Happy birthday, Ash! 6 Facts about R Ashwin

Ravi Ashwin is the ninth-highest wicket-taker of all time in Tests. | AFP

R Ashwin is the second-highest wicket-taker in Tests for India, only behind Anil Kumble. | AFP

Ashwin has the second most 'Player of the Series' awards, just one short of tying Muttiah Muralitharan's tally of 11. | AFP

With 171 wickets in 197 matches, he is the fifth-best bowler in IPL history. | PTI

The bowling all-rounder got five centuries and 14 half-centuries in Tests from 132 innings. | AP

Ashwin was the fastest to 250, 300 and 350 wickets and second-fastest to 400, and 450 wickets in Tests.