India’s third most prolific spinner in Test cricket Ashwin Ravichandran welcomed the third most prolific pacer Ishant Sharma into the 300-wicket club on Monday in Chennai at the end of day four in the opening Test against England.
Ishant bagged his 300th Test wicket by trapping Dan Lawrence lbw for 18 – his third of the match – in his 98th Test for India.
The milestone reached during England’s second innings sees the 32-year-old enter India’s exclusive 300-wicket club, which includes pace greats Kapil Dev (434) and Zaheer Khan (311).
Spinner Anil Kumble remains India’s highest wicket-taker with 619 scalps before he retired in 2008.
Ishant, who made his Test debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2007, has battled a series of injuries throughout a stop-start career.
Ashwin and Ishant got together for a chat at the end of day’s play: