Indian cricket fraternity extends birthday wishes to Ravichandran Ashwin
Indian cricket fraternity took to social media to extend birthday wishes to star Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who turned 36 on Saturday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) extended wishes to the spinner on Twitter. “255 international games 659 international wickets 37999 international runs 2nd highest wicket-taker for #TeamIndia in Tests 2011 ICC World Cup & 2013 ICC Champions Trophy winner Here’s wishing @ashwinravi99 0a very happy birthday,” tweeted BCCI.
Star Indian batter Virat Kohli also took to Instagram to share a story wishing Ashwin on his birthday.
“Happy birthday Ash. Wishing you happiness and good health. Have a great day,” said Virat in his story.
Indian wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik also took to Twitter to wish Ashwin.
“Happiest birthday to our vera level all-rounder @ashwinravi99. Have a blast Ashley! Brb… birthday boy taking us on a trip,” tweeted Ashwin.
Ashwin’s Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals also wished their player a very happy birthday.
“One Ash Anna for all seasons. Happy birthday, @ashwinravi99,” tweeted Rajasthan Royals.
One Ash Anna for all seasons. 💗
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 17, 2022
India’s middle-order batting veteran Cheteshwar Pujara also wished Ashwin on his birthday.
“Happy birthday, @ashwinravi99 Wishing you a year full of happiness, and wickets,” tweeted Ashwin.
Since making his international debut in 2010, Ashwin has cemented his position as one of the most crucial players for the squad, particularly in Test matches. His bowling statistics have aided in his development into one of the best in the lengthier format.
He has 2,931 runs at an average of 26.88 in 86 Test matches. His bat has produced five hundreds, 12 half-centuries, and a top score of 124. In the lengthier format, he has collected 442 wickets, which ranks tenth overall. 7/59 are Ashwin’s top Test statistics.
He has 707 runs at an average of 16.44 in 113 ODIs. In the 50-over format, he has hit one half-century. Also his top score in the format for an individual is 65. In this format, Ashwin has 151 wickets to his credit, with his best bowling stats being 4/25.
He has 161 runs scored at an average of 32.20 in 56 T20Is. In this format, Ashwin’s highest score is 31*. In this format, he has also claimed 66 wickets, with his best bowling statistics being 4/8.
Ashwin was a member of the Indian side that won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and also the 50-over Cricket World Cup in 2011.
Alongside international trophies, the spinner has won two Indian Premier League (IPL) championships in 2010 and also 2011 with Chennai Super Kings.