Ravichandran Ashwin, on Monday, scored his fifth Test century – his first against a team other than the West Indies – to break multiple records and add further feathers to his cap.
The India all-rounder has now achieved the unique double of scoring 1000-plus runs and picking in excess of 100 wickets against England across formats. He is only the second Indian cricketer to have got to the milestone against the Englishmen after former captain Kapil Dev.
While Kapil has scored 1804 runs and picked 113 wickets in 50 matches, Ashwin has, thus far, at the end of the third innings at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, scored 1090 runs and bagged 106 international scalps.
While 19 other batsmen, including Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, have scored more…