Ashwin scalped the wicket of Tom Latham (52) to achieve the feat on Day 5 of the first Test against New Zealand.
Taking to his Twitter, Harbhajan wrote, “Congratulations @ashwinravi99. Wish you many more brother.. God bless. Keep shining.”
Congratulations @ashwinravi99 wish you many more brother.. God bless.. keep shining 👏👏
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1638176395000
The off-spinner had equalled Harbhajan’s tally of 417 wickets on Sunday after he dismissed Will Young on Day 4.
Ashwin has so far taken 30 five-wicket hauls in his career.
Stat Alert – With 418 wickets, @ashwinravi99 becomes India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Tests.#TeamIndia https://t.co/TRvelxZ1Wk
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1638174981000
In the first innings of the Test, Ashwin had taken three wickets while Axar Patel took five.
Former spinner Anil Kumble is at the number one spot for India with 619 wickets in Test matches, followed by all-rounder Kapil Dev at 434.