ranks amongst top 10 Test bowlers in ICC rankings after his brilliant bowling performance against South Africa in the 1st Test played at Visakhapatnam from Oct 2, 2019. India won that Test match by 203 runs where right arm off-spinner Ashwin bagged total eight wickets from both innings with figures of 7/145 and 1/44. Let us have a look at the other feats achieved by Ravichandran Ashwin after his remarkable performance against Proteas in the 1st Test. Ravichandran Ashwin Says ‘It’s Important to Stick to the Basics and the Process Every Day’ After Becoming the Joint-Fastest Bowler to Claim 350 Test Wickets.
Ravichandran Ashwin also became the joint-fastest to 350 Test wickets along with Muttiah Muralitharan. Both spinners took 66 Test Matches to reach the landmark figure of 350 Test wickets. However, Ashwin got this record to his name only after 7 years 332 days of his debut, while Muralitharan bagged 350 wickets after 9 years 9 days of his debut. Apart from this, the Sri Lankan legendary spinner and Ashwin has taken 10 wickets in a single match on seven occasions.
Ravichandran Ashwin dented Proteas batting line up in the 1st inning after India declared their inning at 502/7. Ashwin had the figure of 7/145 in the 1st inning where he took the important wicket of Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock. In the 2nd inning, he only scalped one wicket of Theunis de Bruyn, however, created good pressure which helped his fellow bowler Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Mohammed Shami bag four and five wickets respectively.
Adding the icing to the cake, Ravichandran Ashwin now also ranks amongst the top 5 all-rounders in Test Cricket. Ravindra Jadeja after scalping total of 6 wickets in the 1st Test against South Africa has now surpassed Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh and reached to the 2nd spot. West Indies skipper Jason Holder tops the list of all-rounders with 472 points.