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Ravi Shastri

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
India
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-Test,ODI | -
Home country:
India
Born:
May 27, 1962, Bombay

Profile

'Uthappa you deserve ten dosa's'- the most famous comment after India’s victory in the 2007 Twenty20 World cup, came from a man who served Indian cricket for over a decade and went on to become one of the most prominent voices in world cricket -- Ravi Shastri. A champion in his times, Ravi started off batting at number 10 for India, and his climb up the batting order was nothing short of remarkable. One of very few cricketers to have batted in all positions from 1 to 10, Shastri served the nation not only as a prolific middle-order batsman but also as a successful all-rounder who had the ability to pick wickets at the most crucial junctures of the game with his left arm spin. Deputy to many a great captain’s, Shastri was under the scanner for most of his cricketing career as critics blamed him of batting at a snail's rate.

A committed, talented and consistent player for a long time, Shastri will be remembered for his skills especially in the one-day format of the game. His sublime cricketing abilities, gained laurels for the nation as the team won the coveted World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985. The image of Ravi Shastri driving away with the then famous Audi car, after this emphatic win is still picture perfect in the minds of fanatics, as one of the most defining moments of Indian cricketing history.

The dashing dude of Indian cricket, who was a favourite amongst his lady fans, will be remembered for his feat in first class cricket for equalling the legendary Gary Sobers' world record after slamming six sixes in an over in a domestic Ranji Trophy match in 1985. Considered as one of the most celebrated cricketers in Indian history, Ravi Shastri's impeccable record speaks volumes about his contribution to the game. But the world did not see the last of his magic on-field, as the ‘stonewaller’ went on to become one of the most successful Television commentators the game has ever churned out. With a contagious enthusiasm and thoughts delivered as a master, Ravi Shastri's name is inscribed in the books of cricketing history and his feats will be even cherished generations to come.


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 80 121 3830 14 35.79 - 11 12 206
ODI 150 128 3108 21 29.04 61.07 4 18 109
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 80 125 15751 6185 151 5/75 / 40.96 2.35 11 2 0 0
ODI 150 136 6613 4650 129 5/15 / 36.04 4.21 2 1 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 36 0 0
ODI 40 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 1 1 0 0 0 100
ODI 11 4 7 0 0 36.36

Career

Span:
Test:
1981-1992
 
ODI:
1981-1992
Test
Debut:
India Vs New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Feb 21, 1981
Last played:
India Vs South Africa at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Dec 26, 1992
ODI
Debut:
India Vs England at Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad - Nov 25, 1981
Last played:
India Vs South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban - Dec 17, 1992
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