|Real Name||Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri|
|Profession||Former Indian Cricketer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 3”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 92 kg
in Pounds- 203 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 36 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
|International Debut||Test- 21 February 1981 vs New Zealand at Wellington
ODI- 25 November 1981 vs England at Ahmedabad
|International Retirement||Test- 26 December 1992 vs South Africa at Port Elizabeth
ODI- 17 December 1992 vs South Africa at Durban
|Coach/Mentor||BD Desai, VS "Marshall" Patil, Hemu Adhikari|
|Domestic/State Team||Bombay, Glamorgan|
|Nature on field||Aggressive
|Likes to play against||Australia
|Favourite Shot||Chapati 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 Point||When he got Man of the Series award for his 182 runs and 8 wickets against Australia in the World Championship of Cricket|
|Date of Birth||27 May 1962|
|Age (as in 2017)||55 Years|
|Birth Place||Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Gemini|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Don Bosco High School, Matunga, Mumbai, India|
|College||Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics. Matunga, Mumbai, India|
|Educational Qualifications||Studied Commerce at College Level|
|Family||Father- M. Jayadratha Shastri
Mother- Lakshmi Shastri
|Hobbies||Music, 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 Cricketer||Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards and Virat Kohli
Bowler: Shane Warne and Imran Khan
|Favourite Food||Kakori Kebab, Nawabi Fish Tikka|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Amrita Singh, Actress
|Wife||Ritu Singh (married 1990)
|Children||Daughter- Aleka Shastri (born 2008)
|Salary (approx.)||8 Crore INR (as in 2017)|
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.
- Ravi Shastri was Shane Warne‘s first wicket.
- On 11 July 2017, he became Indian Cricket Team’s Head Coach.
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