Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian cricketer who plays as a right-arm off-spinner and lower-order batsman for the Indian national team.

Ashwin is widely regarded as one of the greatest spin bowlers in the history of Test cricket, having taken over 400 wickets in the format.

He has won several individual awards and accolades, including the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2016.

Ashwin has also been successful in the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he has played for franchises such as Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.

Known for his innovative and intelligent bowling strategies, Ashwin is credited with inventing the "carrom ball" and "the round the wicket line".