India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday surpassed Sri Lanka legend Muttiah Muralitharan to claim a unique record in the morning session on Day 4 of the Boxing Day Test at MCG.
Ashwin became the bowler to dismiss most left-handers in Test cricket when he dismissed Josh Hazlewood for 10 to help India bowl out Australia for 200 in their second innings. Notably, Hazlewood was the 192nd left-hander to be dismissed by Ashwin which is the most by any bowler in the history of Test cricket
Earlier, Muralitharan held the record to dismiss most left-handers in Test cricket as he had claimed the wicket of 191 southpaws in his legendary career.
R. Ashwin – 192 Wickets
M. Muralitharan – 191 Wickets
J. Anderson – 186
G. McGrath – 172
Shane Warne – 172
Anil Kumble – 167