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Harbhajan surpasses Akram, climbs to 9th Spot in Elite List

Harbhajan SinghIndia’s veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh eclipsed Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram to jump to the ninth position in the all-Time highest Test wicket-takers list on Sunday. He jumped to the ninth spot in the elite list when he dismissed Imrul Kayes for 72 at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here on Sunday.

It was his 415th wicket, claimed in his 102nd Test. Akram has 414 from 104 matches. Harbhajan ended the Test with figures of 3/64 that took his overall tally to 416 dismissal. He has made a comeback to the Indian team after a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to poor form.

Another major landmark awaits Harbhajan, he is just 20 wickets shy of surpassing compatriot and pace great Kapil Dev’s haul of 434 wickets. Legendary spinner Anil Kumble heads India’s all-time list with 619 wickets, followed by Kapil. India and Bangladesh played out a rain-enforced draw in a one-off Test match here on Sunday.

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