Ashwin surpasses Harbhajan for Test wickets in India, now only behind Kumble

CHENNAI: Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday surpassed Harbhajan Singh to become the second highest wicket-taker in Tests played in India.
Ashwin got past Harbhajan, who took 265 wickets at an average of 28.76, by dismissing Ben Stokes with a perfect off-spinner on the second day of the second Test against England here.
Ashwin’s average is 22.67. Spin legend Anil Kumble is the leading wicket-taker in India with 350 scalps at 24.88.
He is also India’s leading wicket-takers in Tests with 619 scalps to his game. Harbhajan is third in the standings with 417 wickets and Ashwin, who is inching towards the 400-wicket mark, is fourth.
The legendary Kapil Dev is second with 434 wickets.

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