46 Facts About Ravichandran Ashwin

1. Ravichandran Ashwin is highest Test wicket taker in year 2016 with 72 scalps.

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2. Ravichandran Ashwin is the second all-rounder from India to achieve this in a single calendar year.

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

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4. On 23 August 2016, Ravichandran 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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5. Ravichandran Ashwin is the highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 International cricket for India with 52 wickets.

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

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

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8. Ravichandran Ashwin achieved it when he dismissed the England opener Nick Compton on 16 November 2012 during the second day of the first Test at Ahmedabad.

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9. Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest Indian to record 50 wickets in Test matches as he overhauled the milestone in his ninth game.

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10. Ravichandran Ashwin is the third Indian cricketer to be awarded the Man of the Match on debut.

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11. Ravichandran Ashwin scored a hundred and took nine wickets when India played against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in 2011.

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12. Ravichandran Ashwin became the first Indian cricketer to score a century and take five wickets in the same Test match on two separate instances.

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13. Ravichandran Ashwin was the fastest Indian bowler and 5th fastest in the world to reach 100 Test wickets, getting to the milestone in his 18th Test match.

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14. Ravichandran Ashwin is ranked number two among bowlers and all-rounders in Test cricket as of 2017.

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15. On 13 November 2011, Ravichandran Ashwin married his childhood friend Prithi Narayanan.

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16. Ravichandran Ashwin missed the 2017 season due to sports hernia.

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

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

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19. Ravichandran Ashwin was selected to represent India for the second consecutive ODI World cup to be held in Australia-New Zealand in 2015.

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20. Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets in the last match, which was another innings defeat.

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21. Ravichandran Ashwin was part of the Indian team that toured England in 2014.

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22. Ravichandran Ashwin played a vital role in India's unbeaten run to the World Twenty20 final.

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23. Ravichandran Ashwin took nine wickets in four matches of the Asia Cup and finished as the joint-third highest wicket-taker of the tournament.

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24. Ravichandran Ashwin was back among the wickets when India went to Bangladesh for the 2014 Asia Cup and the 2014 ICC World Twenty20.

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25. Ravichandran Ashwin shared a 38-run partnership with Dhoni and an 85-run seventh wicket stands with Jadeja, as the match eventually ended in a tie.

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26. Ravichandran Ashwin was a member of the Indian team that won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in England.

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27. Ravichandran Ashwin was highly successful on Australia's four-Test tour of India in February–March 2013.

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28. Ravichandran Ashwin played four matches in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka and took five wickets at an economy rate of 6 and an average of 19.

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29. Ravichandran Ashwin featured in the subsequent triangular CB Series against Australia and Sri Lanka and took seven wickets in as many matches at 43.42.

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30. Ravichandran Ashwin played in three Tests on the tour taking nine wickets at an average of more than 62.

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31. Ravichandran Ashwin featured in four matches of the subsequent ODI series and took four wickets at 49.00.

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32. Ravichandran Ashwin picked four wickets in the second Test at Kolkata where India registered an innings victory.

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33. Ravichandran Ashwin was awarded the man of the match and became the third Indian player to win the award on Test debut.

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34. Ravichandran Ashwin made his Test debut in the first match at Delhi, earning his cap from Sachin Tendulkar.

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35. Ravichandran Ashwin replaced vice-captain Harbhajan for the fourth and fifth ODI of India's tour of West Indies in June–July 2011 but picked just one wicket.

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36. Ravichandran Ashwin played in all five matches of the home series against New Zealand in November–December 2010.

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37. Ravichandran Ashwin was the highest wicket-taker of the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 tournament for Chennai Super Kings with 13 wickets and was adjudged as the player of the tournament.

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38. Ravichandran Ashwin plays as an all-rounder for Tamil Nadu cricket team and South Zone.

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39. Ravichandran Ashwin was born on 17 September 1986 in a Tamil family.

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40. Ravichandran Ashwin won the ICC Cricketer of the year 2016 along with ICC Test Cricketer of the year 2016 in December 2016.

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41. Ravichandran Ashwin is the only bowler in recent times, apart from Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis to bowl the carrom ball.

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42. In 2017, playing his 45th Test, Ravichandran 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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43. Ravichandran Ashwin continued to succeed in the subcontinent but proved to be less effective in other places like Australia and England.

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44. Ravichandran Ashwin was part of the Indian squad that won the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

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45. Ravichandran Ashwin was the leading wicket-taker and player of the tournament of the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa.

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46. Ravichandran Ashwin is the fastest Indian bowler to reach the 50-, 100-, 150-, 200-, 250—and 300-wicket mark in Test cricket.

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