Updated: October 16
From a left-arm spinner to an all-rounder, from an all-rounder to a cricket commentator, from a cricket commentator to the head coach of the Indian Cricket Team, it has been a roller-coaster ride for Ravi Shastri. Right from the beginning of his Cricket career, Ravi Shastri has managed to stay in the limelight.
Ravi Shastri was born in Bombay on 27th May 1962. He had a craze for cricket since his childhood. He was selected for the Bombay Domestic Ranji team at the age of just 17. Ravi Shastri was more of a bowler during his initial Cricketing days, but he developed his batting skills after few years and later became one of the greatest all-rounders of Indian Cricket.
Ravi Shastri Net Worth – 65-70 cr (estimated)
Ravi Shastri Stats As a Player
Batting Career Summary
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Bowling Career Summary
Man of the match awards- Test – 6, ODI – 8, World Cup – 0
Man of the Series awards– 2
Ravi Shastri Stats as a Captain
Ravi Shastri Test debut was against New Zealand on 21st Feb 1981, while his ODI debut was against England on 25th Nov 1981. Ravi Shastri’s most memorable series was “the champions of champion series,” played in Australia in 1985. He scored 182 runs and took eight wickets, and also won the man of the series award. Since 2003, Ravi Shastri has also served as the goodwill ambassador for ICC.
Ravi Shastri has got a lot of reputation as one of the most loved commentators in cricket. His famous winning moment commentary during the 2007 T20 Cricket world cup final against Pakistan and his commentary while Dhoni hitting the winning six in the 2011 world cup final will be remembered forever.
Ravi Shastri, as a commentator, was someone who could make even a boring match look interesting. Moreover, his excellent English speaking skills were something to behold of.
Ravi Shastri Stats As a coach
Ravi Shastri took over the coaching of the Indian cricket team in July 2017. After being appointed as the head coach of the Indian Cricket team, under his guidance, India has achieved some historic series wins. Out of 43 test matches as head coach, India has managed to win 25 of those with the highest win percentage of 60.00.
Among the most memorable series wins was the recent one against Australia in Australia. After being humiliatingly defeated in the Melbourne test, India went on to win the series 2-1. The best thing about this series win was the fact that the Indian cricket team missed a few super-stars such as Kohli, Bumrah, Shami, etc. Still, the young team led by Ajinkya Rahane showed the whole world what India’s future is in-store.
Ravi Shastri has coached the Indian ODI team for 76 matches, winning 51 of these. The win percentage in ODI is 67%. Under his coaching, Team India managed to win 40 T20 matches out of 60 and the win % is 66. His role in upbringing youngsters such as Risabh Pant, KL Rahul, etc., has been the limelight of his coaching success.
With ICC men’s t20 cricket world cup his last stint officially as the head coach, he will want the men in blue to give him a memorable farewell send-off for his illustrious career as the head coach of the Indian Cricket Team and re-defining lives of a lot of young players.
Shastri has been on the target of critics for a long time. His coaching and further criticism came on him when Team India lost the World Test Championship to New Zealand. It is expected that Ravi Shastri will quit as the head coach of team India after T20 World Cup 2021 and Anil Kumble should be the new coach of team India.