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Indian Cricket: Ravichandran Ashwin - Successful spinner from Tamil Nadu

Updated: Jul 17, 2022

Indian Cricket: Ravichandran Ashwin - Successful spinner from Tamil Nadu - Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian International Cricketer born on 17th September 1986 in Madras located in Tamil Nadu state of India. He is seen to be one of the best spinner Indian cricket team could ever have. He is a right arm off break bowler along with the right arm batting style. He is counted to be the first Indian bowler to have achieved the 50,100,150,200,250,300,350 and 400 wickets mark in test cricket. For more IPL and Best Cricket News follow 99Runs



Ravichandran Ashwin - Successful spinner from Tamil Nadu



On the other hand in the year 2016 he became the third Indian to achieve the title of ICC Cricketer of the Year award. Because of his variations in the balling style like Carrom Ball and arm ball he is known to be one of the best spinners and his highly ranked in the test bowlers for India on the ICC Player Ranking. He got the Nine man series award in the Test Cricket which is the highest by any Indian Cricketer.



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Ashwin started cricket from the younger age. His father also used to play cricket at the club tournaments as a fast bowler. Ashwin studied in the St Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School which was his most important part of his life as it had cricket academy and Ashwin was the lover of cricket. He was trained under C.K. Vijay and Chandra at his school where he changed his bowling style from medium fast bowler to spinner. He made his first class debut in the year 2006 for Tamil Nadu where he used to lead the team in the following season.






He played the Indian Premier League from the year 2008 where he was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings team where his performance was not seen until the year 2010, his breakthrough came in the year 2010 where his economical bowling became the limelight in the eyes of the selectors and was called up for the limited overs format in June 2010.




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He played the T20 Champions League being the highest wicket taker in the series and also was the part of 2011 Cricket World Cup in the India got the victory. In the year 2012 during the India tour of Australia his performance was ineffective as he played three test and came up with only 9 wickets at an average of more than 62. In the 2012 Asia Cup at Bangladesh he took five wickets in three matches and had a average performance in the tour of Sri Lanka.



Ravichandran Ashwin - Successful spinner from Tamil Nadu



He made his breakthrough again in the year 2013 in the Australian four test tour of India where he took 7 for 103 and 5 for 95 leading India towards the victory by 8 wickets , he also had the five wickets haul in the second innings of second test.



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He surpassed the record of former Indian captain Anil Kumble of 27 wickets by taking 29 wickets in the test series along with it he also won the Man of the Series Award, India recorded the first time victory for four or more test in the history. He continued on playing different test matches and ODIs, on the other hand he improved his batting skills and now in the year 2021 he was ranked second position in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings in bowling and all-rounders.



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