Ravichandran Ashwin Biography, Facts & Life Story

Written by Editorial Staff

Age 35 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 17 September 1986

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 83 kg (182.98 lbs)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Nickname Ash, Dada
Full Name Ravichandran Ashwin
Profession Cricketer
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Ravichandran Ashwin Education

Qualification B. Tech. (Information Technology)
School Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St. Bede's
College Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Ravichandran Ashwin Career

Profession: Cricketer

Debut:

ODI- 5 June, 2010 against Sri Lanka
Test- 5 September, 2014 against England
T20- 12 June, 2010 against Zimbabwe

Salary: Rs 1 crore per annum (Retainership Fees)Rs 7 lakh (per test match)Rs 4 lakh (per one day match)Rs 2 lakh (per T20 match)

Net Worth: $5 Million

Family & Relatives

Father: Ravichandran

Mother: Chitra

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Prithi Narayanan (Ashwin’s childhood friend)

Ravichandran Ashwin Favorites

Hobbies: play tennis, PSP with his neighbourhood kids, long drive, watching movies at Sathyam with a tub of popcorn

Favorite Actor: comedian Santhanam

Favorite Actress: Yuvraj Singh, Anil Kumble

Favorite Food: Indian Food, Amethyst, The Pasta Bar Veneto

Favorite Color: Black

Facts You Never Knew About Ravichandran Ashwin!

  • Ravichandran, who worked for Southern Railways, played club cricket for Egmore Excelsiors for over a decade.
  • The major reason for Ashwin’s batting taking a back seat was due to a severe injury he picked up as a teenager. When he was 14, Ashwin injured his pelvic area.
  • The injury turned to be a blessing in disguise for Ashwin. When he got back to the game, he found his opening spot had been taken so his mother Chitra suggested he try his hand at spin bowling.
  • Ashwin’s skills came to the fore in each of his three debut matches. He took 1 for 22 in four overs against Zimbabwe (getting the wicket of Tatenda Taibu) in his first T20I, which India won easily by six wickets.
  • Ashwin made his ODI debut (against Sri Lanka), he impressed both with bat (38 off 32) and later with the ball (2 for 50 in 10 overs).
  • Ashwin holds the records for being the fastest Indian to 50, 100 and 150 Test wickets.

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