4 records held by Indian bowlers in ODIs
India has always been peddled as the land of batsmen. It has always been the batsman upon whom the layman Indian fan has placed his bet. It would not be an aberration to claim that Indian batsmen have won more matches for the team than the bowlers. This is especially true in the limited overs format, where stalwarts like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli have set the stage on fire with their prowess.
However, while laurels about Indian batting, it is perilous to underestimate the capabilities of India's bowlers, who are often given scanty coverage when it comes to showering accolades on Indian cricketing giants. Indian fans and critics alike, often tend to have a proclivity towards the batsmen while having a serious discussion on Indian cricket, despite our bowlers' records.
India has produced some terrific bowling talents in ODI Cricket. Here we have a look at four world records held by Indian bowlers in ODIs.
1. Kuldeep Yadav - Most wickets by a spinner in an ODI series in South Africa
Kuldeep Yadav had a dream tour of South Africa in 2018 where he, along with Yuzvendra Chahal hunted in pairs and bamboozled the South African batsmen. En-route their brilliant performances in the ODI series, they managed to appropriate several ODI records.
Kuldeep, with 17 scalps in the six-match ODI series, broke the record for the most wickets by a spinner in an ODI series on South African soil, surpassing the previous record of 14 wickets held by Muttiah Muralitharan in the1998 tri-series that featured Pakistan as the third team. With 16 wickets, his compatriot Chahal holds the second spot on the coveted list.
Kuldeep also broke the record for the most wickets by an overseas spinner in a bilateral ODI series on South African soil, going past the tally of 12 wickets by West Indian Keith Arthurton in the 1998 seven-match ODI series. Interestingly, Chahal holds the second spot on this list too.