Ashwin dismissed legendary player Joe Root. If Ashwin takes another wicket in this series, he will join the club of 500 wickets in Test cricket.
Ravichandran Ashwin: India won the second Test against England at Vizag. This tied the five-match series at 1-1. India's senior spinner Ravichandran Ashwin created history through this match. He holds the record as the bowler who has taken the most wickets for India in Tests. This record used to be in the name of BS Chandrasekhar. He took 95 wickets against England.
45 years old record breaking..
So far India's former leg-spinner Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (95) has taken wickets against England. He achieved this feat during 1964-79. Ashwin broke the 45-year-old Chandrasekhar's all-time record in the Vizag match. Ravichandran Ashwin (97 wickets) has written history among the Indian bowlers who have taken the most wickets against England in the longest format. Chandrasekhar (95), Anil Kumbela (92), Bishan Singh Bedi (85), Kapildev (85) and Ishant Sharma (67) are in the next position. None of the current Indian bowlers come close to Ashwin.
Ashwin took three wickets.
Ashwin took three wickets in the second innings of the second Test. Ashwin equaled Chandrasekhar's record by taking a wicket on the third day. In the first session of the fourth day, the Indian bowlers exploded. He took five wickets at lunch time. Ashwin took two more wickets with his experience. Last Test Hero Ollie Pope and legendary player Joe Root were dismissed by Ashwin. If Ashwin takes another wicket in this series, he will join the club of 500 wickets in Test cricket.