Erudite, well mannered and hardly in the spotlight, this Chennai lad is easily India’s Most
Valuable cricket treasure at the moment. All the niceties take the back seat once the
ball is in hand. Ashwin on the field is as pugnacious as you can get. An engineering
qualification and sound family upbringing ensures a level head at all times.

Ashwin is a rarity in many ways. He can talk a good game of cricket and also share table
with the best brains discussing subjects not even remotely connected to the game.
Ashwin is a thinker, a practitioner and more importantly one who walks the talk.

Full name: Ravichandran Ashwin

Born:September 17, 1986, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu

Current age:28 years 356 days

Major teams:India, Chennai Super Kings, Tamil Nadu

Playing role:Allrounder