R Ashwin Breaks Kapil Dev’s Record to Become Highest Test Wicket Taker in Home Season
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed India’s former legendary allrounder Kapil Dev to become the highest wicket-taker in a home Test season
Ashwin has scored 67 wickets from 10 Tests in 2016-17 season played in India. Former Indian captain Kapil Dev took 63 wickets from 13 matches in the 1979-80 season.
Ashwin achieved the feat when he dismissed Mitchell Starc of Australia in their first innings on the second day of the ongoing first Test against Australia in Pune at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on February 24, 2017.
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan holds both the No.3 and No.4 spots with 54 wickets in 2001-02 and 2003-04 seasons respectively.