|Ravi Shastri Quick Info
|6 ft 3 in
|Date of Birth
|May 27, 1962
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. From 2017 to 2021, Ravi served as the head coach of the Indian national cricket team. Before becoming the head coach, he was the team’s director from 2014 to 2016. 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.
Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Shastri attended Don Bosco High School in Matunga. Later, he pursued a bachelor’s degree in commerce at R.A. Podar College.
Former Cricketer, Former Commentator, Former Cricket Coach
- 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)
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
101 kg or 222.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ravi Shastri’s name has been linked with –
- Amrita Singh – According to sources, Ravi had been engaged to actress Amrita Singh.
- 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.”
- Ritu Singh (1990-2012) – Ravi got married to Ritu Singh in 1990. They have a daughter named, Aleka Shastri.
- Nimrat Kaur (2018) – Rumor
Race / Ethnicity
Ravi is of Mangalorean heritage.
- Tall physique
- Roman nose shape
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 Facts
- He was brought up in Bombay.
- During his teenage years, Shastri took the sport of cricket very seriously.
- 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.
- Under his captainship, his high school team won the Giles Shield for the first time in history the following year.
- Shastri trained under the careful guidance of former Tatas and Dadar Union cricketer B.D. Desai.
- He gave cricketer Shahid Afridi the nickname of “Boom Boom Afridi.”
- It is said that Vasant Amladi and VS Patil played an important role in the development of Shastri’s form.
- In January 1985, he hit 6 sixes in an over which at the time had only accomplished by West Indies cricketer Garry Sobers.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ravi was not chosen to be part of the “1983 World Cup.”
- In November 2021, Ravi had received cricket bats as a gift from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as he was leaving Team India as a head coach.
- As of January 2022, Ravi revealed that he didn’t have Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s personal phone number. He didn’t even ask for that.
- Ravi Shastri had won Audi 100 car in 1985 as he was named ‘Champion of Champions’ at the 1985 World Championship of Cricket.
Featured Image By Ravi Shastri / Instagram