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‘Longest 48 hours’: Ashwin’s wife opens up on harrowing ordeal ‘between 500 and 501’

‘Longest 48 hours’: Ashwin’s wife opens up on harrowing ordeal ‘between 500 and 501’

Ravichandran Ashwin's wife penned an emotional appreciation post after he reached the landmark 500 wickets milestone in Tests

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s wife is extremely proud of her husband for his phenomenal 500-wicket milestone. The spinner’s happy moments after reaching the landmark lasted for a short while. He had to leave the team after the Day 2 owing to a family emergency.

Ashwin’s wife pens emotional note

Taking to Instagram, Ashwin’s wife Prithi put up an appreciation post, where she also revealed the harrowing 48-hour ordeal. She reveals that despite chasing the 500th wicket at Hyderabad and Vizag, it did not happen to be so. She reveals that a lot happened between 500 and 501.

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“Ravichandran Ashwin has withdrawn from the Test squad, effective immediately due to a family medical emergency. In these challenging times, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the team fully supports Ashwin,” BCCI had said in a statement.

Ashwin became only the second Indian spinner and fifth spinner in the world to take 500 wickets in Tests. The off-spinner has been playing in Tests for more than a decade and has played in 98 Tests so far.

Most Test wickets by spinners

  • 800: Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
  • 708: Shane Warne (Australia)
  • 619: Anil Kumble (India)
  • 517: Nathan Lyon (Australia)
  • 500: Ravichandran Ashwin (India)

Most Test Wickets by Indians

  • 619: Anil Kumble
  • 500: R Ashwin
  • 434: Kapil Dev
  • 417: Harbhajan Singh
  • 311: Ishant Sharma
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