Born on 8th September 1990, Tamil Nadu’s leg-break bowler, Murugan Ashwin was bought by Pune Franchisee of jaw dropping 4.5 Crores for IPL season 9.
Despite the high price, he justified his worth by making his impressing debut in the opening game of the season against Mumbai Indians 4-0-16-1, and taking 2 wickets in the next game against The Gujarat Lions despite ending on the defeating note.
Here are some of the amazing facts about Murugan Ashwin towards his claim to fame:
1. Rise in Syed Mustaq Ali Tournament
He made his sensational mark in 2016’s Syed Mustaq Ali T20 Tournament after a disappointing debut tournament in 2015’s Vijay Hazare trophy.
In Syed Mustaq Ali Tournament, he took 10 wickets at an economy rate of less than 6. Due to his impressive performance at this tournament, his value at the IPL auction increased from the base price of 10 Lakhs to 4.5 crores.
2. He and Ravi Ashwin sail in the same Boat
Murugan Ashwin shares his name with the current National player Ravichandran Ashwin and here are few other things which they both have in common,
a) Both of them are quality wicket taking spinners.
b) Both of them play for Tamil Nadu.
c) Both of them graduated from the same college, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering in Chennai.