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Harbhajan Singh Congratulates Ravichandran Ashwin After Latter Goes Past Him In All-Time Test Wicket-Takers’ List


Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Tom Latham on Monday to go past Harbhajan Singh.© AFP

Indian spin great Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter on Monday to congratulate Ravichandran Ashwin after the latter became India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket on Monday. Ashwin dismissed Tom Latham in the second session to go past Harbhajan’s tally of 417 wickets in Tests. “Congratulations @ashwinravi99 wish you many more brother.. God bless.. keep shining,” Harbhajan wrote in a tweet on Monday. Ashwin is now behind Anil Kumble (619) and Kapil Dev (434) in India’s all-time list of highest Test wicket-takers.

Meanwhile, Ashwin’s superb performances with both and ball have prompted wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik to compare him to Kapil Dev.

“Obviously, I don’t think I am in a place to judge both of them, but I must admit that they should be spoken of in the same breath when it comes to Indian cricket because both of them have been match-winners, have been exemplary, and have been definitely the two best all-rounders to have come out of this soil for a long, long time,” Karthik said during a discussion with Simon Doull on Cricbuzz.

“You have to put him there (among India’s best all-rounders) with the number of Man of the Series he has won, the accolades he has got obviously.

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“Getting 417 wickets in 80 Tests is an unbelievable record to have and the fact that he’s contributed and scored five hundreds, much more than a lot of the batters who play for a longer period of time in Test matches. There are people who have played 30-35 Tests, and still haven’t managed five hundreds,” he added.

India are in a good position in the Kanpur Test and eyeing victory after the visitors lost wickets in quick succession.

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