Articles about Ravi Shastri

An epitome of style; a wall at the top of the order; the glamour boy of Indian cricket in the 80s; a commentator whose voice was music to the ears...It’s difficult to describe what Ravi Shastri means to Indian cricket. He has handled various roles in his lengthy association with the game and has handled them with a finesse only he can conjure up. Shastri was regarded as a prodigy from an early age. As a result, he made his Ranji Trophy debut for Bombay at the age of 17. His international debut came a year later in a Test against New Zealand in 1981. In contrast to his flamboyance off the field, his batting was measured and conservative. Although his conservative style earned him many critics, it made him dangerous as well. When India won the 1985 World Championship of Cricket trophy in Australia, Shastri was adjudged Man of the Series. He retired from all forms of cricket in 1992, at the age of 30. His uncanny ability to understand the nuances of the game led to him being appointed as the head coach of the Indian men’s team in 2017.

18 Nov 2022

Hardik Pandya
Ravi Shastri backs Hardik Pandya as India's full-time T20I captain

Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has backed all-rounder Hardik Pandya to become India's full-time T20I captain.

Australia beat India in 1st T20I; former cricketers react

Australia beat India in the first of the three T20Is at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.

24 Aug 2022

Rahul Dravid
'COVID-19 is just flu,' Shastri talks about rescheduled England Test

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes the COVID-19 infection should just be "treated like flu".

ICC T20 World Cup: Decoding the importance of Hardik Pandya

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is in the form of his life.

25 Jul 2022

Indian Cricket Team
What cost Team India World Cup titles? Ravi Shastri answers

Ravi Shastri has etched his name as one of India's greatest coaches on the international circuit.

IPL 2022: Suresh Raina, Ravi Shastri to join commentary panel

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina is set to make his debut as a commentator in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

21 Feb 2022

Wriddhiman Saha
Ravi Shastri seeks action from BCCI after journalist threatens Saha

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday slammed a journalist for threatening experienced wicket-keeper batter, Wriddhiman Saha, over an exclusive interview.

28 Jan 2022

Shah confirms Ranji Trophy to be held in two phases

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah on Friday confirmed that Ranji Trophy will be held in 2022 amid the speculations that the country's top domestic tournament might get canceled again due to the rising cases of COVID-19.

04 Jan 2022

Virender Sehwag
Legends League Cricket: Sehwag, Yuvraj picked in India Maharajas team

Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, and Harbhajan Singh have been drafted into the India Maharajas team for the inaugural edition of Legends League Cricket.

27 Dec 2021

Virat Kohli
Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri supports split captaincy

Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri believes split captaincy is the right approach.

23 Dec 2021

Shahid Afridi
Legends Cricket League: Akhtar, Jayasuriya picked in Asia Lions squad

Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, and Sanath Jayasuriya have been drafted into the Asia Lions squad for the Legends Cricket League.

13 Nov 2021

Rohit Sharma
Will Virat Kohli leave ODI captaincy? Ravi Shastri answers

Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri believes Virat Kohli could give up captaincy in other formats as well to focus on his batting.

09 Nov 2021

Test Cricket
Stats which define Ravi Shastri's legacy as Team India coach

Ravi Shastri's tenure as the Indian cricket team's head coach has come to an end.

16 Oct 2021

Indian Cricket Team
Rahul Dravid to be Team India's head coach, claims report

Former Indian captain and legend Rahul Dravid is set to be appointed as the head coach, replacing Ravi Shastri, whose tenure ends post the ICC T20 World Cup next month.

06 Sep 2021

England vs India: Ravi Shastri tests positive for COVID-19

In a major development, Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has tested positive for COVID-19.

22 Aug 2021

Rahul Dravid
BCCI invites applications for NCA coaches; Dravid re-applies

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) won't renew the annual contracts of 11 coaches at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

11 Aug 2021

Indian Cricket Team
India coach Shastri might depart after T20 World Cup: Reports

Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri is looking to make an exit after the conclusion of the ICC T20 World Cup in November.

Rahul Dravid to coach Team India on Sri Lanka tour

The head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Rahul Dravid, will be the coach of Team India for the upcoming limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka.

02 Mar 2021

COVID-19 India
Ravi Shastri receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Ahmedabad

The Indian cricket team's head coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a city hospital in Ahmedabad.

19 Dec 2020

Adelaide Test, Australia register thumping win over India: Key learnings

Hosts Australia clinched an eight-wicket victory over India in the first Test (Day/Night) at the Adelaide Oval.

02 Dec 2020

Virat Kohli
Shastri should have updated Kohli about Rohit's injury: Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is disappointed with the miscommunication regarding Rohit Sharma's injury fiasco.

24 Nov 2020

Australia vs India: Rohit, Ishant ruled out of two Tests

Senior Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma have been ruled out of the first two Tests of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar series in Australia.

23 Nov 2020

Indian Cricket Team
Our 'Fab Five' pacers will dominate in Australia: Ravi Shastri

The head coach of Team India, Ravi Shastri, believes the Indian fast bowlers will once again rule the roost during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Down Under.

18 Nov 2020

India could rotate Bumrah, Shami for limited-overs series against Australia

Team India is likely to rotate pacers Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah for the limited-overs series against Australia.

Prithvi Shaw turns 21: A look at his splendid records

The dashing Indian opener, Prithvi Shaw, turned 21 on Monday.

Rohit, Ishant still in contention for Australian tour: Sourav Ganguly

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly opened up on the availability of marquee players Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma for Team India's impending tour Down Under.

'Rohit in danger of injuring himself again', says Ravi Shastri

Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has opened up on Rohit Sharma's medical report.

24 Oct 2020

Pujara, Vihari will travel to Dubai on October 25

Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari will fly to Dubai on October 25 ahead of the impending tour Down Under.

Veteran cricket commentator and journalist Kishore Bhimani passes away

Renowned journalist and veteran cricket commentator Kishore Bhimani died on Thursday in Kolkata.

IPL 2020: 'Best performance', Ravi Shastri highlights Sundar's economical spell

The head coach of Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri, lauded Washington Sundar for his exceptional performance against Mumbai Indians in the Monday night thriller.

Records broken by Ben Stokes in 2020 (Test cricket)

Ever since his debut, Ben Stokes has been an indispensable asset for England across the formats.

England vs West Indies, Day 2: List of key takeaways

England continued their assault on Day 2 of the ongoing second Test against West Indies at the Old Trafford.

06 May 2020

Virat Kohli
Batch of 1985 could trouble current Indian team: Ravi Shastri

Indian head coach Ravi Shastri believes the batch of 1985 could have given a run for the money to the incumbent Indian side.

28 Mar 2020

Virat Kohli
Forced break will help the players recoup, feels Shastri

Indian cricket head coach Ravi Shastri believes the forced break, owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, would have rekindle the energy levels of players.

Dhoni is still a prized possession if fit: Wasim Jaffer

Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer opined that India could continue with the services of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the upcoming T20 World Cup, given that he is still fit.

BCB keen on roping in Bangar as Test batting consultant

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) hopes to avail the services of Sanjay Bangar as the national team's batting consultant specifically for red-ball cricket.

Ishant Sharma might miss the second Test due to injury

Ishant Sharma is set to miss the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch after a recurrence of his right ankle injury.

Dhoni was always a bowler's captain, says Pragyan Ojha

Former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha heaped praise on MS Dhoni, terming him a "bowler's captain".

21 Feb 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: Happy to be remembered as Test cricketer, says Ojha

Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.

22 Jan 2020

Shastri backs India to do anything for World T20 win

India have been doing great across formats since their ICC World Cup 2019 ouster in the semis, as they eye success in the upcoming ICC World T20 this year.

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