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Ravichandran Ashwin wins International Cricketer of the Year award

Ravichandran Ashwin wins International Cricketer of the Year award

Ashwin has taken 99 wickets in the past 12 months.

Rejuvenated Ravichandran Ashwin vows to bamboozle batters with new tricks in Champions Trophy

Rejuvenated Ravichandran Ashwin vows to bamboozle batters with new tricks in Champions Trophy

After a gruelling home season of 13 Tests, Ashwin was advised rest during the IPL and the tweaker's next assignment is India's Champions Trophy defence.

IPL Final: Twitter goes crazy as Mumbai Indians snatch victory by skin of the teeth against Rising Pune Supergiant

IPL Final: Twitter goes crazy as Mumbai Indians snatch victory by skin of the teeth against Rising Pune Supergiant

For Pune, skipper Steve Smith looked like a lone warrior in the middle but his 50-ball 51 proved just short as MI fought back to snatch a win and turn 4th time lucky.

Ravichandran Ashwin puts rift rumours to bed with brilliant tweet for MS Dhoni

Ravichandran Ashwin puts rift rumours to bed with brilliant tweet for MS Dhoni

Dhoni faced 34 deliveries for his unbeaten 61 that included five fours and three sixes.

IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner hits season's greatest shot — MUST WATCH

IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner hits season's greatest shot — MUST WATCH

The 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) is in its third week, and cricket fans have been treated to some great shots. Sixes hit by MS Dhoni and Chris Gayle stood out for their sheer sizes, but the best shot of the season so far was played, or rather manufactured, by David Warner.

Virat Kohli is 'a generation transforming individual', but 'I get little scared' of his aggression: R Ashwin

Virat Kohli is 'a generation transforming individual', but 'I get little scared' of his aggression: R Ashwin

Ashwin was instrumental in India's prolific run which saw Kohli & Co maintaining top spot in Test cricket.

R Ashwin reveals what his wife forced him to watch, and he has no complaints

R Ashwin reveals what his wife forced him to watch, and he has no complaints

Last week, Ashwin underwent scans in Mumbai following the four-match Test series against Australia, and has been advised to rest.

Sachin Tendulkar, R Ashwin hail Gautam Gambhir-Chris Lynn following 'record' 184-run opening stand

Sachin Tendulkar, R Ashwin hail Gautam Gambhir-Chris Lynn following 'record' 184-run opening stand

The unbroken opening stand of 184 between the pair became the highest in IPL history for the first wicket, overcoming the 167-run partnership between Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors.

IPL 2017, Match 2: R Ashwin predicts MS Dhoni to win MoM against Mumbai Indians

IPL 2017, Match 2: R Ashwin predicts MS Dhoni to win MoM against Mumbai Indians

Ashwin, 30, has been ruled out of the IPL 10 with sports hernia, and has already been replaced by his Tamil Nadu state-mate Washington Sundar in the Pune outfit.

IPL season 10: Washington Sundar replaces injured Ravichandran Ashwin for Rising Pune Supergiant

IPL season 10: Washington Sundar replaces injured Ravichandran Ashwin for Rising Pune Supergiant

Sundar, who was picked over experienced Jammu & Kashmir all-rounder Parvez Rasool in the trials, said he had a chance to bowl at various batsmen in the nets including RPS captain Steve Smith, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ben Stokes

IPL 2017: Parvez Rasool, Washington Sundar get call up as possible replacement for injured RPS bowler Ravichandran Ashwin

IPL 2017: Parvez Rasool, Washington Sundar get call up as possible replacement for injured RPS bowler Ravichandran Ashwin

Earlier, there were reports of Steve Smith convincing franchise owners to replace Ashwin with Aussie team-mate Nathan Lyon.

Nathan Lyon tipped to replace Ravichandran Ashwin in Rising Pune Supergiant squad – Report

Nathan Lyon tipped to replace Ravichandran Ashwin in Rising Pune Supergiant squad – Report

Ashwin, a key member of the Indian team across all formats, will be expected to regain 100 percent fitness for the upcoming Champions Trophy starting June 1.

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians duo Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya declared fit to play the 10th edition

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians duo Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya declared fit to play the 10th edition

 The day kicked-off on a rather bad note, with the news of KL Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin being ruled out of IPL for the initial weeks, and then the news of Murali Vijay's uncertainity to appear for Kings XI Punjab due to injury

IPL 10: Franchise-wise list of players injured ahead of Indian Premier League 2017 season

IPL 10: Franchise-wise list of players injured ahead of Indian Premier League 2017 season

List of all players (Indian and overseas) to be missing out on IPL 10, whether fully or partially.

Kattapa mystery: Ravichandran Ashwin's cryptic message bewitches both cricket and movie fans

Kattapa mystery: Ravichandran Ashwin's cryptic message bewitches both cricket and movie fans

Once the ace spinner shared the tweet, fans joined the debate. Some saw fun in message, while others took the opportunity to wish their favourite player a speedy recovery.

IPL Casualty Ward: Complete list of Indian players missing from action due to injury

IPL Casualty Ward: Complete list of Indian players missing from action due to injury

On Saturday, the Indian board (BCCI) provided a statement on the fitness status of Indian players.

IPL 2017: Injured Virat Kohli undergoes rehabilitation, his availability to be assessed in 2nd week of April

IPL 2017: Injured Virat Kohli undergoes rehabilitation, his availability to be assessed in 2nd week of April

Updating the fitness status of Indian players, who took part in the just-concluded home Test series against Australia, the BCCI said Kohli will undergo rehabilitation for the injury sustained during the Ranchi Test.

#IPL2017: Ravichandran Ashwin becomes latest high-profile cricketer to be ruled out of tournament

#IPL2017: Ravichandran Ashwin becomes latest high-profile cricketer to be ruled out of tournament

R Ashwin, who played a crucial role in India's sensational home run, was one of India's biggest heroes against all opponents in the 13 matches Virat Kohli's men played at home.

IPL 10: Ben Stokes reveals what makes Indian Premier League so important for international cricketers

IPL 10: Ben Stokes reveals what makes Indian Premier League so important for international cricketers

The 25-year-old was roped in for a whopping Rs 14.50 crore by the Sanjay Goenka-owned franchise.

ICC Rankings: KL Rahul climbs to career best 11th; Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin retain top two spots

ICC Rankings: KL Rahul climbs to career best 11th; Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin retain top two spots

Rahul is ahead of Ajinkya Rahane (14th, up by three places) and Murali Vijay (34th, down by four places).