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.

Srikanth Krishnamachari Tamil Actor

Srikanth Krishnamachari

Srikkanth Krishnamachari is the man behind the Indian Cricket Team’s perfection then and even now. He is the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team born on the 21st of December in the year 1951. He is also the former chairman of the selection committee of the Indian Cricket Team. He has been an active part of the Indian Domestic Circuit representing Tamil Nadu. He had started his inspirational career in the year 1981 where he made his debut in the One Day International in Ahmedabad against the powerful team of England and then after a span of two days the man is seen debuting in his Test Series against England in Mumbai then Bombay at the spring age of 21. He was known for his blaster batting skills with full aggression becoming an inspiration to others. He had partnered with Sunil Gavaskar for the opening of the innings. Srikkanth Krishnamachari was a part in winning the Prudential World Cup in the year 1983, the matches had 60 overs per team, and the number of teams participated was 8. He had top scored for India in the World Cup. Srikkanth Krishnamachari was given the honor and responsibility of the Indian Cricket Team in the year 1989. He was the captain of the Indian Cricket Team. He was the cricket team captain in the team’s tour of Pakistan in the year 1989 and the four test matches it was a draw. He was dropped from the position of the teams’ captain as it was a disappointment for the selectors because of his poor performance and batting failures. But two years later he came back to play again, but the destiny was not with him as he was dropped again. Though he was the first Indian to score half a century and bang down five wickets in an ODI. He achieved this in the year 1988 against New Zealand. We also saw this cricketer shaking his leg in the year 2013 on the Television Reality Show Jhalak Dikhla Ja judged by Bollywood Beauty Madhuri Dixit, dance master Remo D’ Souza and Director Karan Johar. He has played 43 Tests for India scoring in all of 2062 runs at an average rate of 29.88 and in the ODI’s he has contributed his talent in 146 matches. We salute this Cricket Mater.


Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay is an Indian cricketer who mostly plays international tests for the country. He was born on April 1, 1984, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. From a very young age, he took fancy of the bat and ball game. At seventeen, he started playing club cricket. He quickly rose through the ranks in Chennai but couldn't manage to give stellar performances. The state authorities selected him for their team. In Ranji Trophy, he showed his talent to everyone and was the third highest run-scorer of the season. He played consistently like this in India A team. His stellar form with the bat ensured that the Indian selectors pick him for the national squad. The captain selected him only when the International Cricket Council banned team's permanent opener Gautam Gambhir. His career has suffered through injuries and bad form as well. Though he has batted in all international formats for the country, but he could only manage to achieve success in the five-day tests. He is an active participant in Indian Premier League and competed with Chennai Super Kings for the first six seasons. However, after the sip in his performance an influx of better players like Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum, they sold him to Delhi Daredevils. He didn't perform well for Delhi as well, and they auctioned him off too after some seasons. Currently, he is a part of Kings XI Punjab and sometimes fills in the position of captain if David Miller, a South African powerhouse, isn't leading. As of 2017, many young and talented cricketers have risen, and because of Vijay barely gets to compete in the international matches. He is busy with Ranji trophy. He has won only one man of the match award in the international circuit. The game was against Zimbabwe. He has seven tests and one ODI centuries under his belt. Besides Zimbabwe, he has faced Australia, England, and Bangladesh. Australia has brought out the best in him. The Indian captains that have lead him are Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli. The name of his wife is Nikita Vanjara, who was previously married to Dinesh Karthik. Nikita was Dinesh's childhood love, and she met Vijay when she and Dinesh were a couple. They both fell in love, and Nikita had an extra-marital affair with him. When Dinesh came to know about it, he divorced her, and Nikita and Vijay got married. The couple had three children, two boys, and one girl.

Murali Vijay Tamil Actor