India is a land that worships cricket and cricketers, and unlike other sportspersons, they enjoy immense stardom. One such player is Ravichandran Ashwin. He started in the national team as a right arm spinner and then later gave stellar batting performances and became an all-rounder. His birthday fell on September 17, 1986, in Madras, Tamil Nadu. He did his primary education from St. Bede's and Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan. Ashwin is a BTech engineer in Information Technology. SSN College of Engineering is his educational institution. His father used to play cricket too. Initially, he wanted to become a fast bowler, but his mother felt that he lacked speed which is an essential element, and advised him to take up spin bowling.
Before representing India, he played for his state team and Indian Premier League. He played for Chennai Super Kings then. Since the BCCI dissolved the franchise for breaking some norms he started playing for Rising Pune Supergiants in recent times. His impressive spells in both left the Indian selectors spell-bound, and they selected him for the Zimbabwe tour in 2010. Since then he is climbing the ladder of success. Slowly and steadily, he cemented his place in the One-Day International and Test squad. Like all sportsmen, his career has also been punctured with injuries and null period. But he has managed to overcome all of that with sheer grit and determination. Within thirty-seven matches, he has he took two hundred wickets.
He is also the only Indian cricketer to score a century and scalp five wickets, all in one game. His world ranking as a bowler in 2017, is second. He has broken several records of ex-Indian spinners. The Indian government conferred upon him the Arjuna Award in 2014. He also won the BCCI's Polly Umrigar Award. Besides this, he has also won several Man of the Match and Man of the Series prizes. Ashwin has an astute business acumen and has opened Gen-Next Cricket Institute, a training institute for youngsters. It not only specializes in sharpening the skills that an international cricketer requires but also takes care of the overall health and well-being of the students. He is quite active on his social media accounts as well. On November 13, 2010, he got married to Prithi Narayanan, who he knew since childhood. They have two daughters named Akhira and Aadhya. He was a part of the campaign in which he urged his fellow statesmen to vote. It was an enormous success.