Points to Remember:
- Team India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest bowler to take 350 wickets in Test cricket, achieving the feat during the first Test against South Africa in Visakhapatnam.
- The 33-year-old dismissed Theunis de Bruyn to reach 350 wickets in his 66th Test match, equalling the record of former Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.
Awards (Ravichandran Ashwin):
- Arjuna Award: 2014
- ICC Test Team of the Year: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
- BCCI’s Dilip Sardesai Award for India’s best cricketer: 2010–11, 2015–16
- BCCI’s Polly Umrigar Award for International cricketer of the year: 2012–13
- ICC Test Player of the Year: 2016
- ICC Cricketer of the Year: 2016
- CEAT International Cricketer of the Year: 2016–17
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Who became the joint-fastest bowler, alongside Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan, to claim 350 Test wickets in Test cricket? Ravichandran Ashwin
- In which year, Ravichandran Ashwin has been honoured with Arjuna Award? 2014