Ashwin achieved 7 Unique records with his 12-fer vs WI: In a commanding display, Team India secured a comfortable victory, bundling out the West Indies for a mere 130 runs in just 50.3 overs during the second innings.
Once again, it was Ravi Ashwin who led the Indian bowling attack with finesse, claiming his 34th five-wicket haul. However, this time he went even further, achieving a remarkable seven-five haul, boasting incredible bowling figures of 7/71.
The veteran off-spinner’s outstanding performance was a brilliant comeback after being left out of the playing XI in the WTC final against Australia the previous month.
Here’s some big records broken by Ravi Ashwin in the first test vs West Indies
Joint-Most 12-wicket-hails in Test Cricket
Ravi Ashwin’s prowess knows no bounds! In the first test, he showcased his brilliance once again, securing an astounding 12-wicket haul. This marks the sixth time in his Test career that he has achieved such a remarkable feat.
With this outstanding performance, Ashwin has now equaled the all-time record set by the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan, who also achieved six 12-wicket hauls in Test Cricket.
In surpassing the record of five 12-wicket hauls previously held by Rangana Herath, the Indian off-spinner has further solidified his status as one of the greatest bowlers to grace the sport.
Joint-Most 5-fers in IND vs WI Tests
Ravi Ashwin’s dominance against the West Indies is undeniable! Before the recent test, he had managed to secure four five-wicket hauls against them. However, in a spectacular display of skill and precision, Ashwin achieved two more five-wicket hauls in both innings of the first test.
With this outstanding feat, he now shares the record for the most five-wicket hauls by a bowler in IND-WI Test matches. The legendary West Indian cricketer, Malcolm Marshall, also achieved six five-wicket hauls against India in his illustrious career.
Ashwin’s brilliance against the Caribbean team is further highlighted by his impressive tally of 72 wickets in just 12 test matches.
Second-Highest Wicket-Taker for India in International Cricket
A remarkable achievement for Ravi Ashwin as he etched his name in Indian cricket history! With five wickets in the first innings, he became the third Indian bowler to reach the milestone of 700 wickets in international cricket.
But he didn’t stop there; Ashwin’s phenomenal performance continued in the second innings, where he claimed seven more wickets. With this incredible feat, he has now become the second-highest wicket-taker for India across all three formats, surpassing the record of former spinner Harbhajan Singh, who had 708 wickets.
As it stands, the 36-year-old has an impressive tally of 708 wickets in his career, second only to the legendary Anil Kumble. Ashwin’s exceptional skills and unwavering determination have propelled him to new heights, and his impact on Indian cricket is nothing short of extraordinary.
Joint-Most Ten-wicket hauls for Team India in Tests
Ravi Ashwin’s prowess as a spinner is unparalleled in modern-day cricket, and he is undoubtedly one of the best of all time. His illustrious career is adorned with numerous remarkable achievements.
In the first game against the West Indies, Ashwin achieved yet another milestone by securing his eighth Ten-wicket haul in Test cricket. This joint-most record for India is shared with the legendary Anil Kumble, who also had eight 10-wicket hauls in his illustrious career.
Best Bowling figure in Overseas Test
Ravi Ashwin’s exceptional bowling skills have left an indelible mark on the cricketing world. His best bowling figure in an innings, 7/59, was achieved on home soil, showcasing his mastery in familiar conditions.
However, during the second innings against the West Indies, Ashwin surpassed himself, registering his best bowling figure in an away game with a remarkable 7/71. This outstanding performance demonstrated his ability to excel even in challenging conditions away from home.