Ravichandran Ashwin became the highest wicket-taker of the decade by picking 564 wickets across all international formats from 2010=2019, but this veteran cricketer has not got much attention despite leading the chart of the decade.
In 227 international appearances across formats in this decade, the 33-year old player dismissed 564 batsmen at an average of 27.15, an economy rate of 3.47 and a strike rate of 46.9 including 27 five-wicket hauls and seven 10-wicket hauls.
It is worth mentioning that he has achieved this feat despite not playing limited-overs cricket for almost to and half years, this says how dominant Ashwin has been in this decade. he has received good competition from England pace duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad, and New Zealand pace duo Tim Southee and Trent boul.
But they’ve ended up in the next 4 positions of the top five wicket-takers in this decade across all the formats. after the announcement BCCI President who felt the same like many, that Ashwin is going unnoticed despite his excellent performance, came up with a Tweet on his official Twitter handle.
“Most international wickets for ashwin this decade.. what an effort .. just get a Feeling it goes unnoticed at times .. super stuff ..,” said the Tweet
Sourav Ganguly Tweet:
Most international wickets for ashwin this decade @ashwinravi99 @bcci .. what an effort .. just get a Feeling it goes unnoticed at times .. super stuff .. pic.twitter.com/TYBCHnr0Ow
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) December 24, 2019
for this Tweet, Ashwin replied by saying “Thank you so much dada.”
Thank you so much dada.🙏
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) December 24, 2019
Most international wickets this decade:
1️⃣ – @ashwinravi99 (564)
2️⃣ – @jimmy9 (535)
3️⃣ – @StuartBroad8 (525)
4️⃣ – Tim Southee (472)
5️⃣ – @trent_boult (458) pic.twitter.com/mkMI5g0VRR
— ICC (@ICC) December 24, 2019
For those who demeaning this stat by "how many wickets at home?"
% of wickets at home::
338/564- Ashwin (59.9%)
334/535- Anderson (62.4%)
319/525- Broad (60.7%)
266/472 -Southee (56.3%)
273/458- Boult (59.6%) https://t.co/qw3YZDZLt4
— Rohit Yadav (@cricrohit) December 25, 2019
564 international wickets, the most in a decade – surely no mean feat. It requires extraordinary fitness and consistency. Top OFF the World stuff right from starting the decade with the Pride. Can't be prouder for namma Chennai's very own! #WhistlePodu #Yellove 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/k0EORlBnml
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) December 25, 2019
After being left out of the ODI and T20I teams for so long … https://t.co/IOpMg9HeXC
— Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) December 25, 2019