Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin turned 33 today. Ashwin, who was born on September 17, 1986, in Madras (now Chennai) is an Indian international cricketer. A bowler who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off break, Ashwin plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and captains Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.
Ashwin is famously known for his off-break and his floater. He was an opener with the bat before he took up off-spin, Ashwin is high-ranking batsman too, he has the shots and scored four Test centuries.
Since his Test debut against West Indies in 2011, Ashwin has made it a habit to pick up wickets, especially in dry and dusty conditions that support turn. Ashwin became only the seventh Indian to take a five-wicket haul on Test debut. He took two five-wicket hauls and scored a century in that series and won the player of the series award.
Ashwin, who holds the record of becoming the fastest bowler to reach the 300-wicket mark in Test cricket, has an impressive record of 342 wickets in 65 Tests, at an average of 25.44. Ashwin was an honoured recipient of Arjuna Award in 2014 and ICC Cricketer of the year 2016 along with ICC Test Cricketer of the year 2016 in December 2016.