60 Facts About Ravichandran Ashwin

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Ravichandran Ashwin is the fastest Indian bowler to reach the 50-, 100-, 150-, 200-, 250-, 300-, 350- and 400-wicket mark in Test cricket in terms of number of innings.

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Ravichandran Ashwin has won nine Man of the Series awards in Test cricket, which is the highest by an Indian cricketer.

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Ravichandran Ashwin made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in December 2006 and captained the team the following season.

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

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Ravichandran Ashwin took two five-wicket hauls and scored a century in that series and won the player of the series award.

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

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In October 2019, in his 66th Test match, Ravichandran Ashwin became the joint-fastest bowler, along with Muttiah Muralitharan, to take his 350th Test wicket.

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Ravichandran Ashwin was born on 17 September 1986 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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Ravichandran Ashwin was educated at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School.

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Ravichandran Ashwin attended SSN College of Engineering and graduated with a BTech in Information Technology.

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Ravichandran Ashwin was selected for the tri-series against New Zealand and hosts Sri Lanka, but did not get a game with Pragyan Ojha and Ravindra Jadeja being preferred over him throughout the series.

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

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Ravichandran Ashwin played 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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Ravichandran Ashwin was retained in the limited-overs squad for the England tour.

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

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

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Ravichandran Ashwin thus became the third Indian to score a century and take a five-wicket haul in the same Test and the first since 1962.

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The match ended in a draw with the scores level, after Ravichandran Ashwin took a single and was dismissed run out attempting a second run off the last ball of the match.

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Ravichandran Ashwin was awarded the man of the match as well as the man of the series for his all-round performance.

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Ravichandran Ashwin featured in four matches of the subsequent ODI series and took four wickets at 49.

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

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Ravichandran Ashwin featured in the subsequent triangular CB Series against Australia and Sri Lanka and took seven wickets in as many matches at 43.

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Ravichandran Ashwin had a quiet tour of Sri Lanka in July–August 2012 taking five wickets at 39.

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Ravichandran Ashwin returned to form during the two-match home Test series against New Zealand.

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Ravichandran Ashwin was awarded man of the series for his tally of 18 wickets at 13.

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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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30.

Subramaniam and Ravichandran Ashwin spent a few hours every day for a week at the nets in Nagpur.

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31.

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

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Ravichandran Ashwin took a total of four wickets in the Mohali Test where India sealed the series with a six-wicket victory.

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Ravichandran Ashwin finished the series as the leading wicket-taker with a tally of 29 wickets at 20.

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34.

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

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Ravichandran Ashwin had a total of eight wickets from five matches at an average of 22.

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Ravichandran Ashwin was named as part of the 'Team of the Tournament' by Cricinfo.

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Ravichandran Ashwin picked only one wicket across three ODIs and went wicketless in his 42 overs in the first Test at Johannesburg, following which, he lost his spot in the team to Jadeja for the second Test.

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

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Ravichandran Ashwin was named in the 'Team of the Tournament for the 2014 T20 World Cup by the ICC and Cricinfo.

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

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Ravichandran Ashwin played his first match of the Test series only in the fourth game in which he scored 40 and 46 not out but went wicketless in an innings defeat for India.

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

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India and Ravichandran Ashwin found more success in the ODI series that followed.

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Ravichandran Ashwin is a fantastic cricketer with a lot of work ethic.

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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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Ravichandran Ashwin was named as bench for the 'Team of the tournament' by Cricbuzz.

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50.

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

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Ravichandran Ashwin was named in the Test XI of the year 2015 by Cricinfo.

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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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In September 2021, Ravichandran Ashwin was named in India's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

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In December 2021, Ravichandran Ashwin was ranked second in the ICC Men's Test Player Rankings for bowlers and all-rounders.

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55.

In March 2019, in a match against Rajasthan Royals, Ravichandran Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler reigniting the debate around dismissal in this manner.

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In 2019, Ravichandran Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League.

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57.

Ravichandran Ashwin took 13 wickets in the season and was the fourth highest wicket taker in the team.

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Ravichandran Ashwin became only the fourth player to retire out in T20 cricket after Shahid Afridi, Sonam Tobgay and Sunzamul Islam.

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Ravichandran Ashwin produces several variations of the ball and flights the ball, thereby giving it more chance to spin and dip on the batsman.

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60.

Tamil Nadu State Election Commission used Ravichandran Ashwin to help create electoral awareness by encouraging voters to check whether their names were on the electoral roll.

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