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Delhi Capitals players Shikhar Dhawan and Ravichandran Ashwin before leaving for UAE to participate in IPL 2020, in Mumbai.

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Delhi Capitals players Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin and others pose for photographs before leaving for UAE to participate in IPL 2020, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai.

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Delhi Capitals player Ravichandran Ashwin gestures before leaving for UAE to participate in IPL 2020, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai.

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Delhi Capitals players Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin deboard a plane as they reach UAE to participate in IPL 2020, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Dubai.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin successfully appeals the dismissal of New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme for 43 during the first cricket test between India and New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand

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India's captain Virat Kohli, left, celebrates with Ravichandran Ashwin after their win on the third day of first cricket test match between India and Bangladesh in Indore

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, center, and teammates celebrate the dismissal of Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim during the third day of first cricket test match between India and Bangladesh in Indore

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, right, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Bangladesh's Liton Das during the third day of first cricket test match between India and Bangladesh in Indore

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Ravindra Jadeja, right, hugs teammate Ravichandran Ashwin to celebrate scoring fifty runs during the second day of third and last cricket test match between India and South Africa in Ranchi.

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Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin and Coach Ravi Shastri during a practice session ahead of 3rd Test match against South Africa in Ranchi.

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Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates after dismissing Faf du Plessis during the third day of the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.

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Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates after the dismissal of Keshav Maharaj during the third day of the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.

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Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates after dismissing Faf du Plessis during the third day of the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune

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Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the dismissal of South Africa's Quinton de Kock during the third day of the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune

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In the second over of Day 5, R Ashwin castled Theunis de Bruyn (10) with one that turned back sharply from wide of the off-stump for his record equalling 350th wicket in the format.

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Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin, with out cap, celebrates with team members after dismissing South Africa's Theunis de Bruyn during the fifth day of the first cricket test match against South Africa in Visakhapatnam.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates with teammates after dismissing South Africa's Keshav Maharaj, on the fourth day of the first cricket test match at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin holds the ball while leaving the ground along with a teammate at the end of the first innings of South Africa, on the fourth day of the first cricket test match at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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KXIP bowler Ravichandran Ashwin with teammates celebrates after dismissing RCB batsman Moeen Ali during the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

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CSK skipper MS Dhoni and his KXIP counterpart Ravichandran Ashwin before the the start of their Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match at MAC Stadium in Chennai.

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KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates along with the teammates the wicket of CSK batsman Shane Watson during their Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match at MAC Stadium in Chennai.

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Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) player Sam Curran with teammates celebrates his team's victory in the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match against Delhi Capitals (DC) at I.S Bindra Stadium in Mohali.

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KXIP's Ravichandran Ashwin is bowled out during the Indian Premier League 2019 cricket match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at I S Bindra Stadium in Mohali.

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Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss against Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik and decided to field on a green-top Eden Gardens wicket

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India's Ravi Ashwin, second right, celebrates with teammate Rishabh Pant after taking the wicket of Australia's Josh Hazlewood to win the first cricket test by 31 runs between Australia and India in Adelaide, Australia.

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Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin, right, celebrates after dismissing West indies' Kraigg Brathwaite during the third day of the first cricket test match between India and West Indies in Rajkot.

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Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin, without cap, celebrates with teammates after dismissing West Indies' Shai Hope during the second day of the first cricket test match between India and West Indies in Rajkot.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, center, is congratulated by teammates for the dismissal of James Anderson, England's last wicket, during the fifth day of the third cricket test match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, second right, leaves the field with teammates at the end of the first day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England.

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England captain Joe Root is run out after a throw from India captain Virat Kohli on day one of the First Test match at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

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Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin with teammates celebrates the wicket of Afghanistan batsman Asghar Stanikzai during the second day of a one-off test match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru.

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Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin bowled out during an IPL 2018 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

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King's XI Punjab's R Ashwin with team mates celebrates the wicket of Quinton De Kock of Royal Challengers Bangalore during the IPL 2018 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin (L) celebrates the wicket of Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal during the fifth day of third cricket test match, at Ferozshah Kotla in New Delhi.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin speaks at the post match presentation after India won the second test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. Ashwin surpassed Dennis Lillee to become the fastest bowler to capture 300 test wickets when he helped India thrash Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs to win the second test in Nagpur.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin holds the ball and ball and a stump as he leaves the ground after India won the second test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Nagpur.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, without cap, holds a stump as he leaves the ground after India won the second test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. Ashwin took 300 wickets in 54 Tests making a new world record.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Dilruwan Perera during the fourth day of their second test cricket match in Nagpur.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Sri Lanka's captain Dinesh Chandimal during the first day of their second test cricket match in Nagpur.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, second right, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne, second left, during the first day of their second test cricket match in Nagpur.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga during their second cricket test match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, right, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne, second left, during their second cricket test match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews during their second cricket test match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin plays a shot during their second cricket test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin plays a shot as Sri Lanka's wicket keeper Nirishan Dickwella watches during the second day's play of their first test cricket match in Galle, Sri Lanka.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, right, is congratulated by his teammates for the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella, left, during the second day's play of the first test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Galle, Sri Lanka.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin tosses a ball during a training session ahead of the first test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Galle, Sri Lanka.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, third from left, greets bowler Ravichandran Ashwin after they defeated West Indies by 93 runs in their third ODI cricket match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda.

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Cricketers Shubhman Gill, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Sunil Gawaskar, and RPG Enterprises Chairman Harsh Goenka during the CEAT Cricket Awards, in Mumbai.

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India's R Ashwin with the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC cricketer of the Year and ICC Test cricketer of the Year trophy after winning the series against Australia on the 4th day of last test match at HPCA Stadium, in Dharamsala.

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Team India with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after beating Australia by eight wickets in the deciding fourth Test at HPCA Stadium, in Dharamsala.

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Indian team poses with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after winning the test cricket series against Australia, in Dharmsala. India won the four-match series 2-1.

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Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin makes an appeal against Australian batsman Shaun Marsh during 5th day of 3rd Test Match, in Ranchi.

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Cricketer Virat Kohli with team mates during the BCCI Annual awards in Bengaluru.

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R Ashwin celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Mitchell Starc during the fourth day of the second test match between India and Australia at Chinnaswamy stadium, in Bengaluru.

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Ravichandran Ashwin, facing camera, celebrates the dismissal of Australia's Mitchell Marsh during the fourth day of their second test cricket match, in Bangalore.

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Indian players celebrate the dismissal of Australia's Mitchell Starc during the third day of their second test cricket match, in Bangalore.

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Indian cricketer Ajinkiya Rahane dives to catch the ball as team mates R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma look on during a practice session ahead of the 2nd test match against Australia at Chinnaswamy stadium, in Bengaluru.

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Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli, R Ashwin and Karun Nair arrive for a training session ahead the 2nd test match against Australia at National Cricket Academy ground, in Bengaluru.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, left and Hardik Pandya celebrate after winning their first one day international cricket match against England at the Maharashtra cricket association stadium in Pune.

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R. Ashwin, the top-ranked ICC bowler, got 72 wickets in 2016

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, without a cap top right, and teammates react as England's Joe Root, bottom center with a bat, plays a shot on the last day of their second cricket test match, in Visakhapatnam.

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Ravichandran Ashwin, second left, celebrates after claiming the wicket of New Zealand's Ish Sodhi, second right, on the fifth day of their first cricket test match at Green Park Stadium, in Kanpur.

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Virat Kohli, right, holds the trophy for the Test match series Royal Stag Cup 2016 as Ravichandran Ashwin holds the trophy for the man of the series at the Queen's Park Oval in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. India won the series 2-0.

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Indian cricket team pose with the trophy after the award ceremony for the Test match series Royal Stag Cup at the Queen's Park Oval in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. India beat West Indies 2-0 in the series after the fourth and final Test was abandoned as a draw on the last day because of a wet outfield.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the wicket of South Africa's Temba Bavuma on day four of their fourth and final test cricket match in New Delhi.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin (C) who took five wickets against South Africa during the 2nd day of the first cricket Test match in Mohali.

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Ravichandran Ashwin, left, celebrates with Virat Kohli after the dismissal of Bangladesh’s Shuvagata Hom on the last day of the test cricket match between India and Bangladesh in Fatullah, Bangladesh.

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Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Gary Ballance caught by Cheteshwar Pujara during the second day of the fifth Test cricket match at Oval cricket ground in London.

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Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the dismissal of Hashim Amla during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match in Dhaka.

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Cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin bowls during the second day of the first Test cricket match between India and New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium in Hyderabad on August 24, 2012.

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India's bowler Ravichandran Ashwin reacts as New Zealand captain Ross Taylor dives to make it to the crease to avoid a run-out during the first day of their second cricket test match in Bangalore.

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Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates New Zealand wicket during the fourth day of their first cricket test match in Hyderabad. Ashwin produced a career-best 12-wicket match haul as a merciless India relied on the spinners to crush New Zealand by an innings and 115 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series

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Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his fifth wicket with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, during the third day of the third test cricket match against West Indies in Mumbai. Ashwin took his second five-wicket haul in only his third test with figures of 5-156. On the left is India's Rahul Dravid.

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