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Ravi Shastri Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More

Ravi Shastri

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Bio
Real NameRavishankar Jayadritha Shastri
NicknameRavi
ProfessionFormer Indian Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 3”
Weightin Kilograms- 92 kg
in Pounds- 203 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 36 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutTest- 21 February 1981 vs New Zealand at Wellington
ODI- 25 November 1981 vs England at Ahmedabad
International RetirementTest- 26 December 1992 vs South Africa at Port Elizabeth
ODI- 17 December 1992 vs South Africa at Durban
Coach/MentorBD Desai, VS "Marshall" Patil, Hemu Adhikari
Domestic/State TeamBombay, Glamorgan
Nature on fieldAggressive
Likes to play againstAustralia
Favourite ShotChapati Shot
Records (main ones)• 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.
Career Turning PointWhen he got Man of the Series award for his 182 runs and 8 wickets against Australia in the World Championship of Cricket
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 May 1962
Age (as in 2017)55 Years
Birth PlaceBombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolDon Bosco High School, Matunga, Mumbai, India
CollegeRamniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics. Matunga, Mumbai, India
Educational QualificationsStudied Commerce at College Level
FamilyFather- M. Jayadratha Shastri
Mother- Lakshmi Shastri
Brother- N/A
Sister- N/A
ReligionHindu
HobbiesMusic, Playing Golf
Controversies• In a Tehelka sting operation, Ravi Shastri had said a number of foul things against Azharuddin.
• In 2016, he lashed out at Sourav Ganguli when his candidature was rejected for the post of India Team's coach.
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerBatsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards and Virat Kohli
Bowler: Shane Warne and Imran Khan
Favourite FoodKakori Kebab, Nawabi Fish Tikka
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAmrita Singh, Actress
Ravi Shastri with his Ex-girlfriend Amrita Singh
WifeRitu Singh (married 1990)

ChildrenDaughter- Aleka Shastri (born 2008)
Son- N/A
Ravi Shastri with his wife Ritu and daughter Aleka

Ravi Shastri

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Ravi Shastri

  • Does Ravi Shastri smoke?: Yes
  • Does Ravi Shastri drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He took Cricket seriously when he was a teenager.
  • He was selected in Ranji Trophy to represent Bombay in his last year of the college.
  • He was moved as an opening batsman from the tenth position within the 18th month of his Test debut.
  • He had batted in all possible positions from 1 to 10 by the end of his career.
  • In an interview, he admitted that he ignored his bowling for his batting.
  • He opened in the two matches of the 1983 World Cup along-with Srikkanth.
  • His most successful tour was that of the World Champions of Cricket in Australia when he was awarded with “Man of the Series” and won an “Audi 100” car.
  • His cousin sister Mridula Shastri, captained Indian Women Team (Swimming) and (Water Polo).
  • His trademark shot was “Chapati Shot” which he used to play off the pads.
  • Ravi Shastri was forced to retire at the age of 30 due to his chronic knee injury.
  • He has also been named as National Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
  • Shastri is also known for his poised Cricket Commentary and has been one of the most popular Cricket Commentators in the world.
  • He was very slow in scoring runs and was often tagged with the “snail-speed-run-scorer”.
  • Once, journalist and commentator Harsha Bhogle commented about Shastri that “Watching Shastri bat is like admiring the Qutub Minar; tall, timeless, solid”.
  • He coached Indian Team temporarily for their Bangladesh tour in 2007.
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