May 26, 2012

Interviews

A half-century for Ravi Shastri

Devashish Fuloria

Ravi Shastri made his debut for India in 1981 when he was 18. After a successful career in international cricket, Shastri has spent 18 years as a commentator. As he turns 50 on May 27, Shastri talks to Clayton Murzello in the Mid-Day about his life where he has never been too far from the spot lights.

Someone asked me what will you do for your 50th (birthday) and I said, ‘just knock one into the gap, quietly take a single because you have had enough 50s as a player, and make sure you lift your elbow 50 times instead of the bat. In life, the hundred is when you turn 60. Hopefully, you reach there and when you do, one must celebrate it like a hundred.

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo

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