Ravichandran Ashwin becomes fastest Indian to get 200 wickets

Photo of Right-arm off-spinner bowler Ravichandran Ashwin.

Kanpur: Right-arm off-spinner bowler Ravichandran Ashwin today became fastest Indian to take 200 wickets in just 37th Test match.

Ashwin trapped Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson in front to get to the 200-mark on day four of the first Test between New Zealand at the Green Park stadium.

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With this achievement, Ashwin left behind the likes of Dennis Lillee and Waqar Younis, who took 38 Tests to get to 200 wickets. South African pacer Dale Steyn took 39 Tests to reach the landmark.

Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett is the only one who got to the double century of wickets faster than Ashwin in his 36 Tests.

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Ashwin, who has so far taken seven wickets in the Kanpur Test, said he enjoyed his last 100 wickets.