Is Ravichandran Ashwin a product of his hurried times? Or he is a remnant of an era when life moved at a more leisurely pace? Is he India’s next spin king? Or is he a pretender? Time will tell. What we do know is that with his consistent performances with bat and ball, Ashwin has set himself in the Indian team in all formats of the game. As he turns 28 on September 17, 2014, here’s a look at India’s lead spinner in action over the seasons.