12 October: Ashwin took 500 wickets in first-class cricket against west indies on Friday at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
Ashwin became the 4th Indian bowler who took the fastest 500 wickets in his career before this Amar Singh took fastest 500 wickets in only 90 first class Matches. whereas Padmakar Shivalkar played 103first-class matches and he is on no. 2 position. Ashwin is only behind former greats Amar Singh, Padmakar Shivalkar and Vaman Kumar in this list.
Ravichandran Ashwin has played 107* first-class matches and he is on no. 4th. He breaks the record of legend player Anil Kumble who is on no. 6th now.
Indian bowlers fastest to 500 first-class wickets in fewest matches:
- Amar Singh (90)
- Padmakar Shivalkar (103)
- Vaman Kumar (106)
- R. Ashwin (107)
- Subhash Gupte/ Bhagwat (110)
- Anil Kumble (112)