On Monday, Jasprit Bumrah became the fastest Indian pacer to 100 wickets in the game’s longest format. In the fourth Test against England, Bumrah removed Ollie Pope for 2 in the second session of the final day.
Bumrah broke former Indian captain Kapil Dev’s record with Pope’s wicket. Kapil Dev took 25 Tests to reach 100 wickets, whilst Bumrah did so in his 24th game.
Former India spinner Irfan Pathan is next on the list, with 100 wickets in 28 matches, and pacer Mohammed Shami is fourth.
BCCI tweeted, “What a way to reach the [email protected] bowls a beauty as Pope is bowled. Among Indian pacers, he is the quickest to reach the mark of 100 Test wickets.”
Ravichandran Ashwin, an experienced off-spinner, is the fastest Indian bowler to record 100 wickets. During the West Indies’ 2013 tour of India, he accomplished the record in 18 games.
Meanwhile, England batsmen failed to rise to the challenge of slugging it out against Indian spinners in the second session of the fourth Test at the Kennington Oval, after the visitors claimed the lead in the first session of the fifth morning.