Ashwin is a rarity in many ways. He can talk a good game of cricket and also share a table with the best brains discussing subjects not even remotely connected to the game. Ashwin is a thinker, a practitioner and more importantly one who walks the talk.
Not many would know Ashwin was close to 100 first-class wickets before the glamour of IPL showcased his talents to the world. Never the one to shy away from pressure, Ashwin has stolen marches from the rest to reach the top of the totem pole among world bowlers.