Pickup up 100 wickets against an opponent is not that easy because a bowler needs to work his socks off to get better day by day. He needs to figure out and come up with strategies such that he can go on to rip through the defence of the opponents.
There will be bad days at the office but it is important for the bowlers to overcome failures by picking lessons on the go. While taking 100 wickets against one opposition can be a daunting task, some bowlers have taken 100 wickets against multiple oppositions in their careers. This goes to show their overall quality.
In the history of Indian cricket, four bowlers have managed to complete 100 wickets against multiple oppositions.
1. Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble is widely regarded as one of the greatest spin bowlers in the history of the sport. Popularly known as “Jumbo”, Kumble is India’s leading wicket-taker in Tests with 619 wickets. He comes first on the list as he completed 100 wickets against six different oppositions (Australia, England, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies), which is the most by an Indian bowler.
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2. Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev is one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of the game and it was under his captaincy, that India beat the mighty West Indies to win the ODI World Cup for the first time in 1983. Kapil Dev has completed 100 wickets against four different oppositions (Australia, England, Pakistan and West Indies).
3. Ravichandran Ashwin
India’s veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is considered one of the finest spin bowlers in the modern era. He has completed 100 wickets against four different oppositions (Australia, England, Sri Lanka and West Indies).
4. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh is one of the most successful off-spin bowlers in the history of Indian cricket and has helped the team with his impactful bowling spells. He has completed 100 wickets against two different oppositions such as Australia and Sri Lanka respectively.
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