Umesh Yadav claims 100th Test wicket

Umesh Yadav claims 100th Test wicket

Umesh Yadav with teammates celebrates the wicket of Afghanistan batsman Mohammad Nabi during the second day of a one-off test match, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru on Friday, June 15, 2018. PTI Photo

Umesh Yadav on Friday picked up his 100th Test wickets, becoming the eighth Indian pace bowler to achieve the landmark in the longer format of the game.

Umesh picked up Rahmat Shah as his 100th Test wicket after he trapped him plumb in front of the wickets on the second day of the historic India-Afghanistan Test match here at Chinnaswamy stadium.

Umesh became the 22nd Indian Test bowler to claim a hundred wickets and also eighth Indian pace bowler.

The right-arm pacer thus joined the elite list of Kapil Dev, who bagged 434 wickets in 131 tests, and Zahir Khan who grabbed 311 in 92 Tests.

Other Indian pacers who have achieved the milestone are Ishant Sharma (236), Javagal Srinath (236), Mohammad Shami (110), Karsan Ghavri (109) and Irfan Pathan (100).

All other 14 Indian bowlers who claimed 100 wickets are spinners with Anil Kumble leading the pack with 619 wickets in 132 Tests. Harbhajan Singh and Ravichandran Ashwin had snapped 417 wickets in 103 tests and 312 in 58 matches respectively.

The list also includes the famous spin quartet of Bishen Singh Bedi, EAS Prasanna, Venkatraghavan and B S Chandasekhar, besides Dilip Doshi and Subhash Gupte.