Born on 8th September in 1990 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Murugan Ashwin is a leg break bowler. He is a right hand batsman with right arm leg break bowling style.
Early life and achievements
Coached by Suresh Kumar, Ashwin started playing cricket when he was in Santhome Higher Secondary School, Chennai and then DAV Public School. His professional career started when he entered Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Chennai.
By qualification, he is a Mechanical Engineer but his passion has always lied on cricket. He has even started playing in the Under-23 category for Tamil Nadu.
His debut in List A was on 11 December 2015 in Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2015. His T-20 debut was in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy on 2 January 2016 against Haryana where he did bowling for 4 overs and took 4 wickets. His IPL debut was for Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL 2016 against Mumbai Indians.
Rise to Glory
Ashwin has finished as the second-highest wicket-taker with 10 wickets in the 2015-16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy representing Tamil Nadu. This lead him as the biggest gainer in the IPL 2016 auction when Rising Pune Supergiants grabbed him to their team.
The clubs which Ashwin has played for are Tamil Nadu, Rising Pune Supergiants, India Red, Dindigul Dragons, South Zone and Delhi Daredevils. In the 2018 IPL, he is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.