Ravi Ashwin is in the form of his life on the cricketing field as the all-rounder has been playing some sensational cricket in recent times. The Chennai cricketer first displayed his qualities in the series win against Australia and has now elevated his game to an entirely new level during the ongoing home series against England, shining with the ball as well as the bat. Ravi Ashwin Nominated for ICC Men's Player of the Month for February 2021 Alongside Joe Root and Kyle Mayers.
On Tuesday, ahead of the fourth Test against England, the off-spinner shared a video of himself enjoying a game of table tennis, in the clip, the Indian cricketer could be seen taking a point off his opponent with a brilliant smash after a short rally. The 34-year-old also tagged Indian Olympian Raman Subramaniam in the video, asking for the TT veteran’s opinion on his abilities. Ravi Ashwin Picks 400th Test Wicket, Second-Fastest Bowler to Reach Milestone.
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) March 2, 2021
Raman Subramaniam, born in Chennai, is an Arjuna Award table tennis player. He won the first-ever Commonwealth Gold for India at the Commonwealth Championships in 1997. Raman also represented India at the Sydney Summer Olympics 2000.
Ravi Ashwin has been the key player for India in the series against England, playing a crucial role in the hosts taking a 2-1 lead. The 34-year-old also became the second-fastest bowler to take 400 wickets in the longest format of the game, when he dismissed Jofra Archer in the fourth innings of the third Test.
Not only with the bat, but Ravi Ashwin has also excelled with the bat in his hand as well, scoring a century in the second Test against England, helping India to record a huge win and level the series 1-1 at that time. The Chennai cricketer is India’s second-most successful batsmen for India in the series with 176 runs in six innings.
In the fourth Test, the Chennai cricketer will search for another milestone as he is just eight wickets behind from becoming the fourth-highest wicket-taker for India in international format. With 603 wickets in the international circuit, Ashwin is just seven behind the tally of Zaheer Khan.
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