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Harbhajan congratulates Ashwin for becoming India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Tests | Cricket News – Times of India

KANPUR: Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh congratulated Ravichandran Ashwin as the latter surpassed to become the country’s third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket.
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.”

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.

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.


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