Ravichandran Ashwin: Biography| Childhood| Wife| Net worth|

A boy from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, who turned out to be a spin prodigy for the Indian cricket team Ravichandran Ashwin is a cricketer who holds many records in his name. His transformation from opening batsman to off-spinner is a story in itself, but his dedication to the game made him the player we see today. He was part of the Indian cricket team in two ICC main events, the ICC cricket world cup 2011 and the ICC champions trophy 2013. So, to understand how Ravichandran Ashwin managed to reach where he is today and what he has gone through to improve his game, bear with us and explore the cricket journey of R. Ashwin so far.

Childhood and Life before becoming famous:

Ravichandran Ashwin was born on the 17th of September 1986 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to Ravichandran (his father) and Chitra (his mother). He acquired his love for cricket from his father, who used to be a fast bowler at the club level. He did his schooling at Padma Sesadhri Bala Bhavan and St. Bede’s Anglo-Indian higher secondary school, and later he did his higher studies at SSN College of Engineering. He is a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology. He changed his cricket career to spin bowling at St. Bede’s cricket academy.

Ashwin’s Cricket Career so far:

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In December 2006, Ashwin got the chance to play for Tamil Nadu in the year 2006 and captained the team the next year. He came to the public’s notice with his performance in the IPL 2010 when Chennai Super Kings won the tournament, and he got the chance to play for the Indian Cricket Team in 2010, where he made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe, taking 1/22 in his bowling spell. He had his ODI debut in the same year against Sri Lanka and was selected in a series against New Zealand as well, in which he bowled well; seeing his performance, he was inducted into the ICC World Cup 2011 squad. Later, he was a part of India’s success story in the ICC Champions Trophy as well.

Ashwin played for Chennai Super Kings till 2015 and then he played for Rising Pune Super Giants under MS Dhoni, then for Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings and now as of 2023 he is playing from Rajasthan Royals.

Ups and downs came to his life year after year, but he refused to give up and stood tall; that’s why he is one of the most successful bowlers of all time, and he keeps on adding new awards to his name.

Ravichandran Ashwin’s Net worth:

Ashwin’s total net worth is estimated to be around $16 million, which is roughly equivalent to 120 crores in Indian rupees. The major chunk of his net worth came from cricket and brand endorsements, as Ashwin has a high face value.

Ravichandran Ashwin’s Cricket Career Stats so far:

Ashwin has a great cricketing career so far and his stats speaks it all, the Indian off-spinner has some good statistics with both ball and bat.

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Records and Achievements of Ravichandran Ashwin:

Here are some of the achievements and records of Ravi Ashwin in his cricketing career so far:

  • He is in first place in the ICC Test Bowlers Rankings as of 2023.
  • Ravi Ashwin is the fastest cricketer to reach 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, and 450 test wickets.
  • He was the world’s highest wicket-taker in 2016.
  • In 2020, he became the bowler to dismiss the most left-handed batsmen, surpassing the record of Muttiah Muralitharan.
  • He became the second Indian bowler to take 100 wickets against Australia.
  • He received award for both ICC cricketer of the year and ICC test cricketer of the year in 2016.
  • He was bestowed with Arjuna Award in the year 2014.

Personal and Social Life of Ravichandran Ashwin:

Ravichandran Ashwin married his high school days girlfriend, Narayanan Prithi; the couple got married back in 2011 and are now the parents of two daughters (Akhira and Aadhya). R Ashwin is quite popular on social media and known for his witty tweets; he doesn’t shy away from expressing his views, which is why he sometimes lands himself in controversies.

Ashwin also has his own YouTube channel named Ashwin, where he makes videos regarding cricket and gives previews before the match, and shares his experiences in his career so far with his audience.

Ravichandran Ashwin’s Controversies:

Ravichandran Ashwin makes headlines now and then, and here are some instances when he put himself in the controversies and faced some criticism:

  • On February 2018, Ravichandran Ashwin promoted a shoe brand on Twitter, and former South African right-handed batsman Herschelle Gibbs tried pulling his leg and tweeted: “Hopefully you will be able to run faster now, Ashwin,” to which he replied, “Surely, not as fast as you did, mate. Unfortunately, I am not as blessed as you were. But I was blessed with a wonderfully ethical mind to not fix a game that put food on my plate”. Later, Ashwin deleted his tweet.
  • In 2019, during an IPL match, R. Ashwin mankaded Josh Buttler, the duo was playing for different franchises back then, and the opinions were divided, and those who were criticizing said that it was against the spirit of cricket.
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