Full Name : Ravichandran Ashwin
Date of Birth : 17th September 1986
Place of Birth : Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Nick Name : Dada
Batting Style : Right-Handed
Bowling Style : Right Arm Off Break
Role : Bowler
Test Debut (cap 271) : 6th November 2011 v West Indies
ODI Debut (cap 185) : 5th June 2010 v Sri Lanka
Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian national cricket team player, who plays for India and Tamil Nadu cricket team. Ravichandran Ashwin is a right-handed batsman and right arm off-break bowler. Ravichandran Ashwin is the only bowler of recent times apart from Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka to bowl the carrom ball which he calls as soduku. Ravichandran Ashwin is a very economical bowler and has shown many variations in his bowling.
Ravichandran Ashwin made his debut against Andhra Pradesh in Twenty20 cricket.. Ravichandran Ashwin plays first-class cricket for Tamil Nadu and has played in the Duleep Trophy for South Zone. Ravichandran Ashwin was nicknamed “Dada” during his U-19 days while touring Dharamsala.
Ravichandran Ashwin plays for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Ravichandran Ashwin made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on 6 June 2010. Ravichandran Ashwin scored 38 runs in a losing game.
Ravichandran Ashwin became the highest wicket taker of the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 tournament for Chennai Super Kings in the tournament with 13 wickets and was adjudged as the player of the tournament and also got the Golden Wicket. During IPL 2011 auction which happened on 5 and 6 January 2011, he has been retained by Chennai Super Kings for the amount of 850000$. Presently, he is the economical bowler in Indian Premier League history with an economy rate of 6.12.
Later, in that month he was selected in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 squad to represent India along with the spinners Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla. Ravichandran Ashwin played 2 matches for India in that series. Ravichandran Ashwin made his World Cup debut on 20 March 2011 against the West Indies with bowling figures of 10-0-41-2. Ravichandran Ashwin played his second world cup match against Australia in the second quarter final at Ahmadabad (10-1-52-2).
The short test batting career of R Ashwin, updated till the 2nd Test Match of India vs Australia 2011-12..In November 2011, he made his Test debut earning the test cap from Sachin Tendulkar along with Umesh Yadav against West Indies, with figures of 27-4-81-3 in the 1st innings and 21.3-5-47-6 in the 2nd innings. Ashwin was awarded Man of the Series in series against West Indies for his stunning debut performance with both ball and bat. In the same series,but in the third Test(also Ashwin’s third Test), he scored his maiden international century, which helped India draw that match.
Ravichandran Ashwin became the third Indian cricketer to score a century and take five wickets in same test match. Ravichandran Ashwin achieved this feat in his third test where he made 103 and took 5/156 in the first innings. Other Indians to have done this are Vinoo Mankad in 1952 and Polly Umrigar in 1962. This feat had only been achieved 26 times previously in world cricket, the last occasion being by Jacques Kallis in 2002. Ravichandran Ashwin is also the third Indian cricketer to be awarded the Man of the Match (MoM) on debut.Other Indians to have done this are Pravin Amre and R.P. Singh.Ashwinregistered the 2nd best bowling on debut by an Indian bowler with 9/128 performance, behind Hirwani’s 16-wicket world record debut performance.
Ravichandran Ashwin lives in West Mambalam,Chennai. Ravichandran Ashwin did his schooling in Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St. Bede’s. Ravichandran Ashwin did his Engineering (B.Tech IT) in SSNCE. Ravichandran Ashwin is the alumnus of SSN College of Engineering, Chennai. Ravichandran Ashwin married Prithi Narayanan on 13 November 2011..Ashwin’sfather Ravichandran was a fast bowler who played competitive cricket in Tamil Nadu.
AwardsOn 28 November 2011, The Indian cricket board announced that Ashwin has been chosen for the Dilip Sardesai award for becoming the Man of the Series in his debut Test series against the West Indies. The award comprises a trophy and a cheque for 5 lakh. This will be awarded to Ashwin on 10 December in Chennai