Ravichandran Ashwin (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Height, Biography, Family & More

Ravichandran Ashwin (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, IPL Price, Bowling, Net Worth, Bating, Wife & More

R. Ashwin is an amazing Indian cricketer who plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian premier league. He has shown extraordinary test performance so far and collected a lot of wickets. 

He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler. His career took a turn when he started playing for Chennai Super Kings.


Real nameRavichandran Ashwin
ProfessionIndian cricketer
Date of birth17 September 1986
Age (as in 2021)34 years old
Zodiac signVirgo
Birth placeChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
FamilyFather: Ravichandran
Mother: Chitra
Home TownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Birth & Early Life

Ravichandran Ashwin was born on September 17, 1986, in Tamil Nadu, India. He lived in Mambalam, Chennai, his father used to play club-level cricket as a fast bowler. He did his schooling at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St. Bede’s. Later he studied at SSN college of engineering. 

Education & More

SchoolPadma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, ChennaiSt. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
CollegeSri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering (SSN), Chennai
QualificationB.Tech in Information Technology (IT)
AwardsSir Garfield Sobers Trophy, Arjuna award for Cricket


  • Domestic career-

R Ashwin started as an opening batsman but he didn’t receive any success as one so he switched to being an off-spinner. He made his first-class debut in 2006 for Tamil Nadu and captained his team that season. But he didn’t garner attention until he was selected to play for Chennai Super Kings in IPL auctions in 2009. Then after a two years ban on CSK in 2016, he was selected by Rising Pune Supergiant. In 2018, he was not restored by Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab bought him for INR 7.6 crore. 

  • International career

Ashwin’s amazing performance in 2010 IPL bagged him an ODI debut against Srilanka on 5 June 2010. He performed satisfactorily in his debut match. In October he was again selected to play a three-match ODI against Australia. He again didn’t disappoint the selectors with his performance. 

His test debut was on 6 November 2011 against West Indies in Delhi, he bowled exceptionally well in his debut match. Ashwin became the third Indian player to win this award on his debut and to score a century as well as a five-wicket haul. In 2012, Ashwin became the fastest Indian to collect 50 wickets in a Test series against England. His career shaped in March 2013, when he took 23 wickets, the most number of wickets by an Indian bowler in four test match series. 


Playing StyleBowler
International debutTest: 06-09 November 2011 against West Indies
ODI: 5 June 2010 against Sri Lanka
T20I: 12 June 2010 against Zimbabwe
Debut MatchesFirst-class- 2006
List A – 2007
T20s- 2007
IPL- 2009
TeamsIndia, Chennai Super Kings, Dindigul Dragons, Rising Pune Supergiants,
Tamil Nadu, Worcestershire, Kings XI Punjab,
Delhi Capitals
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight arm off break
Jersey no.99
Best RecordFastest Indian bowler to take 50 & 100 wickets in Test cricket, The 3rd Indian to receive the ICC Cricketer of the Year award.
Coach/ MentorNot known


IPL Debut Match2009
Years of Played Matches and teamsChennai Super Kings (2009-15),
Rising Pune Supergiant (2016-17),
Kings XI Punjab (2018- 19)
Delhi Capitals (2020-21)
RecordTop 10 list of wicket-takers in IPL
IPL priceINR 7.6 crores

Personal Life & More

R.Ashwin’s father Ravichandran worked in southern railways, and also played club level cricket as a fast bowler. His mother’s name is Chitra. He married his childhood friend Narayanan Prithi and has two daughters.

Marital statusMarried
Marriage Date13 November 2011
WifePrithi Narayanan
ChildrenDaughter: Akhira and Aadhya 
Girlfriends Not Known
Net worthINR 110 crore
SalaryINR 50 lakhs

Physical Status & More

Weight75 kg
Body MeasurementsChest: 42 inches
Biceps: 14 inches
Waist: 33 inches
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourBlack
HobbiesReading, Watching movies, tennis, basket ball & football

Some important facts about R.Ashwin –

  • R Ashwin was born in Tamil Nadu, India.
  • The subject that he used to hate the most was Maths.
  • He started playing cricket as an opening batsman, but at the age of 14, he injured his pelvic area that caused a ligament tear in the hip bones, after which he dropped the idea of becoming a batsman

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