Full Name Ravi Shastri
Born May 27, 1962
Bombay
Age 55 Years, 1 Months, 26 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
Teams Played India
Man of the Match Test - 6, ODI - 8, World Cup - 0,
Career Span [Test, 1981 - 1992], [ODI, 1981 - 1992], [World Cup, 1983 - 1992],

Ravi Shastri served India well in a career spanning 11 years from 1981 to 1992. Initially, Shastri played as a bowler but with the passage of time worked on his batting and emerged as a reliable all-rounder. In his debut Test against New Zealand in Wellington he took six wickets; although it went in vain as India lost the game after a poor batting show.

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Ravi Shastri Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 80 121 14 3830 206 v AUS 11 12 317 22 35.79 - 36 0
ODI 150 128 21 3108 109 v SA 4 18 205 25 29.04 61.07 40 0
World Cup 14 11 1 185 57 v ENG 0 1 9 1 18.50 54.09 6 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 125 2625.1 657 6185 151 5/75 v PAK 8 2 40.96 2.35 104.31
ODI 136 1102.1 56 4650 129 5/15 v AUS 9 1 36.04 4.21 51.26
World Cup 12 92.3 2 389 12 3/26 v WI 1 0 32.41 4.20 46.25

Ravi Shastri Profile

Ravi Shastri served India well in a career spanning 11 years from 1981 to 1992. Initially, Shastri played as a bowler but with the passage of time worked on his batting and emerged as a reliable all-rounder. In his debut Test against New Zealand in Wellington he took six wickets; although it went in vain as India lost the game after a poor batting show.


Shastri was also part of the team that won the World Cup in 1983. In one of the group matches against the West Indies, he took three wickets in India’s win. The left-arm spinner, however, didn’t play every match of India’s famous campaign.


The moment of glory for Shastri on a personal level came during the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985 when he was elected Champion of Champions for his brilliant performances both with bat (183 runs including three straight fifties) and ball (8 wickets). He was rewarded with an Audi 100, a glittering accomplishment in those days. The same year he became second player after Gary Sobers to hit six consecutive sixes in an over in first-class cricket.


A knee injury shortened Shastri’s international career. After last representing India in 1992, he announced his retirement in 1994. After that the Mumbai player took to cricket commentary, and is an important voice in the game. Briefly for eight months, he was also Team Director for the national team.

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