Ravi Shastri Biography & Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Birth date
Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri (born 27 May 1962) is an Indian cricket commentator, former player and current head coach of the Indian national cricket team. As a player, he played for the India national cricket team between 1981 and 1992 in both Testsand ODIs. Although he started his career as a left arm spin bowler, he later transformed into a batting all-rounder.
As a batsman, Shastri was essentially defensive with his trademark “chapati shot” (a flick off the pads), but he could raise his strike rate when required. Due to his above-average height (he stood 6′ 3″ tall) and an upright stance, he had a limited number of shots against fast bowling, but was able to put the lofted shot to good use against spin bowling. Shastri played either as an opening batsman or in the middle order.
The highlight of his career was when he was elected Champion of Champions in the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985. In the same season, he equalled West Indian Garry Sobers’s record of hitting six sixes in an over in first class cricket. He was regarded as a potential captain, but his image outside cricket, injuries and tendency to lose form at crucial times meant that he captained India in only one Test match.
In domestic cricket, he played for Bombay and led them to the Ranji Trophy title in his final year of playing. He also played four seasons of county cricket for Glamorgan. He was forced to retire aged 31 due to a recurring knee injury. He now does commentary on behalf of BCCI in the matches that India plays. In 2014, he became the director of Indian cricket team for a period of eight months from India’s tour of England till the 2015 World Cup. In July 13 2017, he was appointed as the head coach of Indian cricket team.
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|Biography of Ravi Shastri|
|Real Name||Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri|
|Profession||Former Indian Cricketer|
|Physical Status & More of Ravi Shastri|
|Height||in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 3”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 92 kg
in Pounds- 203 lbs
|Personal Life of Ravi Shastri|
|Date of Birth||27 May 1962|
|Age ||54 Years|
|Birth Place||Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Don Bosco High School, Matunga, Mumbai, India|
|College||Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics. Matunga, Mumbai, India|
|Education Qualifications||Studied Commerce at College Level|
|Family||Father- M. Jayadratha Shastri
Mother- Lakshmi Shastri
|Best Friends||Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble|
|Home Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Music, Playing Golf|
|Cricket History Of Ravi Shastri|
|International Debut||Test- 21 February 1981 vs New Zealand at Wellington
ODI- 25 November 1981 vs England at Ahmedabad
|Domestic/State Team||Bombay, Glamorgan|
|Nature on field||Aggressive|
|Career Turning Point||When he got Man of the Series award for his 182 runs and 8 wickets against Australia in the World Championship of Cricket|
|Records [Main]||When he was selected to play Ranji Trophy for Bombay, he was then the youngest cricketer to play for Bombay.
His first over was a maiden in Test Cricket and that too to the New Zealand captain Geoff Howarth.
In 1981 Irani Trophy, he took 9 wickets for 101 runs, which had been a tournament record for nearly twenty years.
In a West Zone Ranji Match against Baroda, he scored the fastest double hundred (in 123 balls) in first class history.
He scored six sixes in a single over of the left arm spinner Tilak Raj in a West Zone Ranji match against Baroda.
He took 5 wickets for 15 runs against Australia in a match of World Series Cup which was then the best bowling record by an Indian.
|Favourite Shorts||Chapati Shot|
|Likes To Play Again||Australia|
|Favourite Things Of Ravi Shastri|
|Favourite Food||Kakori Kebab, Nawabi Fish Tikka|
|Favourite Player||Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards and Virat Kohli|
|Favourite Destination||Australia, New Zealand|
|Girls , Affairs and More Of Ravi Shastri|
|Affairs||Amrita Singh, Actress|
|Wife||Ritu Singh (married 1990)|
|Marriage Date||September 1994|
|Children||Daughter- Aleka Shastri (born 2008)
|Style Of Ravi Shastri|
|Cars Collection||Iconic Audi 100|
|Earning Money of Ravi Shastri|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Salary Per Match||Rs 25 Lakh per annum (Retainership Fees)
Per Test Match 7 lakh
Per ODI Match 4 lakh
Per T20 Match 2 lakhs