Ravichandran Ashwin clinches International Cricketer of the Year award

first_imgRavichandran Ashwin has been honoured with the coveted International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating International awards 2017.The Indian off-spinner received the prestigious award from the former India skipper, legendary Sunil Gavaskar and Harsh Goenka, Chairman of RPG Enterprises, at a ceremony held at the Cricket Club of India.In the past 12 months Ashwin has taken 99 wickets.He was the one who created maximum destruction during the home season, where India won 10 of their 13 Tests played against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia.First autograph takenSpeaking on the occasion, Ashwin recalled that the first autograph he had taken was from Gavaskar at the Chepauk stadium in Chennai.Ashwin also praised Tamil Nadu offie Washington Sundar for his impressive show in the IPL while playing for Rising Pune Supergiant, team.”Washington did really well in the Vijay Hazare trophy. I had heard from a couple of people that he is doing well. He has got good idea of how to bowl in T20s and to ball with the new ball is a massive challenge.”The first scar which you will inflict will always have value and he initially bowled well. The pace and the length which he hit was very critical,” said Ashwin, according to PTI.Young player of the yearMeanwhile, young batsman Shubhman Gillwon the Young player of the year award. He bagged the award for hissuperb performance during the India-England U-19 ODI series, which wasplayed in Mumbai.Interested 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.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more