Twitter was flooded with birthday wishes for Ravichandran Ashwin, who turned 34 today on 17 September. Ashwin, who currently is in the UAE for IPL 2020, will be plying his trade for Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals.
The off-spinner, who previously captained the Kings XI Punjab for two seasons, was traded to Delhi Capitals ahead of the thirteenth edition of the IPL. Apart from an impressive IPL career, Ashwin also has proved his worth while representing India.
He has scalped 365 wickets at a remarkable average of 25.43 in Tests. While in ODIs, he has 150 wickets to his name. The Tamil Nadu all-rounder has the experience of donning the India jersey in 71 Tests, 111 ODIs and 46 T20Is. Ashwin is quite active on social media and he responded to several birthday wishes. Wishes also poured in for India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who celebrated his 70th birthday today. He was wished by many cricketers including BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.
Meanwhile, quarantine guidelines for England and Australia players arriving to UAE from the UK were released. It was expected that all players coming off England-Australia series will serve a shortened quarantine period of 36 hours.
However, players heading to Abu Dhabi will have to spend six days in quarantine as the capital has stricter quarantine norms. Kolkata Knight Riders, who have their base in Abu Dhabi, will have to deal with the absence Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton and Pat Cummins for their opening fixture.
1. Sourav Ganguly wishes PM Narendra Modi on his birthday
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) September 17, 2020
2. Cheteshwar Pujara extends birthday wishes to PM Narendra Modi
Wishing our Honourable Prime Minister @narendramodi ji a very happy birthday. Wishing you good health and happiness sir! 🙏
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) September 17, 2020
3. Ramiz Raja shares a throwback picture
A blast from the past! A combined spread of 554 test matches in one photograph. And what a star cast! Let’s see if you can name them all. Happy hunting 🤞🤔 pic.twitter.com/ivROVGkTRR
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 17, 2020
4. England Cricket thanks West Indies, Ireland, Pakistan and Australia
Thank you to West Indies, Ireland, Pakistan and Australia for an incredible summer of cricket.
Thank you to all those behind the scenes who made it possible.
Thank you to our supporters and everyone who shares our love for this great sport.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 16, 2020
5. RP Singh extends birthday wishes to Ravi Ashwin
Slow in his run-up but fastest to 300 Test wicket!
Started as an off-spinner but can also become a leg-spinner!
And, now a star anchor and master YouTuber!
You keep surprising us @ashwinravi99 😀#HappyBirthdayAshwin Best wishes for #IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/LFIOhza5mC
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) September 17, 2020
6. Shubman Gill shares a picture from his pool day
If you didn't splash. Was it even a pool day 😏 pic.twitter.com/FBqzdDRqLY
— Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) September 17, 2020
7. Jos Buttler celebrates after having a thrilling English summer
An amazing summer of international cricket! A massive thank you to everyone who made it possible 🏴👏 pic.twitter.com/pPagiXuCEo
— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) September 17, 2020
8. Hardik Pandya shares pictures from his gym workout
At it 🤞 pic.twitter.com/8kaIpDPCVz
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) September 17, 2020
9. Mohd Kaif wishes PM Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday
Happy 70th Birthday to our Honorable PM Shri @narendramodi Ji. Stay healthy and guide us in these unprecedented times with your leadership Sir.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 17, 2020
10. Suresh Raina extends birthday wishes to his former teammate Ravi Ashwin
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) September 17, 2020
11. Sachin Tendulkar shares a picture with Ashwin on the latter’s birthday
Happy Birthday Ashwin! Have always enjoyed playing with you and also against you. Wishing you the best. pic.twitter.com/sUIpsdaH5t
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 17, 2020
12. Deepak Chahar shares a 15-year-old picture with Shane Watson
— Deepak chahar (@deepak_chahar9) September 17, 2020
13. Gautam Gambhir extends birthday wishes to Ravi Ashwin
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 17, 2020
14. SRH shares Rashid Khan’s quarantine workout
You asked for @rashidkhan_19 💁🏻♂️
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 17, 2020
15. CSK gift Ravindra Jadeja a golden sword
Thank you to the @chennaiipl team for bestowing me with this award. Playing for this amazing franchise is an honor and an opportunity I cherish. Looking forward to the season.💛🙏 pic.twitter.com/qE5T36eE48
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) September 17, 2020
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