[caption id="attachment_687010" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-687010" alt="Ravichandran Ashwin BCCI" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ashwin.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Ravichandran Ashwin BCCI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india" target="_blank">India </a> wicketkeeper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Syed-Kirmani" target="_blank">Syed Kirmani</a> today praised star off-spinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Ravichandran-Ashwin" target="_blank">Ravichandran Ashwin</a> for his achievements and dedication to the game and said he was a role model for today's youngsters. <p></p> <p></p>"I have no words to express the achievements which Ravichandran Ashwin has done. My heartiest congratulations to the would-be legend in the making," Kirmani said at a function here to present the 'Icon of Chennai' award to Ashwin. <p></p>The former India 'keeper also said Ashwin is the pride of Tamil Nadu and India and was also a role model for the present day youngsters. <p></p> <p></p>"Ashwin is the pride of Tamil Nadu and the country. He is a great role model to the youngsters of today, the millennials of today. He is such a gentleman cricketer, among all the other gentleman cricketers, he excels. I deem it an honour to honour Ashwin," Kirmani added. <p></p> <p></p>He also hailed the Tamil Nadu cricketer for dedicating himself in all aspects of the game and in academics too.