Ashwin Cricketer Biography

Ravichandran Ashwin, born on September 17, 1986, is a prominent figure in Indian cricket on the international stage. Known for his expertise as a right-arm off-spin bowler and his adeptness as a lower-order batsman, Ashwin is celebrated as one of the most accomplished off-spinners in the history of the sport. He has represented the Indian cricket team with distinction, contributing significantly to their triumphs in the 2011 Cricket World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy. In domestic cricket, he represents Tamil Nadu and South Zone, while in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he showcases his skills as part of the Rajasthan Royals squad.

Other Name R Ashwin
Nickname Ash
Profession Cricketer (Spin Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 188 cm
in meters– 1.88 m
in feet inches– 6’ 2”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
International Debut ODI– 5 June 2010 against Sri Lanka at Harare
Test– 6 November 2011 against West Indies at Delhi
T20– 12 June 2010 against Zimbabwe at Harare
Jersey Number #99 (India)
#99 (Domestic)
Domestic/State Team Chennai Super Kings, Dindigul Dragons, Rising Pune Supergiants, Tamil Nadu, Worcestershire
Favourite Ball Carrom ball
Records (main ones) • Fastest Indian bowler to take 50 & 100 wickets in Test cricket.
• Joint record (with Ian Botham and Jack Gregory) of fastest to the take 50 wickets and score 500 runs (11th Tests).
• In 2016, he became the 2nd fastest bowler to take 200 Test wickets (37th match), after Australian spin bowler Clarrie Grimmett who achieved it in his 36th match.
• In 2017, he became the fastest bowler to take 300 Test wickets (54th match), breaking Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee’s record (56th match).
• 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.
• On 8 February 2021, during the 4th day of the first cricket test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai, Ashwin became the first spinner in over 100 years of Test cricket to dismiss a batsman off the very first ball of an innings. After Ajinkya Rahane caught England opener Rory Burns in the slips off the very first ball of the second innings, Ashwin became only the third spinner in the 134-year history of the game to earn that rare distinction. 
• Ravichandran Ashwin accomplished a remarkable feat in his distinguished Test career by taking the wickets of both father and son, when he dismissed Tagenarine Chanderpaul during the first Test against the West Indies on 12 July 2023. 
• He became the second Indian player to reach 500 Test wickets on 16 February 2024.
Career Turning Point His remarkable performance in the 2010 Indian Premier League (IPL 3), after which he was selected in the Indian squad that toured Zimbabwe in May–June 2010.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 17 September 1986
Age (as of 2022) 36 Years
Birthplace Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign Virgo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai
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)
Family Father– Ravichandran
Mother– Chitra
Religion Hinduism
Caste Brahmin
Address A home in Postal colony, West Mambalam, Chennai-33
Hobbies Reading, Watching movies, tennis, basket ball & football
Controversies • In September 2016, during a Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) match, he lost his temperament while batting for Dindigul Dragons against Chepauk Super Gillies. When the batsman on the other end, Jagadeesan Narayan got dismissed, Ashwin and Narayan had a verbal spat and physical tussle with the bowler Kishore who pushed Narayan and passed provocating comments.

• 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.

• On 19 February 2018, Ashwin promoted a shoe brand on Twitter, to which former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs tweeted, “Hopefully you will be able to run faster now Ashwin.” Ashwin counted his tweet by saying, “Surely not as fast as you did mate, unfortunately I was not as blessed as you were. But I was blessed with a wonderfully ethical mind not to fix games that put food on my plate.” Soon after, Ashwin deleted the tweets respecting his “family of fans.”

Cricketer(s) Batsman– Sachin Tendulkar, Clive Lloyd, Vivian Richards
Bowler– Shane Warne
All-rounder– Kapil Dev
Athlete(s) Diego Maradona, Marat Safin, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Usain Bolt
Food Chocolates
Actor Santhanam
Film(s) Bollywood– 3 Idiots
Hollywood– Vertical Limit
Tamil– Boss Engira Baskaran
Singer/Musician(s) A. R. Rahman, Shoaib Bhushan
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Narayanan Prithi
Wife/Spouse Narayanan Prithi
Marriage Date 13 November 2011
Children Daughters– Akhira, Aadhya
Money Factor
Salary (as of 2023) Retainer Fee: ₹10 crore
Test Fee: ₹20 lakh
ODI Fee: ₹12 lakh
T20 Fee: ₹5 lakh


Ashwin Cricketer Early Life & Personal life 

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Ashwin entered the world on September 17, 1986, in Madras, Tamil Nadu, to parents Ravichandran and Chitra. His father, Ravichandran, himself a former club-level cricketer as a fast bowler, likely influenced Ashwin’s early interest in the sport. Ashwin pursued his education at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. His cricketing journey commenced at the tender age of nine when he joined YMCA, under the guidance of coach Chandrasekar Rao. Initially, Ashwin showcased his talents as an opening batter for the Indian under-17 team. However, he later transitioned to medium-pace bowling before eventually settling into his role as an off-spinner. His academic pursuits led him to graduate with a BTech in Information Technology from SSN College of Engineering in Chennai.

Ashwin Cricketer Some Lesser Known Facts About 

  • Mathematics used to be his least favorite subject.
  • During high school, his wife, Prithi, was his classmate.
  • In his school days, he was known for his mischievous antics.
  • Initially, he pursued cricket as an opening batsman. However, at the age of 14, a pelvic injury resulting in a ligament tear in his hip bones led him to abandon this ambition.
  • Initially, he began his cricketing journey as a fast bowler. However, upon his mother’s suggestion, he switched to spin bowling, a decision that proved fruitful.
  • His ambition to excel as a spinner intensified after he captained his team and claimed a notable 7-wicket haul at the National Cricket Academy.
  • He made his debut across all formats (T20I, ODI, Test) with at least one wicket to his credit.
  • In 2014, he was honored with the prestigious Arjuna Award by the Government of India, the nation’s highest sporting accolade.
  • Cricket experts often liken him to a combination of former Indian spin bowlers Bishan Singh Bedi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, and Erapalli Prasanna.
  • His all-time favorite captain is Sourav Ganguly.

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