Following India’s convincing 40-run victory over Hong Kong on August 31, Ravindra Jadeja became India’s highest wicket-taker in the history of the Asia Cup tournament.

Jadeja bowled a brilliant spell, taking the wicket of the dangerous Babar Hayat, sending him back to the pavilion for 41 off 35 balls. While some of India’s bowlers took some stick during Hong Kong’s innings, the left arm spinner finished with figures of 1/15 in four overs.

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Jadeja has now taken 23 wickets across six Asia Cup tournaments dating back from 2010 to 2022. He has also overtaken former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, who has a total haul of 22 wickets in the Asia Cup.

Back in 2010, during his first Asia Cup appearance, Jadeja picked up four wickets followed by one wicket in 2012, and seven in 2014. Later, in the 2016 edition of the Asia Cup, he took three wickets, followed by another seven wickets in the 2018 edition. In the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 cricket event, he has just the one wicket.

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His most successful Asia Cup with the ball was in 2018. In four matches, he picked up seven wickets at an average of 22.28 and an economy rate of 4.45. His best bowling figures in the tournament was 4/29.

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