Shastri playing a shot square off the wicket against England at Delhi in 1981.
Shastri playing a shot square off the wicket against England at Delhi in 1981.
In 1987, he played for the MCC team against World XI at Lord's.
In 1987, he played for the MCC team against World XI at Lord's.
He was also a part of the Glamorgan county team in the 1988 season.
He was also a part of the Glamorgan county team in the 1988 season.
In 1990, he made a century at Lord's
In 1990, he made a century at Lord's
Shastri was appointed India's team manager in 2007.
Shastri was appointed India's team manager in 2007.
He had a distinguished career as a TV commentator and presenter.
He had a distinguished career as a TV commentator and presenter.
Shastri was appointed the Team Director when Duncan Fletcher was India's coach.
Shastri was appointed the Team Director when Duncan Fletcher was India's coach.
He continue as Team director after Duncan Fletcher's tenure came to an end.
He continue as Team director after Duncan Fletcher's tenure came to an end.
Ravi Shastri playing a round of golf with MS Dhoni
Ravi Shastri playing a round of golf with MS Dhoni
Shastri with the Audi that he won in 1985
Shastri with the Audi that he won in 1985
Shastri is known to be close with India's current skipper Virat Kohii.
Shastri is known to be close with India's current skipper Virat Kohii.
Shastri playing a shot square off the wicket against England at Delhi in 1981.
In 1987, he played for the MCC team against World XI at Lord's.
He was also a part of the Glamorgan county team in the 1988 season.
In 1990, he made a century at Lord's
Shastri was appointed India's team manager in 2007.
He had a distinguished career as a TV commentator and presenter.
Shastri was appointed the Team Director when Duncan Fletcher was India's coach.
He continue as Team director after Duncan Fletcher's tenure came to an end.
Ravi Shastri playing a round of golf with MS Dhoni
Shastri with the Audi that he won in 1985
Shastri is known to be close with India's current skipper Virat Kohii.

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Ravi Shastri Through The Ages

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Ravi Shastri has been a part of Indian cricket for a long time now. He made his debut in 1981 and was a batting all-rounder who bowled left arm orthodox spin. He had a tall lean frame and had the ability to hit big shots whenever required. He is one of the few players to have hit six sixes in an over in first-class cricket. 

The highlight of his career was when he was named the man of the tournament in the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985. India went through the tournament without losing a single match and Shastri was awarded an Audi 100. The car would have entailed a big customs duty but Prime Minster Rajiv Gandhi gave a special order to waive it off. 

Even after he retired from cricket, Shastri was always involved. He had long stints as TV commentator and presenter and even though he became known for talking in cliches, he made sure all cricket would remember him as he was on air during some of Indian cricket's most memorable events, including the 2007 World T20 final, 2011 ICC World Cup final, and when Sachin Tendulkar completed ODI cricket's first double century. 

Here's his life story told in pictures. 

 

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