Thursday, 17 October 2013

Ravichandran Ashwin

Born on September 17, 1986
Right Handed Batsman  and  Right-arm offbreak bowler
First International against Sri Lanka on Jun 05, 2010
Nickname is Ash.

Early Life

Ashwin was born into a Hindu Brahmin family.He lives in West Mambalam, Chennai.He did his schooling from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St. Bede's. He attended SSN College of Engineering and graduated with a B.Tech in Information Technology. He was nicknamed Dada during his U-19 days while touring Dharamshala.

Love Life

Ashwin with Preethi

Ravichandran Ashwin married childhood friend and schoolmate. On 13 November 2011, Ashwin married his childhood friend Preethi Narayanan. While a reception, attended by his Tamil Nadu teammates, friends and relatives, was held on Saturday evening, the marriage was solemnised according to Hindu rites on Sunday morning at a very low-key ceremony. 


Ashwin with his MoM award

  • Ravichandran Ashwin became the third Indian cricketer to score a century and take five wickets in same test match.He achieved this feat in his third Test when he made 103 and took 5/156 in the first innings. 
  • He is also the fourth Indian cricketer to be awarded the Man of the Match (MoM) on debut. 
  • On 8 December 2012, Ashwin completed 500 runs in his 11th Test cricket match when batting against England scoring 91*. With this he shares the record of becoming the fastest player along with Australia’s Jack Gregory and England’s Ian Botham, who also took 11 Tests to reach the mark of completing the all-round double of 500 runs and 50 wickets. Incidentally the quickest Indian to reach 500 runs and 50 wickets before Ashwin was Salim Durani, who did so in his 14th Test, followed by Vinoo Mankad in 15 tests and Kapil Dev in 16.
  • Ashwin has surpassed former India captain Anil Kumble as the leading wicket-taker for India in a four-Test series.
  • Ashwin was given the Dilip Sardesai award for becoming the Man of the Series in his debut Test series and a cheque for INR5 lakh.


Ashwin using Nike sponsored Bat
Ashwin has promoted Animal Planet channel,Moov,Nike and Calvin's Milkshake brand.
Earnings INR 1 crores from grade A contract from BCCI.

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