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Cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin presented with Arjuna Award

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India off-spinner Ravichandran was  presented  with the Arjuna Award, which was conferred on him last year, by the Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the nation’s capital.

The off-spinner was unable to make it to the National Sports Awards function on August 29 last year as he was in England playing the One-Day International series.

Ashwin Dressed in the traditional maroon-coloured blazer designed for Arjuna awardees, Ashwin received the award at a special function organised in the chamber of the Sports Minister here. The award includes a bronze statuette, a prize money  and Rs. five lakh.


  • Ashwin born on 17th September 1986 plays for TamilNadu.
  • He is all-rounder
  • Ashwin, 28, was the 48th cricketer to receive the prestigious award.
  • He emerged as a dependable bowler in all formats of the game, capturing 124 wickets  in 25 Tests, 139 scalps in 99 ODIs and 25 in 26 T20 Internationals.
  • Ashwin, who took 18 matches to complete 100 Test wickets, became the fastest Indian to reach the milestone in November 2013, edging past spin legend Erapalli Prasanna (20 Tests).
  • He is the fifth fastest bowler in Test history to bag 100 wickets.

ABOUT ARJUN AWARD:             

  • The Arjuna Award is given by Ministry of Youth Affairs and sports ,government of India
  • Cash prize is Rs 5,00,000.
  • Award is first given in 1961