When India was about to start its home season under new captain Virat Kohli, there were few apprehensions about how Virat Kohli and the young cricketers, brought up in T20 world, would fare in grueling home season. Team India had fire power but inexperience and lack of ability was there to thwart their ascendency. At the end of the home season, Team India under Virat Kohli not only proved their critics wrong but also smashed many record en-route to their success.
Here is the list of the record smashed by Indian players.
Ravichandran Ashwin –
(i) Ashwin took 82 wickets in 13 test in the season and broke record held by Dale Steyn (78 ) since 2007-08.
(ii) Ashwin also became quickest to take 250 wickets ( 45 Test) breaking record of Richard Hadlee ( 48 Test )
(iii) Ashwin also became quickest to get 25 five-wickets haul ( in 47 Test) breaking record of Richard Hadlee ( 62 Test). He also became fastest to take 200 wickets at home ( in 30 test ). Ashwin’s current bowling strike rate of 52 is best by a spinner in last 100 years.
Ravindra Jadeja –
(i) Jadeja became only third player in Test Cricket history to score more than 500 runs and take more than 50 wickets in a season other two being Kapil Dev in 1979-80 and Mitchell Johnson in 2008-09. Jadeja sits on top of the chart with 556 runs and 71 wickets.
(ii) Jadeja became the highest left arm wicket-taker after 30 Tests, with 142 wickets. He is followed by Mitchell Johnson, who had 137 wickets after 30 Tests.
Cheteshwar Pujara –
(i) Pujara scored 1316 runs and set record of highest runs scored by an Indian in a season in Test matches breaking 8 year old record of Gautam Gambhir (1269). He, now, also holds record of most run in a season in test matches at home venue.
Virat Kohli –
Kohli became first batsman to score 4 double century in four consecutive series. He went past Don Bradman and Dravid. Both of them did it in three consecutive series.
And here comes the most interesting one –
Since Steve Smith’s infamous brain-fade incident, Australia have taken more than 10 DRS and was successful in only one but yes as they said Aussies don’t cheat you know.