- Nasima Akter
R Ashwin's Wife Prithi Recalls About Their Early Days of Love
Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the greatest spin bowlers that India has produced. He has been a pillar of strength for the Indian cricket team for over a decade and continues to weave his magic for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2023. However, behind every successful man, there is a woman who has supported him through thick and thin. For Ashwin, that woman is his wife, Prithi Ashwin.
Recently, Prithi appeared on Match Center Live's 'Hangout' on JioCinema to talk about her husband. The conversation was hosted by Sania Mirza, Veda Krishnamurthy, and Danish Sait. They got Prithi to open up about their relationship and also played a unique game of chess to find out more about their lives as a couple.
Prithi started the conversation by recalling the early days when she and Ashwin went to the same school together and had known each other since then. However, as fate would have it, they went from being childhood friends to falling in love later in life.
She described the simple way in which Ashwin ultimately asked her out after ten years of being acquaintances. "Once he took me to a cricket ground and he's a straight shooter. He said, 'I've kinda liked you all my life and it hasn't changed over ten years. We're adults and let's try this'," she said.
The couple tied the knot in 2011 and have been together ever since. They have two daughters, Akhira and Adhya, who are the center of their world. Prithi went on to describe Ashwin's temperament as a father and a husband, revealing that he is the one who is likelier to start a fight with her.
"It's Ashwin. We fought this morning, I don't remember about what. I think he was calling me funny names, and it suddenly stopped being funny," she said.
However, despite the occasional fight, Prithi and Ashwin have a strong relationship built on mutual love and respect. Prithi described Ashwin as a great father who is very hands-on with their daughters and takes an active interest in their lives.
"Ashwin is an amazing dad. He spends a lot of time with the girls, does the school runs, and is very involved in their lives. He wants them to be independent and think for themselves," she said.
Prithi also talked about the challenges of being married to a cricketer. She revealed that it can be tough when Ashwin is away from home for long periods of time and that they have had to make many sacrifices over the years.