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Ravichandran Ashwin – Facts & Biography

Last Updated on February 15, 2023 by theviralsportsindia

Ravichandran Ashwin is a cricketer who inspires millions of young talents who wants to play cricket for India. He is one of the best bowlers in the history of Indian Cricket. In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023, Ashwin matches the record of Anil Kumble. By taking 450 wickets in test cricket, Ashwin becomes the fastest bowler who completed 450 wickets in test cricket.

Ravichandran Ashwin Facts

NameRavichandran Ashwin
Date of BirthSeptember 17, 1986
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu
WifePrithi Narayanan
BATTING STYLERight-hand bat
BOWLING STYLERight arm Offbreak
PLAYING ROLEBowling Allrounder
Ashwin Instagram@rashwin99
Ashwin Twitterashwinravi99
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight83 kg (182.98 lbs)
Eye ColorDark Brown
Ravichandran Ashwin Facts

Ravichandran Ashwin Early Life

Ashwin was born in Chennai on 17 September 1986, His father’s name is Ravichandran, and his father played competitive cricket in Tamil Nadu. His father introduced him to cricket, In his school days he has some interest in football but not as much as in cricket.

After schooling, Ashwin decided to go for pursuing B.Tech. He did his B.Tech in Information & Technology from SSN College of Engineering. As per the player, his cricket career mostly take a lift when he was studying in St. Bede.

Ravichandran Ashwin Career

Ashwin played in the local tournaments and leagues and proved himself as a spinner. Ashwin did a lot of hard work with the ball and becomes a state-famous cricketer.

Ashwin’s performance in the local matches caught the attention of the Tamil Nadu cricket board, and they selected him for his first-class debut for the team in 2006. He showed the same spin magic in the state team and soon the selectors of the Indian cricket team selected him, the Indian national team.

Ashwin made his Test debut against West Indies in 2011, Ashwin is soon known for taking wickets in every pitch condition, especially in dry and dusty conditions which support turn. Ashwin is called a spin master and he proved himself in the one-day internationals and t20 matches too.

In the freedom Trophy Test Series 2015, Ashwin stays the star performer. Ashwin also became the first fastest Indian bowler to achieve 150 wickets in Test cricket.

Ashwin was named, ICC cricketer and Test Cricketer of the Year (2016). Ashwin was also named as a World Test XI in 2017 by the ICC. Ashwin got achievements by ICC in t20 cricket too, he was named in the ICC Men T20 World Cup Squad 2021.

In 2023, Ashwin took over Anil Kumble by taking the fastest 450 wickets in test cricket.

Ravichandran Ashwin IPL Career

Ravichandran Ashwin shows his magic in the IPL too, he played with different teams from Chennai to Punjab. Ashwin also becomes the captain of Kings XI Punjab and proved himself a good captain too.

Ashwin in Chennai Super Kings (2008-2015): Ashwin made his IPL debut for the Chennai Super Kings in 2008 and takes lots of wickets and won the IPL title. He was known for his spin bowling and ability to take wickets at crucial times.

Ashwin in Rising Pune Supergiants (2016-2017): In 2016, Ashwin was traded to the Rising Pune Supergiants, where he continued to showcase his skills as a top-class spin bowler. Despite facing some injuries and setbacks, Ashwin was able to deliver consistent performances for the team and helped them reach the final in 2017.

Ashwin in Kings XI Punjab (2018-2021): In 2018, Ashwin was signed by the Kings XI Punjab, where he played a crucial role in the team’s success. He was one of the leading wicket-takers for the team and was known for his ability to control the game with his accurate bowling. Despite facing some challenges, Ashwin was able to lead the team to the playoffs in 2018 and help them reach the final in 2020.

Interesting Facts about Ravichandran Ashwin

  •  Ashwin was a recipient of the Arjuna Award 2014 and the BCCI’s international cricketer of the year for the 2012–13 season.
Ravichandran Ashwin  Arjun Award 2014
 R Ashwin Receives Arjuna Award From Sports Minister (Image Credit: The Quint)
  • Ashwin’s performance in the 2015 World Cup was highly appreciated because he shows the magic of the ball. He picked up 13 wickets in the World Cup 2015.
  • By taking 450 wickets in test cricket, Ashwin becomes the fastest bowler who completed 450 wickets in test cricket.

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