Ravi Shastri Height, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

Ravi Shastri Quick Info
Height6 ft 3 in
Weight101 kg
Date of BirthMay 27, 1962
Zodiac SignGemini
Eye ColorDark Brown

Ravi Shastri is a former Indian cricketer and commentator who is best known for his “chapati shot” and contribution to the Indian national team from 1981 to 1992. However, he was also criticized by many for the loss of his form at crucial times. As of 2019, Ravi served as the head coach of the Indian national cricket team. With time, Shahtri has amassed a huge fan base with more than 800k followers on Instagram, more than 750k followers on Twitter, and more than 100k followers on Facebook.

Born Name

Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri

Nick Name

Ravi

Ravi Shastri as seen in a selfie taken in May 2017
Ravi Shastri as seen in a selfie taken in May 2017 (Ravi Shastri / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Shastri attended Don Bosco High School in Matunga. Later, he pursued a bachelor’s degree in commerce at R.A. Podar College.

Occupation

Former Cricketer, Former Commentator, Cricket Coach

Family

  • Father – M. Jayadratha Shastri (Doctor)
  • Mother – Lakshmi Shastri (Professor of History)
  • Others – Mridula Shastri (Cousin Sister) (Former Captain of the Indian Women Swimming and Water Polo Team)

Build

Average

Height

6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm

Weight

101 kg or 222.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ravi Shastri’s name has been linked with –

  1. Amrita Singh – According to sources, Ravi had been engaged to actress Amrita Singh.
  2. Gabriela Sabatini – Ravi once claimed to have dated Argentinian tennis player Gabriela Sabatini. However, when Sabatini was asked about him she responded with “Who is this Ravi Shastri.”
  3. Ritu Singh (1990-2012) – Ravi got married to Ritu Singh in 1990. They have a daughter named, Aleka Shastri.
  4. Nimrat Kaur (2018) – Rumor
Ravi Shastri as seen in a picture with his mother taken on the day of her 80th birthday in November 2019
Ravi Shastri as seen in a picture with his mother taken on the day of her 80th birthday in November 2019 (Ravi Shastri / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Ravi is of Mangalorean heritage.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Tall physique
  • Roman nose shape

Brand Endorsements

Ravi has appeared in commercials for various brands including Thums Up.

Through his social media, he has endorsed various brands such as iPro Sport India.

Ravi Shastri as seen in a picture taken in December 2018
Ravi Shastri as seen in a picture taken in December 2018 (Ravi Shastri / Instagram)

Religion

Hinduism

Ravi Shastri as seen in a picture taken in Jamaica in September 2019
Ravi Shastri as seen in a picture taken in Jamaica in September 2019 (Ravi Shastri / Instagram)

Ravi Shastri Facts

  1. He was brought up in Bombay.
  2. During his teenage years, Shastri took the sport of cricket very seriously.
  3. His potential to play cricket was first noticed while he studied at Don Bosco and helped his team make it to the 1976 inter-school Giles Shield final but lost to St Mary’s.
  4. Under his captainship, his high school team won the Giles Shield for the first time in history the following year.
  5. Shastri trained under the careful guidance of former Tatas and Dadar Union cricketer B.D. Desai.
  6. He gave cricketer Shahid Afridi the nickname of “Boom Boom Afridi.”
  7. It is said that Vasant Amladi and VS Patil played an important role in the development of Shastri’s form.
  8. In January 1985, he hit 6 sixes in an over which at the time had only accomplished by West Indies cricketer Garry Sobers.
  9. Shastri was in his final year of college when he was called out to play at the Ranji Trophy from Bombay. This made him the youngest player ever to have been chosen to play for Bombay at the age of 17 and 292 days.
  10. 18 months after he was chosen for his debut international test match, Ravi who had earlier been 10th in the batting order started coming on to the field as an opening batsman.
  11. Ravi was not chosen to be part of the “1983 World Cup.”

Featured Image By Ravi Shastri / Instagram

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