Chennai: From rattling England batsmen to becoming ICC Cricketer of the Year and now the news of the second baby, Ravichandran Ashwin is certainly God’s favourite child these days.
The news of Ashwin’s second baby was disclosed by his wife Prithi Ashwin on Twitter, to everyone’s surprise, five days after the birth.
Prithi gave birth to a baby girl on December 21, a day after India registered their historic 4-0 Test series victory with England in Chennai. She chose not to reveal the news at that time. The reason for not revealing was that she didn’t want to steal her husband’s moment of glory.
However, after breaking this news, she posted a series of tweets on Monday where she gave reasons to not make it public at that time.
For the last few days, the 30-year-old has been in headlines for the wrong reasons too. His fans are unhappy with the fact that he didn’t mention the name of India’s limited overs captain MS Dhoni’s name in “Thank-You” speech after receiving the ICC award. It might be a petty thing for the off-spinner but the fans looked upset and vented out their anger on social media.
Against England, the Most Valuable Player and the go-to man for Virat Kohli, took 28 wickets in five matches with the average of 30.25. He showed his skills with the bat too by amassing 306 runs at an average of 43.71 in the series.