Born on September 17, 1986, Ravichandran Ashwin is an India international cricketer. An all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off break, Ashwin plays for Tamil Nadu in the domestic cricket circuit and captains Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. He holds the record for the fastest Indian bowler to reach the 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300-wicket mark in Test cricket. In 2016, he became the third Indian to win the ICC Cricketer of the Year award
In pic: R Ashwin posted this cute picture of the joy he and his wife shared on his daughter's admission to school, he expressed, "Aaannddd we got our school admission, we all will be Aluminis of the same school now. Hopefully AA will also join the club. @prithinarayanan"
Ravichandran Ashwin was born in a Tamil family. He lives in West Mambalam, Chennai. He did his schooling from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St. Bede's. R Ashwin then went on to attend the SSN College of Engineering and graduated with a BTech in Information Technology. His father Ravichandran played cricket at the club level as a fast bowler. R Ashwin's career took a big turn when he shifted schools and joined St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School as it had a cricket academy. Ashwin states that coaches C.K.Vijay and Chandra in St Bede's had played a big role in his career and there he changed his bowling style from medium pace to off spin.
In pic: R Ashwin's wife Prithi Narayanan shared this picture, quoted, "Dreaming of a holiday already. Hmmm maybe one without the babies. Or a solo trip. Best. Don’t remember the last time I travelled solo. Have you? Where?"
On November 13, 2011, Ravichandran Ashwin married his childhood friend Prithi Narayanan. On July 11, 2015, the couple became parents of a baby girl named Akhira. Their second daughter Aadhya was born in December 2016.
In pic: R Ashwin shared this picture after being selected to play for King's XI Punjab in the IPL auctions, he wrote, "Hello Punjab.. all the way from Joburg. #playpunjabi @prithinarayanan @kxipofficial @realpz @virendersehwag"
Ravichandran Ashwin posted this picture of himself and his wife Prithi Narayanan, having a good time in the UK, he wrote, "Enjoying our time travelling around the UK. #darts #jollyfarmer #traveldiaries"
The couple definitely loves their shades! Ravichandran Ashwin and wife Prithi Narayanan aboard the team bus, during R Ashwin's Chennai Super Kings' days
R Ashwin and his wife Prithi Narayanan are both showing off an early morning glow, we wonder why, he wrote, "Breakfast time! @prithinarayanan"
R Ashwin posted this image while bidding goodbye to his wife, enroute a long overseas tour for India. He captioned, "How much ever u get used to saying bye, expressions don't change"
Another cute picture of the Indian spinner R Ashwin, with his wife Prithi Narayanan, he wrote, "Nothing comes close to our family"
Prithi Narayanan and R Ashwin look like they are having a fun interview session here with the mic in hand. Ashwin captioned, "Answer me now!!"
R Ashwin shared this picture with his family on a trip to South Africa. He wrote, "A pic from the Awesome foursome's holiday a few miles away from Joburg! #traveldiaries @prithinarayanan"
A family that goes out together, stays together! R Ashwin's day out with Prithi Narayanan and daughter Akhira Ashwin, he captioned, "Family outing!"
A very cute picture of R Ashwin with his two daughters Akhira Ashwin and Adhya Ashwin and wife Prithi. He captioned, "Wasn't easy to get them both into a good mood"
R Ashwin shared this picture, wishing everyone a happy new year, he wrote, "Happy new year to all from the Ashwin family. #newyear #newhopes #newbeginnings @prithinarayanan"
The Ashwins are all smiles again! Prithi Narayanan shared this sweet picture of the awesome foursome on R Ashwin's birthday, she wrote, "Happy Birthday hubbbsandman. We love you! @rashwin99"
The elephant looks intimidating! Prithi Narayanan shared this picture, captioned, "Akhira sat still only after I told her we could take that elephant home. And my Aadhu can never ever be impressed #southafrica #suncity #visitsouthafrica #lostpalace #southafricatourism #aadhya #akhira #mybheem #khaleesinotkanmani #prithixaxaa #prithixtravels"
R Ashwin shared this picture with his wife Prithi and friends, from a dinner night-out at RPS owner Sanjiv Goenka's house. He wrote "Team dinner tonight hosted by the Goenka family"
R Ashwin's wife Prithi Narayanan shared this beautiful collage, of her best moments from 2017. She wrote, "My #2017bestnine from Instagram. @rashwin99 and Punjabi food are the winners here"
R Ashwin shared this picture, while bidding goodbye to his mother and father ahead of a long overseas tour. He wrote, "Leaving home is hard every single time!!"
R Ashwin enjoys the simple life in the farm lands of Tamil Nadu during his off-season. He shared this picture with his mother, father and daughter during a family's day out
R Ashwin, shared this adorable picture of his wife Prithi Narayanan and his daughter. He quoted, "We play and run around all evening, to make amma happy about tiring ourselves #kidfunda #worcester #traveldiaries"
R Ashwin loves the joint family life, here he is pictured with his parents, wife and kids. He wrote, "One that lives with his whole family is always the richest in the world. Happy wedding day Appa and Amma. Thank you @prithinarayanan for arranging the dinner last evening. #happiness #myworld"
R Ashwin and wife Prithi Narayanan spotted enjoying the Christmas festivities with a few friends. He wrote, "Christmas party with @raaravind86 and @sanchcs, the Engineering soup boys. The wife's add on @prithinarayanan @vijy_04 @priyarkrishna to relive our old stories"
R Ashwin shared this cute picture from his daughter Adhya Ashwin's birthday. He wrote, "Happy birthday darling!"
India's bowling spear-head Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his 32nd birthday today. On this occasion, we look at the Indian cricketer's off-the-field pictures with his wife Prithi Narayanan and daughters Adhya Ashwin and Akhira Ashwin in Tamil Nadu. (All pictures courtesy/ Ravichandran Ashwin Instagram)
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