Ravi Shastri

Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri

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.
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27 May 1962
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Ravi Shastri reveals he was 'disappointed and not surprised' over India cricket coach snub
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Former cricketer Ravi Shastri has revealed that he is disappointed at not being chosen as Team India's new coach calling the decision "disappointing but not surprising". Shastri, who was appointed as team director in 20140, oversaw the country's most famous series win when they thrashed the then number one ranked South Africa 3-0. The 53-year-old was thought of as the favourite to be appointed but the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) consisting of Indian legends Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, opted to appoint another legend, Anil Kumble, as the new head coach.
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India cricket team players want Ravi Shastri back at the helm
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Some of the senior Indian players have requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that Ravi Shastri continue to be in charge of the team. Shastri’s contract as Team Director was till the end of the World T20, but it could come up for renewal now that the players have thrown their support behind him. It’s learnt that the players have liked the “positivity” and “aggression” that Shastri brings to the team.
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Quantity for quality: Ravi Shastri
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Hopping from one city to another in a massive country like Australia, through different time zones and temperatures, can exhaust the players. Different time zones, especially, have affected them, and many have casually remarked that they have been struggling to catch up sleep. From Perth, they travelled 3,600-odd kilometres to Brisbane, before they covered more than 1,600km to Melbourne.
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Current cricketer Dhawal Kulkarni part of India’s backroom staff at World Cup
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
Dhawal Kulkarni’s name figures alongside the likes of head coach Duncan Fletcher and team director Ravi Shastri on the board that lists the backroom staff of the Indian side.
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'Srini may have had hand in probe panel'
The Times Of India - over 4 years
HC held that the BCCI failed to show why Ravi Shastri or Arun Jaitley, members of IPL Code of Behavior Committee, could not be part of the inquiry panel.     
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Breaking news: Chuck de India
The Times of India - almost 6 years
I’m not a big fan of Ravi Shastri’s highly-predictable and ear-numbing commentary. But he came up with a gem the other day when someone asked if he had had a faster delivery. “Sadly, I was not born with any deformity,” he said. Or something to that effect. Which brings up the topic of suspect actions saga. I have a simple suggestion for the IPL lawmakers of the game. Let players with suspect action continue to show their silken skills. And make IPL open only to..
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From '14, chairman to be boss
Yahoo News - almost 6 years
Former Indian captain Ravi Shastri has been re-appointed for a second three-year term representing the media in the Chief Executives' Committee.
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England would have lost test series too had there been one: Ravi Shastri
Yahoo News - over 6 years
Kolkata, Oct 28 (ANI): Former Indian cricketer <a class="fplink fp-656230" href="/ravi+shastri">Ravi Shastri</a> has made light of England's poor display in the recent one-day international series in India, saying that the hosts would have pounded them just as badly had there been a Test series as well.
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Indian cricket team come to Cardiff - wales.com (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
While the Indian team take in their new surroundings they will no doubt be able to call upon advice from Ravi Shastri and Sourav Ganguly, both Indian test cricketers who also played for Glamorgan. Their current coach, Duncan Fletcher, will also feel at
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Humble England players impress all - Hindustan Times
Google News - over 6 years
Ravi Shastri, the MC, got down to business straightaway and all that he asked of the officials was to read out names of winners and then look at the big screen as video messages were played out. In one such message, Kumar Sangakkara made a rather
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It's time Harbhajan is shown the door and Ojha given his rightful due - Cricket Country
Google News - over 6 years
Ravi Shastri, Maninder Singh and Venkatpathy Raju weren&#39;t able to sustain their success for a long time, while the likes of Raghuram Bhat, Sunil Joshi, Nilesh Kulkarni, Murali Kartik and Rahul Sanghvi had very fleeting international careers
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Dravid continues to get a raw DRS deal - Mid-Day
Google News - over 6 years
And that perhaps caused Ravi Shastri to attack the system on air, yet again. The former skipper pointed out that it is for this reason BCCI didn&#39;t support DRS. Asad Rauf, a member of ICC&#39;s Elite Panel of Umpires, who attended a seminar of referees and
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Phil Hughes LBW: DRS Delivers Another Mistake? - SB Nation
Google News - over 6 years
The DRS was in question throughout the series between India and England, with even the senior commentators like Ravi Shastri and Nasser Hussain getting into a near-spat on television over it. In the ongoing first Test match between Sri Lanka and
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Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri surprised at India's abject surrender in England - Economic Times
Google News - over 6 years
LONDON: Former India captains Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shahstri have expressed their astonishment at the manner in which India capitulated in the just-concluded four-match Test series against England. Trailing 0-3, India surrendered meekly after brave
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The strange silence of Gavaskar and Shastri - ESPNcricinfo.com
Google News - over 6 years
When, some months ago, I first heard of this contest, I wondered if the two most famous former cricketers from the city, Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, would support their old team-mate. They had played alongside Vengsarkar for many years,
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Sunil Gavaksar and Ravi Shastri must speak their minds: Tony Greig - Daily News & Analysis
Google News - over 6 years
Are Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri right in signing contracts with BCCI? DNA tries to understand the issues of professional ethics and conflict of interest in the deal by discussing with noted ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ravi Shastri
  • 2016
    Age 53
    In June 2016, Shastri has applied for the job of coach of the Indian cricket team.
  • 2014
    Age 51
    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.
  • 2008
    Age 45
    He was named the Celebrity Torchbearer for the Oman Leg of the 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay.
    http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1160208 2008 also held great significance for Shastri as he became the father of Aleka at the age of 46.
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    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.
  • 2003
    Age 40
    In 2003, he collaborated in starting up Showdiff Worldwide, a celebrity management company.
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  • 1995
    Age 32
    He made his debut as a TV commentator with the World Masters Tournament in Mumbai in March 1995.
  • 1990
    Age 27
    In late 1990, Shastri married Ritu Singh.
  • 1988
    Age 25
    Shastri won the leading six hitter award for the Sunday league matches of 1988 with 14 sixes.
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    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.
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  • 1987
    Age 24
    In 1987, Glamorgan contracted Shastri to play for them.
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    In early 1987, he presented a 15-minute coaching series which went by the name 'That's Cricket'.
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  • 1985
    Age 22
    After the tour of Australia in 1985–86, he also began to decline as a bowler.
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    Shastri continued as vice captain to Kapil Dev in the 1985–86 season.
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    The highlight of his career was when he was elected Champion of Champions in the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985.
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  • 1983
    Age 20
    Except for a few series in Pakistan and the 1983 World Cup final, the World Championship of Cricket in Australia was the first time overseas cricket matches were shown live in India.
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    Shastri had stood in for Gavaskar and opened with Srikkanth in two matches of the 1983 World Cup.
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    Shastri was not selected to play in most of the important matches in the 1983 World Cup.
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  • 1982
    Age 19
    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.
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  • 1981
    Age 18
    However, his figures of 9-101 in the season-opening 1981 Irani Trophy stood as a tournament record for nearly twenty years.
  • 1979
    Age 16
    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.
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  • 1977
    Age 14
    The next year, under Shastri's captaincy, Don Bosco won the Giles Shield in 1977, the first time in the history of that school.
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  • 1976
    Age 13
    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.
  • 1962
    Born on May 27, 1962.
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