Ravichandran Ashwin

India
35 Years (17 Sep, 1986)
Male
Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu
bowling allrounder
right-hand bat
right-arm offbreak
2010 - 2021
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Ravichandran Ashwin Bio

When Anil Kumble retired from Indian cricket, there was a massive void that needed to filled up. In those days, there was concern whether India had sufficient spin stocks available. There was one cricketer who was making a big impact in the IPL at that time. His First-Class experience was limited. But, he had made a name as a spinner in Tamil Nadu’s gully and local cricket. In the IPL for Chennai Super Kings, Ravichandran Ashwin was putting in magnificent performances....Read More

When Anil Kumble retired from Indian cricket, there was a massive void that needed to filled up. In those days, there was concern whether India had sufficient spin stocks available. There was one cricketer who was making a big impact in the IPL at that time. His First-Class experience was limited. But, he had made a name as a spinner in Tamil Nadu’s gully and local cricket. In the IPL for Chennai Super Kings, Ravichandran Ashwin was putting in magnificent performances.

It was only going to be a matter of time before he was fast-tracked into the Indian cricket team. After Chennai Super Kings won the IPL in 2010 and 2011, Ravichandran Ashwin was included in the Indian cricket team for the Tests against West Indies. On that gloomy day in 2011 till 2021, Ravichandran Ashwin has been India’s ultimate match-winner with the ball. With the bat, he has become a dependable batsman in all conditions.

Recently, he surpassed Harbhajan Singh and became India’s best offspinner in history. With over 400 wickets and his appetite for wickets increasing with every passing year, Ashwin is on course to break plenty of records.

When did Ravichandran Ashwin make his international debut?

Ravichandran Ashwin made his international debut in 2010 in ODIs and T20Is. His ODI debut was against Sri Lanka in Harare while his T20I debut came against Zimbabwe at the same debut. Ashwin made his Test debut against West Indies in 2011 in Delhi.

R Ashwin in IPL

Ravichandran Ashwin made his debut in the IPL by playing for Chennai Super Kings. In his first two years, he enjoyed a stupendous return as the club enjoyed back-to-back IPL titles. After his stint with Chennai Super Kings, R Ashwin turned up for Rising Pune Supergiant when Chennai Super Kings were banned for a couple of years. He became captain of Punjab Kings after Rising Pune Supergiant was dissolved. He did not have that much success in his two years as captain and he moved to the Delhi Capitals franchise in 2020.

In 154 matches in the IPL, Ashwin has taken 138 wickets with his best being 4/34. His economy rate is 6.87 with an average of just over 23.

R Ashwin in international cricket

In his very first Test match, Ashwin took the format like a duck to water. He took 6/47 against the West Indies and secured the Man of the Match award in his debut match. Prior to his Test match heroics, Ashwin had picked up 11 wickets in the 5-0 whitewash of New Zealand. Throughout this entire period from 2013 till 2021, Ashwin dominated opponents at home. His 32 wickets in the 4-0 whitewash of Australia was a masterclass. In 2015, he took 31 wickets to help India beat South Africa 3-0.

Ashwin has formed a brilliant spin partnership with Ravindra Jadeja. The duo complements each other well. Jadeja keeps one end tight and builds pressure. This allows Ashwin to run through the opponents. Even with the bat, he is no slouch. He once scored a century and took 10 wickets in the 2021 Test match in Chennai against England. If Ashwin continues this form, he might very well go past 500 wickets in Tests.

In ODIs, he has endured a tough patch as he was dropped from the Indian cricket team following their defeat in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. But, he is part of the 2011 World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy sides under MS Dhoni.

R Ashwin records in Tests

In Tests, Ashwin is a phenomenal performer. His record against left-handed batsmen in particular is mind-boggling. In the list of his top 15 batsmen that he has dismissed the most, Ashwin has 14 left-handers. When a left-hander is on strike, R Ashwin is surely going to take his wicket. His average of 24.17 even after 82 Tests is amazing. Here is a look at his gest bowling performances.

BOWLING FIGURESOPPONENTYEARVENUE
13.5-2-59-7New Zealand2016Indore
29.5-7-66-7South Africa2015Nagpur
25-8-83-7West Indies2016North Sound
42-12-103-7Australia2013Chennai
46.2-11-145-7South Africa2019Vishakhapatnam
16.3-5-31-6New Zealand2012Hyderabad
12.4-4-41-6Australia2017Bangalore
13.4-2-46-6Sri Lanka2015Galle
21.3-5-47-6West Indies2011Delhi
26.5-9-54-6New Zealand2011Hyderabad
20.3-3-55-6England2016Mumbai
17.3-2-61-6England2016Chennai
27.2-5-81-6New Zealand2016Indore
44-4-112-6England2016Mumbai
35.3-5-132-6New Zealand2016Kanpur
16.1-6-32-5South Africa2015Nagpur
16-6-42-5Sri Lanka2015Colombo
23.5-4-43-5England2021Chennai
22.5-4-47-5England2021Ahmedabad
24-5-51-5South Africa2015Mohali
16-2-52-5West Indies2016Kingston
34-18-57-5Australia2013Delhi
49.1-26-61-5South Africa2015Delhi
28-12-63-5Australia2013Hyderabad
29.5-6-67-5England2016Vishakhapatnam
22-1-69-5New Zealand2012Bangalore
16.4-3-69-5Sri Lanka2017Colombo
25-6-87-5Bangladesh2014Fatullah
32-6-95-5Australia2013Chennai
52.1-6-156-5West Indies2011Mumbai

Ravchandran Ashwin - His Net Worth and Endorsements

R Ashwin’s net worth is approximately USD 21 million as of 2021. His salaries, when it comes to IPL and the BCCI combined, is close to Rs 10 crore on an annual basis. Here are the list of brands endorsed by the Tamil Nadu offspinner

  • Moov
  • Myntra
  • Manna Health Mix
  • Bombay Shaving Company
  • Specsmakers
  • Ramraj Linen Shirts
  • Aristocrat Bags
  • Complan
  • GRT Jewellers
  • Gillette
  • Hero Bikes
  • Vodafone (VI)
  • Castrol Oil
  • HDFC Life

What is Ravichandran Ashwin’s Date of Birth?

Ravichandran Ashwin’s Date of Birth is 17 September, 1986. His age is 35 years.

What is Ravichandran Ashwin’s height?

Ravichandran Ashwin’s height is six feet two inches, which is 188 cms.

Who are all there in Ravichandran Ashwin’s Family? Here are the family details

Ashwin hails from a Tamil Hindu family. He was born in West Mambalam in Chennai. His father, Ravichandran played as a fast bowler at club level. Not much is known about his mother.

Ravichandran Ashwin and his wife, kids details

Ravichandran Ashwin is married to Priti. They have two daughters in Aadhya and Akhira. Ashwin married Priti in 2011 and they became parents in 2016.

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Ravichandran Ashwin News

May 27, 2022
R Ashwin who has time and again did the unthinkable has explained his guiding principles in life. 
Apr 11, 2022
Ravichandran Ashwin broke his silence on the retired out decision after becoming the first player in IPL history to opt for the move.
Mar 14, 2022
India bundled out Sri Lanka for 208 runs in the second innings to claim a massive 238 runs victory in the 2nd Test in Bengaluru.
Mar 6, 2022
The all-rounder finished with the match figures of 9/87 to guide India to a massive victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test match.
Feb 12, 2022
While fans are exited about the addition of the veteran spinner, there might be a little bit of awkwardness in the team's first training session.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ravichandran Ashwin

What is Ravichandran Ashwin's age?

Ravichandran Ashwin is 35 years old

What is the date of birth of Ravichandran Ashwin?

Ravichandran Ashwin's date of birth is September 17, 1986

What is the height of Ravichandran Ashwin?

Ravichandran Ashwin's height is 188 cms, which is six feet two inches.

What is the name of Ravichandran Ashwin's wife?

Ravichandran Ashwin is married to his childhood sweetheart Prithi Narayan. The duo tied the knot in 2011.

What is the name of Ravichandran Ashwin's daughters?

Ashwin and Prithi have two daughters in Aadhya and Akhira.