‘Happy birthday to the GOAT’ Fans overjoyed as legendary spinner Ravichandran Ashwin turns 36

One of the all-time great all-rounders and legendary Indian cricketers Ravichandran Ashwin has turned 36 today. Recently, he has also been included in the Indian squad for the upcoming squad for the 20-20 World Cup 2022. Other than this, he is the only all-rounder in the history of Indian cricket to complete the double of 400 wickets with the ball and more than 2000 runs with the ball.

Indian cricket fans also celebrated the birthday of the spin legend in a style. They poured out their hearts in the form of wishes for him on his 36th birthday. Fans took to Twitter for remembering the immense contributions of Ravichandran Ashwin to the Indian team.

Here’s how fans reacted on Ravichandran Ashwin’s birthday:

Speaking of Ashwin’s illustrious career for the Indian team, then he has appeared in 86 Tests, 113 ODIs, and 56 T20Is. In these matches, he has scalped 442, 151, and 66 wickets respectively. Other than bowling, the 36-year-old has also shown his brilliance with the bat in the longest format of the game.

He has scored 2931 runs in 123 innings of the 86 matches he played so far with an average of 26.88 having five centuries and 12 half-centuries.

So, here we will have a look at some of the achievements of Ravichandran Ashwin:

  • He is the fastest Indian to pick 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, and 400 Wickets in Test cricket.
  • He is the fastest Bowler to pick 250, 300, and 350 Wickets in Test cricket.
  • Most M.O.S Awards for India in Test (8).
  • Most Wickets in WTC (71).
  • Only Spinner to Win ICC Cricketer of the Year Award.
  • Most times Scoring Century & Picking Fifer for India in a Test match (3 times)
  • Most Test 100s for India at No.8 (3). The only player to Score Century & Pick Fifer in a WTC match.
  • Most times dismissing Left Handed batsman In Test (211).
  • Only Indian bowler to Win M.O.S Award in Debut Test Series. • Most Wickets in 2010s Decade (564).
  • Most Test Fifers for India in a Calendar Year (8 in 2016).
  • Only Indian to pick 50 Test Wickets in 3 Consecutive Years (2015-2017).
  • Most times picking Fifer In Both Innings of a Test match for India (5 times). Most 10 Wicket Hauls for India in a calendar year (3 times in 2016).
  • Highest Rating Points by Indian Bowler in Test (904).

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