Ravichandran Ashwin Biography
Born 17 September 1986, Ravichandra Ashwin is an Indian International Cricketer. He started his cricket journey as a Batsman but do several injuries he is playing as a bowler for team India. Ashwin is an allrounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off break. He played domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu and Delhi Capitals In IPL. Did you know Ashwin first saw his current wife Preethi Narayanan during their school days?
- Name: Ravichandran Ashwin
- Nickname: Ash
- Role: Cricketer (Spin Bowler)
- Batting Style: Right-handed
- Bowling Style: Right-arm off-break
- Height (approx.): 6’0″
- Weight (approx.): 75 kg
- Eye Colour: Black
- Hair Colour: Black
- Date of Birth: 17 September 1986
- Age: 33 Years (As of 2020)
- Birth Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
- Zodiac sign: Virgo
- Nationality: Indian
- School: Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai, and St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
- College: Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering (SSN), Chennai
- Educational Qualifications: B.Tech in Information Technology (IT)
- Father: Ravichandran (Worked in Southern Railways, Former club level cricketer)
- Mother: Chitra
- Brother: NA
- Sister: NA
- Coach/Mentor: Sanjay Bhardwaj, Pawan Gulati, Raju Tondon
- Religion: Hindu
- Address: A home in Postal Colony, West Mambalam, Chennai-33
- Test: 6 November 2011 against West Indies at Delhi
- ODI: 5 June 2010 against Sri Lanka at Harare
- T20: 12 June 2010 against Zimbabwe at Harare
- Jersey Number: #99 (India), #99 (Domestic)
- Domestic/State Teams: Chennai Super Kings, Dindigul Dragons, Rising Pune Supergiants, Tamil Nadu, Worcestershire
- Nature on the field: Calm
- He became the fastest bowler to pick 200 Test scalps in 2017.
- He is the fastest Indian bowler to take 50 and 100 Test wickets.
- He was the third Indian to receive ICC cricketer of the year. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid had received the award earlier.
- The 5th Indian bowler to take 300 wickets in Test cricket, after Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434), Harbhajan Singh (417) and Zaheer Khan (311).
- The 3rd Indian to receive the ICC Cricketer of the Year award, after Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.
- Hobbies: Watching movies, tennis, basketball & football
- Favorite Cricketers: Shane Warne, Harbhajan Singh
- Favorite Sportspersons: NA
- Favorite Food: Chinese Food
- Favorite Color: NA
Wife and Children
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Narayanan Prithi
- Marriage Date: 13 November 2011
- Children: Adhya Ashwin, Akhira Ashwin
Awards and Recognitions
- Arjuna Award: 2014
- ICC Test Team of the Year: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
- BCCI’s Dilip Sardesai Award for India’s best cricketer: 2010–11, 2015–16
- BCCI’s Polly Umrigar Award for international cricketer of the year: 2012–13
- ICC Test Player of the Year: 2016
- ICC Cricketer of the Year: 2016
- CEAT International Cricketer of the Year: 2016–17
- In December 2016, he was trolled on social media as he didn’t mention the name of former captain MS Dhoni in his thank you speech after winning the ICC Best Test Cricketer Award.
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- Ashwin hates Maths the most among all his subjects.
- His wife was his schoolmate.
- Ashwin started playing cricket as an opening batsman, but he dropped the idea at the age of 14 after he injured his pelvic area which caused a ligament tear in the hip bones. Now he is playing for team India as a bowler.
Section: Cricketer Biography