Ravichandran Ashwin, the fastest Indian bowler to reach the milestone of 50, 100, 150, & 200 wickets in Test cricket is a right arm off break bowler. He is the one who has won ICC cricketer of the year award after Rahul Dravid, & Sachin Tendulkar. Ashwin early life history, his early education, the awards, records & various achievements he got for his team will be discuss in this article.
Ravichandran Ashwin Life History
Ravichandran Ashwin early life history will be discuss in this portion of the article. He was born on 17 September, 1986 in a Tamil family. He lives in Chennai. He got his early education Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St. Bede’s. He has got BTech degree in Information Technology which he got from SSN college of Engineering. His father also played cricket at the club level. He was fast bowler. Ashwin was advised by his mother to become a spin bowler & that advised has helped him now to become the fastest Indian bowler to achieve the mark of 200 wickets in Test cricket. That is a big record & achievement for him. In a home series against New Zealand, Ashwin played all the five matches & helped Indian team with his brilliant bowling performance to win the series by 5-0. Ashwin was the leading wicket taker in that series with 11 wickets.
Ravichandran Ashwin was part of the Indian team who has won 2013 ICC Champion trophy where his bowling figure of 2-15 in his four overs helped Indian team to won the game.
In 2013 Australia tour of India, Ashwin gave brilliant performance with the ball by getting 7-103 in first inning & 5-95 in the second inning which helped Indian team to won the game by 8 wickets. Ashwin performed well in the remaining Test matches & took some crucial wickets. With this great record achieving performance of Ashwin, India won the series by 4-0. Ashwin took 29 wickets in that 4 test matches series. He also broke the record of Anil Kumble 27 wickets in a series. For the excellent performance, Ashwin was awarded with man of the series award. He also finished as the leading wicket taker in the home series against Australia in 2013 where he got 9 wickets in 6 matches.
Ashwin finished as the third highest wicket taker in 2014 Asia-cup where he got 9 wickets in 4 games. His performance of 11 wickets in 6 matches of 2014 ICC T20 world cup has got a major role in Indian unbeaten strive to the final. That is a big award in his life history.
Ravichandran Ashwin Records, & Achievements
Ashwin has got a long list of achievements. He has helped his team in many crucial stages towards victory. His records, achievements, awards which he got for his brilliant bowling performance will be enlist below.
- As of 2016, Ashwin has been ranked number 1 in Test cricket in bowling & all rounder.
- Ashwin is the fastest Indian bowler to achieve the milestone of 200 wickets in test cricket. He got this achievement in his 37th test game.
- He is the first Indian who has got record of scoring century & securing 5 wickets in the same test game.
- He is the third Indian who has been awarded man of the match award on debut.
- Ashwin has broken the record of Kumble 27 wickets in a test series by getting 29 wickets against Australia in 2013.
Ravichandran Ashwin Awards
For his bowling performance, Ashwin has got several awards which are listed below.
- He has got Arjuna award in 2014.
- He has got ICC Cricketer of the year award in 2013.
- Ashwin has been awarded with ICC test cricketer of the year 2016.
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