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Information Ravichandran Ashwin

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Second fastest bowler to take 400 Test wickets
Seventh most Test five-wicket hauls ever
Second most Test centuries in the 400-wicket club

Ravichandran Ashwin crossed the latest milestone in his illustrious career on Thursday, becoming the 16th player to take 400 Test wickets.

He has gotten to the 400 mark quicker than anyone but Muttiah Muralitharan in terms of Tests played - and given the Sri Lankan finished his career with the most Test wickets of any bowler in history, there’s no shame in that.
Here, we look back on his journey to 400 Test wickets and the incredible numbers he has produced along the way.

Ashwin’s road to the 400 Test wicket club started in Delhi in November 2011.
Picked to make his debut in an inexperienced Indian attack, Ashwin took to Test cricket like a duck to water. The beguiling offie helped himself to nine wickets for the game and became just the third Indian to ever be named player-of-the-match on Test debut.
The fast start showed no signs of slowing down through Ashwin’s early days in Test cricket. Just two years and eight days after rocking the West Indies on debut, he took his 100th Test wicket in his 18th match. Fittingly, the opposition were once again the West Indies and he had reached the landmark in fewer Tests than any Indian in history. Only four players globally had taken 100 Test wickets in fewer matches.
Nineteen Tests later, Ashwin had his 200th wicket and in match 54 he had his 300th. Not only had nobody gotten there in fewer Tests, Ashwin managed to better Dennis Lillee’s record by two matches. It remains the record.
Ashwin’s 400th wicket came at Ahmedabad in his 77th Test. Only Muralitharan got to 400 Test wickets quicker, getting there in his 72nd match.