Ravichandran Ashwin Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Ravichandran Ashwin Quick Info
Height6 ft 0 in
Weight75 kg
Date of BirthSeptember 17, 1986
Zodiac SignVirgo
SpousePrithi Narayanan

Ravichandran Ashwin or R Ashwin is an Indian cricket player who plays international matches. He is an all-rounder (bats as well as bowls) and also plays domestic matches representing Tamil Nadu (his birthplace). He has also played 1st class cricket and has captained his IPL team Kings XI Punjab in 2018. Ashwin won the ICC Cricketer of the Year award in 2016 and thereby, became the third Indian to win such award.

Born Name

Ravichandran Ashwin

Nick Name

Ravi, Ash

Ravichandran Ashwin on a Sunday morning in December 2017
Ravichandran Ashwin on a Sunday morning in December 2017 (Ravichandran Ashwin / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

Residence

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Ravichandran Ashwin went to the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan. He has also studied at the St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School.

After completion of his school education, he got enrolled at the SSN College of Engineering. He graduated from the college with a Bachelor’s of Technology in information technology. He has also earned an MBA degree.

Occupation

Professional cricketer

Family

  • Father – Ravichandran Ashwin (He used to play as a fast bowler in club cricket)
  • Mother – Chitra Ashwin
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

Gaames

Bowling Style

Right-arm off break

Batting Style

Right-handed batsman

Role

Bowling all-rounder

Shirt Number

99 (in One Day Internationals)

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

75 kg of 165 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ravichandran Ashwin has dated –

  • Prithi Narayanan (2011-Present) – Ashwin got married to Prithi Narayanan in November 2011. They had been friends since their childhood. In July 2015, she gave birth to their first daughter Akhira. Akhira was followed by her younger sister Aadhya in December 2016.
Ravichandran Ashwin with his family wishing everyone Happy New Year 2018
Ravichandran Ashwin with his family wishing everyone Happy New Year 2018 (Ravichandran Ashwin / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

He has Tamil ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Tall height
  • Squints slightly
Ravichandran Ashwin with Virender Sehwag in March 2018 after jersey launch of IPL team KXIP
Ravichandran Ashwin with Virender Sehwag in March 2018 after jersey launch of IPL team KXIP (Ravichandran Ashwin / Instagram)

Brand Endorsements

Ravichandran Ashwin has appeared in a TV commercial / done endorsement work for

  • Equitas Small Finance Bank
  • Aristocrat (popular luggage brand) alongside his national teammate Rohit Sharma
  • Moovs
  • Specsmakers
  • Manna Health Mix
  • Ramraj
  • Castrol

Religion

His religious views aren’t known publicly.

Best Known For

Being one of the most successful spinners of his generation. He has the ability to bowl different variations of the off-spin including carrom ball and arm ball. Towards the end of 2017, he also started regularly bowling leg spin. In the 2018 IPL, he bowled almost half of his deliveries as a leg-spinner.

First Cricket Match

In June 2010, he made his ODI debut in a match against Sri Lanka in Harare. He managed to grab 2 wickets in the match.

In November 2011, he made his test debut for the Indian team against West Indies at Delhi. He managed to grab 9 wickets in the match with 6 wickets in the second match.

On June 12, 2010, Ashwin made his T20I debut in a match against Zimbabwe at Harare. He took 1 wicket in 4 overs assisting his playing side towards a win.

First Film

He hasn’t appeared in any theatrical film till date.

First TV Show

Ravichandran Ashwin hasn’t made an appearance on any TV show.

Personal Trainer

Ravi Ashwin regularly hits the gym to enhance his fitness levels. For his conditioning workouts, he mostly relies on the big lifts such as clean and snatch barbell exercise and squat.

Ravichandran Ashwin Favorite Things

  • Food – Paneer Capsicum
  • Cricket Captain – Sourav Ganguly
SourceMSN, Inuth
Ravichandran Ashwin during a practice session of his IPL team KXIP in April 2018 at home ground in Mohali
Ravichandran Ashwin during a practice session of his IPL team KXIP in April 2018 at home ground in Mohali (Ravichandran Ashwin / Instagram)

Ravichandran Ashwin Facts

  1. Ravi Ashwin wanted to be a fast bowler like his father but his mother advised him to take up spin bowling because she wasn’t convinced with his bowling run-up.
  2. He has played as an opening batsman in the junior age groups. He was even selected as an opener for India Under 17 but was later dropped due to lack of form and replaced by Rohit Sharma.
  3. He learned how to play carrom ball while bowling in street cricket. Overall, he had to practice for 4 years before he could bowl it with the leather ball.
  4. After Pravin Amre and Narendra Hirwani, he became the third Indian cricketer to have won Man of the Match accolade on his test debut.
  5. He has opened an academy under the name of Gen Next Cricket Academy in Chennai.
  6. When he completed his 500 runs in his 11th test match, he joined the illustrious company of Ian Botham and Jack Gregory to become the joint fastest player to reach the all-round double of 500 runs and 50 wickets.
  7. He holds the distinction of being the first Indian bowler to take 200 wickets in the 37th test match. He failed to take over the international record by just one match as Clarrie Grimmett had reached the similar milestone in his 36th match.
  8. Ashwin is the first Indian cricketer to have scored a century as well as taken 5 wickets in the test match on two different occasions. He first managed to complete the feat against West Indies in 2011 and repeated it against the same team in November 2013.
  9. When he won his 6th Man of the Series award in August 2016, he managed to cross Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to become the first Indian to reach the mark.
  10. In October 2016, he managed to win his 7th Man of the Series award in a series against New Zealand. He had taken 27 wickets in 3 test matches.
  11. In 2016, he managed to win his first ICC Cricketer of the Year award. He was also declared ICC Test Cricketer of the Year.
  12. During India’s 2016-17 home season, he managed to become the first Indian player to take 64 wickets in the season. The previous record holder was legendary Kapil Dev who has taken 63 wickets.
  13. After dismissing Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim in February 2017, he became the fastest player to have taken 250 test wickets.
  14. Visit his official website @ ashwinravi.com and rashwin.in.
  15. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Featured Image by Ravichandran Ashwin / Instagram

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