Ravichandran Ashwin was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He has taken forward the legacy of the Indian Spin Bowling and has achieved many records. He is an Engineer in Information technology. The classic off break bowler and batsman was a good student. Interestingly, he started as an opening batsman and medium pace bowler. However, his mother insisted him to take spin bowling instead. He has been married to his childhood friend Preethi and they have two kids together.
Ravichandran Ashwin came into National foray much later than he would have been. He played some brilliant cricket in Tamil Nadu domestic cricket and IPL for Chennai Super Kings. He debuted for India in 2010 against Zimbabwe in T20. He played his first Test in 2011. There was no looking back after that for Ashwin.
He is the fastest Indian bowler in the world to take 50,100 and 200 wickets in Test Cricket. He also has huge maximum number 5 wickets in Innings for India. He has evolved as an All rounder for the team and has smashed centuries too. He became the third Indian in 2016 to become the ICC Player of the Year after Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. He has scored 1816 runs and taken 248 wickets in test cricket. He also has 142 scalps in ODI and has scored 658 runs.
- Name: RavichandranAshwin
- Nick Name: Ash
- Data of Birth: 17 September, 1986
- Age: 30 Years
- Place of Birth: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
- Father: Ravichandran
- Mother: Chitra
- School: Padma SeshadriBalaBhavan and St. Bede’s
- College: Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
- Education: B.Tech
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: Prithi Narayanan
- Religion: Hinduism
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Eye Colour: Black
- Height: 6 Feet 2 inches
- Weight: 83Kgs
- Profession: Cricketer
- Languages Known: Tamil, Hindi and English