first_imgIndian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been awarded with both the ICC Cricketer of the Year and the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year award for the year 2016. He is also the only Indian cricketer in ICC’s Test Team of the Year for 2016. Here is what Ashwin said after receiving the two awards: ICC Cricketer of the Year @ashwinravi99 says thanks after winning the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy and Test Cricketer of the Year #ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/B3eW9ZIEZs ICC (@ICC) 22 December 2016  Ashwin’s 2016 stats: Take a look at the stats behind @ashwinravi99’s year that saw him named ICC Cricketer of the Year #ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/M6znRaQrIv ICC (@ICC) 22 December 2016  Some facts about the explosive bowler:Ravichandran Ashwin was presented with the Arjuna Award on August 7, 2015 by the Indian Sports Minister, Sarbananda SonowalAshwin was also awarded with Polly Umrigar Award, in 2013Ravindra Ashwin, became the fastest Indian bowler to reach the milestone of both 50 and 100 test wickets. Moreover, he also became the fifth fastest bowler in the world to reach 100 wicketsAshwin became the first Indian cricketer to make a century and take five wickets in the same test matchRavindra Ashwin has taken a five wickets 10 times in test matches Image Courtesy: ICC Ashwin has taken 10 wickets in a test match, twiceAshwin, along with Rohit Sharma holds the record for the highest 7th wicket partnership in tests in India, with a score of 280  runsDue to his achievements in both batting and bowling, Ashwin plays a role as an all-rounder as wellAshwin shares the record of the fastest player to reach 5000 runs and 50 wickets along with Ian Botham and Jack Gregory. advertisementInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img

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