Ravi Shastri      

Full name Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri

Born May 27, 1962, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age 52 years 117 days

Major teams India, Glamorgan, Mumbai

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

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Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 80 121 14 3830 206 35.79 11 12 22 36 0
ODIs 150 128 21 3108 109 29.04 5089 61.07 4 18 40 0
First-class 245 356 56 13202 217 44.00 34 66 141 0
List A 278 250 45 6383 138* 31.13 6 37 84 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 80 125 15751 6185 151 5/75 8/179 40.96 2.35 104.3 11 2 0
ODIs 150 136 6613 4650 129 5/15 5/15 36.04 4.21 51.2 2 1 0
First-class 245 42422 16744 509 9/101 32.89 2.36 83.3 18 3
List A 278 11966 8175 254 5/13 5/13 32.18 4.09 47.1 3 5 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 21-25, 1981 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v India at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-29, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Ahmedabad, Nov 25, 1981 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v India at Durban, Dec 17, 1992 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1979-1994
List A span 1980-1994
Profile

For over a decade, Ravi Shastri rendered yeoman service to Indian cricket in many ways. As an obdurate opening or middle-order batsman; as a left-arm spinner who was an integral part of the attack; and as long-time deputy to a couple of captains. In his time he was very much the glamour boy of Indian cricket, tall and good-looking and with an image to match. He had his detractors who charged that he batted too slowly, that he was selfish in his approach, that he continued to be in the team only because Gavaskar was captain. But the phlegmatic Shastri took all this in his stride, letting his performances on the field speak for themselves. In reality, as Shastri himself admitted, he was not particularly talented but had come up only through hard work.

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Sep 4, 2014

Ravi Shastri opted for the India top and jeans combo, Headingley, September 4, 2014

Ravi Shastri opted for the India top and jeans combo

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Aug 30, 2014

Ravi Shastri on the field ahead of the start of play, England v India, 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, August 30, 2014

Ravi Shastri at Trent Bridge

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Aug 29, 2014

Ravi Shastri has a phone conversation during India's training session, Trent Bridge, August 29, 2014

Ravi Shastri has a phone conversation during India's training session

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Tour Results
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi - Nov 25, 2011
Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi - Nov 23, 2011
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah - Nov 20, 2011
Pakistan won by 26 runs
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC) - Nov 18, 2011
Pakistan won by 21 runs
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC) - Nov 14, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 25 runs
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