Ravi Shastri

Indian Cricketer
Born May 27, 1962

Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri is a former Indian cricketer and captain. He was an all–rounder who batted right-handed and bowled left arm spin. His international career started when he was 18 years old and lasted for 12 years. He started his career purely as a bowler but gradually became more of a batsman who could bowl. Shastri's family originally came from Mangalore in Karnataka but he was born and brought up in Bombay.… Read More

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1962 Birth Born on May 27, 1962.


1976 14 Years Old Ravi Shastri born in Bombay and studied at Don Bosco High School, Matunga. As a teenager, he took to cricket seriously. Playing for Don Bosco (Matunga), Shastri reached the final of the 1976 inter-school Giles Shield, finally losing to St Mary's, whose lineup included two future Ranji players, Shishir Hattangadi and Jignesh Sanghani.
1977 15 Years Old The next year, under Shastri's captaincy, Don Bosco won the Giles Shield in 1977, the first time in the history of that school. … Read More
1979 17 Years Old His only notable achievement in his first two Ranji seasons were bowling figures of 6-61, which he took against Delhi in the 1979–80 Ranji final that Bombay lost. … Read More
1981 19 Years Old However, his figures of 9-101 in the season-opening 1981 Irani Trophy stood as a tournament record for nearly twenty years.


1982 20 Years Old It was the failure of the regular openers Pranab Roy and Ghulam Parkar that led to Shastri being made to open at the Oval against England in 1982. … Read More
Shastri was not selected to play in most of the important matches in the 1983 World Cup. … Read More
The highlight of his career was when he was elected Champion of Champions in the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985. … Read More
1987 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1987, he presented a 15-minute coaching series which went by the name 'That's Cricket'. … Read More
1988 26 Years Old 1 More Event
His best bowling performance of 7 for 49 (11 for 90) in the match came against Lancashire in 1988, where he got bounce and turn and was 'unplayable' according to Wisden. … Read More
1990 28 Years Old In late 1990, Shastri married Ritu Singh.


1995 33 Years Old He made his debut as a TV commentator with the World Masters Tournament in Mumbai in March 1995.


2003 41 Years Old In 2003, he collaborated in starting up Showdiff Worldwide, a celebrity management company. … Read More
He and fellow commentator Sunil Gavaskar ended their long-term associations with ESPN-STAR Sports in April 2008 as they were contracted by the BCCI as commentators for the lucrative Indian Premier League which is being broadcast by rival network Sony Max.


2014 52 Years Old In 2014, he became the director of Indian Cricket team for a period of eight months from India's tour of England till the World Cup 2016.
2016 54 Years Old In June 2016, Shastri has applied for the job of coach of the Indian cricket team.
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