Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been showered with wishes and love from the widespread cricket fraternity on his 32nd birthday today on September 17.
Regarded as one of the best spinners in the modern day game Ashwin, having made his debut in the game's longest version in November 2011, has taken 327 wickets at 25.6 across 62 Tests for his country.
Ashwin is the quickest to reach 300 wickets in Test match cricket history.
He is often not given the kind of credit that he deserves for having such an amazing record in Test Cricket. 26 five-wicket hauls, irrespective of the conditions, in 62 Tests is an outstanding contribution to his team's success.
Not only that, in the pre-2015 era, Ravichandran Ashwin proved himself as an asset in the limited overs game too. He started off as a Chennai Super Kings special - 125 games at an excellent economy rate of 6.73 and 110 wickets in the Indian Premier League - before transitioning into a fantastic ODI as well as T20I bowler under MS Dhoni, with 150 ODI wickets from 111 games at 4.92 and 52 wickets at an economy rate of 6.98 across 46 T20 Internationals.
Today, Ashwin is happily married and has two little daughters to embrace the love of. Much like everyone, we wish him all the happiness and fulfillment of all his endeavours in the future.
Wishing you a very happy birthday @ashwinravi99 . May you remain blessed and achieve more success.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 17, 2018
Wishing @ashwinravi99 a very happy birthday. Wish you love , joy and success.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 17, 2018
Wishing @ashwinravi99 a very happy birthday. God bless you, Ash. Have a great day.— R P Singh (@rpsingh) September 17, 2018
Happy birthday @ashwinravi99! Have a wonderful year ahead!— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 17, 2018