In India's opening game of the Asia Cup here today against Bangladesh, Ashwin unveiled his new bowling action - similar to West Indies' Sunil Narine.
Wearing long sleeves, Ashwin was introduced into the attack in the 13th over and he struck with his first ball, getting Mominul Haque stumped by Dinesh Karthik.
After watching Ashwin's new bowling action, fans took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to discuss the new look of Ashwin at the bowling crease.
Former India batsman Aakash Chopra tweeted: "Perviously (sic) Ashwin used to come up with new variations in his deliveries..now, he's come up with a new action. Sleeves have become longer too."
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter
Perviously Ashwin used to come up with new variations in his deliveries..now, he's come up with a new action. Sleeves have become longer too— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 26, 2014
Ravichandran Ashwin has changed his action to fool the batsmen into thinking his bowling has changed— Gaurav (@bwoyblunder) February 26, 2014
Is it Narine in disguise?..Ashwin's action has an uncanny resemblance to Narine's...wonder what Sunil Narine has to say about it..— Raunak Sachdeva (@raunak1386) February 26, 2014
So from what i am hearing ...Ashwin is trying to become a Narine. #facepalm— Well-n-Trying (@chingumstyle) February 26, 2014