India’s senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Sunday reached a landmark as he surpassed Pakistan legend Wasim Akram’s tally of Test wickets to climb to ninth in the all-time highest wicket-takers’ list.
Harbhajan dismissed Imrul Kayes for 72 to reach 415 Test victims, one more than Akram’s 414 from 104 matches.His final figures of 3/64 took his tally to 416 victims from 102 Test matches.
In fact, the Indian off-spinner reached the landmark quicker than Akram as the Pakistani had achieved the feat in two Test matches more.The ‘Turbanator’ is now only 20 wickets short of beating Kapil Dev’s 434 Test wickets to become the second highest wicket-taker in history of Indian Test cricket after Anil Kumble’s 619 wickets.
Veteran off-spinnerHarbhajan Singh became the ninth highest Test wicket taker on Sunday after surpassing Pakistan legend Wasim Akramtally of wickets during the drawn lone Test match between India and Bangladeshat Fatullah.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin produced a magical spell and was ably assisted by Harbhajan before the rain-affected Test ended in a draw.
Although the draw was inevitable after the first session of the final day was washed out, the spinners enforced a follow-on against the hosts after tea.Harbhajan requires only 19 more wickets to beat Kapil Dev’s 434 to become the second highestIndian Test wicket-taker after Anil Kumble’s 619.