Born on 17th September, 1986, Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the renowned Indian right arm off break bowler and right handed batsman who plays an instrumental role in driving India to win many championships. Ashwin’s father played an important role in shaping Ashwin’s cricketing career. His father played cricket at the club level as a fast bowler.
In a few years, Ashwin’s keen interest in playing cricket developed and he emerged as an all rounder for Tamil Nadu cricket team and for South Zone. Later, he began playing for Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League and became the highest wicket taker of 2010 Champion League Twenty 20 tournament for Chennai Super Kings.Ashwin married his childhood friend Prithi Narayanan in 2011 and has two daughters.
Some of his greatest achievements in career are that he was conferred with Arjuna Award in 2014. Apart from that, he was featured in the ICC Test Team of the Year 2013 and received BCCI’s Polly Umrigar Award for international cricketer of the year 2012-2013.His mind blowing performance against Australia and England in the initial years of his career was the ultimate feather in his cap which won him international fame and recognition. In 2016, he became the only Indian after Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar to have won ICC Cricketer of the Year award.
Ashwin did his schooling from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St Bede’s . He later pursued his higher education from SSN College of Engineering and graduated with a B. tech degree in Information Technology. His innate talent of bowling made him a superstar in his international debut in June 2010 in the match against Sri Lanka. He won the hearts of members of selection panel because of his impressive and unique style of spinning.
Ultimately, he got selected for the Indian Cricket World Cup team in 2011. He proved his excellency by winning the World Cup against West Indies. Within no time, he earned the top spot in ICC All Rounder List and his consistent performances made him immensely popular among Indian crowds. He is the fastest to reach 250 wickets and achieved the target this February by defeating Mushfiqur Rahim.
Ashwin’s interests other than playing cricket are reading books and watching movies. What makes him stand out in the crowd among other players is that he was bright in studies too. He completed his graduation from a reputed engineering college and cricket became his career only after achievement of that milesone. In one of the interviews, his parents stated that, they had never wanted to compromise with Ashwin’s studies and hence playing cricket was never at the cost of that.
Ravichandran Ashwin Net Worth
Ravichandran Ashwin has a net worth of $5.5 million US dollars as of 2017. Ravichandran Ashwin‘s increased net worth can be attributed to various factors like his earnings from cricket fee, brand endorsements and personal investments. Recently, he made 2 million dollar fortune with Chennai Super King and Indian National Cricket Team and by endorsing international brands like Cavins. Apart from that, he is associated with reputed brands like Linen and Moov Spray. He owns a luxurious house worth 9 crores in Chennai.
Recently, Steve Waugh has complimented off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as “Don Bradman of bowling and said that he is always posing a great challenge for Australian team. Further elaborating himself, he added that Australian team would need to stay calm and find ways to deal with Ashwin’s bowling. Heaping praise on him, he added “ The way he is playing at the moment, he is going to break a number of records”.
Ravichandran Ashwin holds potential to achieve indefeasible feats in his cricket career. He is a perfect exemplar that nothing is unachievable in life and mantra of achieving success is sheer hard work and commitment towards your goal. He stands as an inspiration to millions of youngsters who wish to achieve success in their lives and believe in chasing their dreams till the last breath. He is perfect exemplar of the fact that nothing is impossible in life. Undoubtedly, he is an indispensable and irreplaceable player of Indian Cricket Team.