8 Facts About R Ashwin

1. On 10 October 2016, R Ashwin took his 20th five-wicket haul, making him the third fastest to reach the landmark.

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2. On 23 August 2016, R Ashwin grabbed his sixth Man-of-the-Series Award, surpassing the tie by Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, and in only his 13th Test series, and 8th series where he played every Test.

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3. In 2016, Ravichandran R Ashwin became first Indian to take 50 T20I wickets.

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4. In 2013, R Ashwin surpassed former India captain Anil Kumble as the leading wicket-taker for India in a four-Test series.

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5. On 13 November 2011, R Ashwin married his childhood friend Prithi Narayanan.

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6. In New Zealand's tour of India in 2016, R Ashwin took 27 wickets in 3 Tests, including a career-best of 7 for 59 in an innings.

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7. In November 2015, R Ashwin was a star performer throughout the Freedom Trophy Test series against South Africa in India.

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8. In 2017, playing his 45th Test, R Ashwin became the fastest player to pick up 250 Test wickets, bettering Dennis Lillee, who had achieved the landmark in 48 Tests.

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