India’s Ravichandran Ashwin has become the third-highest wicket-taker for India across all formats of the game. The veteran off-spinner achieved the feat during the third Test match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Ashwin, who has been a mainstay in the Indian team for over a decade, has taken a total of 564 wickets in international cricket. He is now behind only Anil Kumble (619 wickets) and Kapil Dev (434 wickets) in the list of highest wicket-takers for India.
The 34-year-old has been in fine form in the ongoing Test series against Australia. He has taken 17 wickets in three matches so far, including a five-wicket haul in the first Test at Adelaide. He has also scored a century in the series, becoming the first Indian spinner to do so in Australia.
Ashwin has been a consistent performer for India in all formats of the game. He has taken more than 200 wickets in both Tests and ODIs, and has also been a handy batsman lower down the order.
The off-spinner has been a key member of the Indian team in the last few years, and his performance in the ongoing series has been a testament to his class and experience. He has been a major factor in India’s success in the series so far, and his achievement of becoming the third-highest wicket-taker for India across all formats is a testament to his longevity and consistency.
Ashwin is now the second-highest wicket-taker in the ongoing series, behind only Australian pacer Pat Cummins. He will be looking to add to his tally in the fourth and final Test match, which will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane.