Happy Birthday to the star of ‘Champions of Champions’ series, Ravi Shastri

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Ravi Shastri is celebrating his 57th Birthday today. He is an Indian Commentator, a former Indian Cricket Player and currently the head of Indian National Cricket Team. He played for India as a player in between 1981-1992 in both Tests and ODI. He started his career as a left-arm spin bowler, he later transformed himself into an Allrounder. Ravi Shastri was either an opening batsman or the middle one. As a Batsman, he was quite defensive but he could play at a high strike rate if in need. He is known for his ‘Chapati Shot’ which is a flick off the pads. He is one of the best-known players who played for India and he is currently doing an amazing job as a head coach for India.

 

Here are some facts that are you should know if you follow Cricket and him:

Ravi Shastri made his Test debut for India against New Zealand for the first tour to Wellington in 1981.

All the time he performed whether in his school or for his club it never ever go unnoticed. Soon Shastri made his way into the Mumbai Ranji team. He was only 17 years of age when he got chosen to play for the Ranji Trophy. At 17, he was the youngest cricketer ever to play for Mumbai.

Ravi Shastri is not the only sportsperson in his family there is one more member of his family — his cousin sister Mridula Shastri, was the captain of Indian women team as a swimmer and water polo player.

Ravi Shastri’s figures of 9/101 in the 1981 Irani Trophy was the tournament record for 20 long years How great is that?

Ravi Shastri played 80 Test matches and scored 3,830 runs and claimed 151 wickets. He also played 150 ODIs and made 3108 runs and took 129 runs. And he also became the celebrity torchbearer during the Olympic Torch Relay in Oman, in 2008.

Published by Vijay Sisodiya on 25 May 2019

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