Ravichandran Ashwin once used to be an opener, an injury made him a 'bowler'

India's legendary bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is celebrating his 35th birthday today. Very few people know that Ravichandran Ashwin's first love was not cricket, but he used to play football. It is said that being a good saddle, he can do better in football, although it was only a coincidence that made Ashwin into cricket. Ashwin's mother Chitra was very strict about her studies. But both parents never stopped Ashwin from playing cricket. Once, in an interview, Ashwin's mother had said, "We never compromised on studies and Ashwin also showed maturity and accepted the decision.''

Ashwin not only brought glory to India with bowling but also batted brilliantly in the lower order. Well, there is a reason behind it. In fact, he used to be an opener at the beginning of cricket and facing a new ball early in his career has strengthened his technique considerably. He suffered an injury in his early career that is why Ashwin reduced his focus on batting. At the age of 14, he suffered an injury in the Pelvic area and remained in bed for two months. He later started focusing on bowling instead of batting.

Let us tell you that Ashwin is at the forefront of the list of Indian bowlers who have taken 50, 100 and 150 wickets at the fastest pace in Test cricket. Ashwin was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2014. At the same time, in 2012-13, he was awarded the BBCI's best cricketer of the year title. Talking about personal life, Ashwin married his childhood friend Preeti Narayanan in 2011 and is now the father of two girls.

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