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R Ashwin Breaks Kapil Dev’s Record

Ravichandran Ashwin, who is the reigning world no.1 Test bowler and allrounder, now has 64 wickets from 10 Tests – the most in a home season ever. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin added yet another feather to his cap by becoming the highest wicket-taker in a home Test season. The lanky Tamil Nadu bowler, who now has 64 wickets from 10 Tests – the most in a home season, surpassed legendary allrounder and former India captain Kapil Dev, who had 63 wickets from 13 matches in the 1979-80 season. 

 

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Ashwin achieved the feat when he snared Mitchell Starc to bundle out Australia for 260 in their first innings on the second day of the ongoing first Test in Pune. Ashwin, who is the reigning world no.1 Test bowler and allrounder, has been the cornerstone of India’s Test success on home soil.

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