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Ashwin’s roar against Windies! Overtook Anderson with 5 wickets to become the ‘Asa’ feat topper active player

Ravichandran Ashwin, the star player of the Indian team, who is counted in the list of legendary spinners of the world, shined again. Ashwin, who was dropped in the WTC final, roared in the first innings of the first Test match between West Indies and India at Windsor Park. This time, Ashwin took 5 wickets by bowling brilliantly. Interestingly, a special record has been recorded in his name as soon as he took these wickets. He has also broken the record of England fast bowler James Anderson. Let’s know about Ashwin’s record…

Ashwin’s record
It happened that R Ashwin took 5 wickets in the first innings of West Indies. With this, he completed his 33rd wicket haul in Test career. Interestingly, Ashwin has become the bowler with the most number of 5 or more wickets in an innings in the list of active players. In this he has also broken the record of James Anderson who was part of the Ashes 2023 series.

It’s Ashwin’s 33rd wicket haul in Tests, surpassing Anderson’s tally of 32 among active bowlers. Ashwin has taken just 131 innings to achieve this feat, while Anderson has played 253 so far.

On the other hand, if we talk about the all-time bowlers who have taken 5 wickets most times in an innings, Ashwin has reached the seventh position in the list. The record for taking 5 wickets in an innings of Test cricket is held by legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. He has done this feat 67 times in his career. Also, Ashwin is the second Indian to join the top 7 in this list. Next to him is Indian legend Anil Kumble who has done this feat 35 times in Tests. Interestingly, Ashwin has also crossed the milestone of 700 wickets in international cricket by taking 5 wickets.

Bowler with most 5 wickets in a Test innings
67- Muthiah Muralitharan
37- Shane Warne
36- Richard Hadley
35- Anil Kumble
34- Rangana Herath
33- R Ashwin*
32- James Anderson

Ashwin’s record too
This is Ashwin’s 5th wicket haul against West Indies in Tests. He has scored 7 times against Australia, 6 times against England and New Zealand, 5 times against South Africa, 3 times against Sri Lanka and 1 time against Bangladesh. (record holder spinner ravichandran ashwin become most five wicket hauls among active players in tests beat james anderson wi vs ind)

Ashwin’s quintet of wickets against Test playing nations
7 times- Australia
6 times – England
6 times – New Zealand
5 times- West Indies*
5 times- South Africa
3 times- Sri Lanka
1 times- Bangladesh

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