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Ravichandran Ashwin Honored on His 100th Test Match

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Ravichandran Ashwin Honored On His 100th Test Match

Veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin reached a significant milestone today, playing his 100th Test match for India at the iconic HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. At 37 years old, Ashwin recently surpassed the legendary cricketer Anil Kumble‘s record to become the fastest Indian bowler to achieve 500 Test wickets.

Accompanied by his wife Prithi and daughters, Ashwin received a special memento in the form of a 100th Test cap from India‘s head coach Rahul Dravid, while the team created a memorable guard of honor as he made his way onto the field to face off against England.

In this rare, distinguished league of Indian cricketers, Ashwin now stands alongside the great Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, and Cheteshwar Pujara, each who have played 100 Test matches or more for India.

Debuting against West Indies in 2011, Ashwin has remained a key asset in India‘s bowling squad. With an impressive tally of 507 wickets in 99 Tests, an average of 26.5, and a strike rate of 53.9, Ashwin’s skills exemplify his unyielding commitment to the sport.

Today marks another special milestone as England’s Jonny Bairstow joins India’s Ravichandran Ashwin in celebrating his 100th Test match, adding honor to this significant occasion. Notably, cricket giants like Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, and Muttiah Muralidharan have set the bar for remarkable performances in Test cricket.

Rachel Adams

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