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.

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

04 Jan 2022

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.

Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri supports split captaincy

27 Dec 2021

Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri supports split captaincy

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

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

23 Dec 2021

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.

Will Virat Kohli leave ODI captaincy? Ravi Shastri answers

13 Nov 2021

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.

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

09 Nov 2021

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.

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

16 Oct 2021

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.

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

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.

BCCI invites applications for NCA coaches; Dravid re-applies

22 Aug 2021

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).

India coach Shastri might depart after T20 World Cup: Reports

11 Aug 2021

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

20 May 2021

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.

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

02 Mar 2021

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.

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

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.

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

02 Dec 2020

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.

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

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.

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

23 Nov 2020

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.

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

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

09 Nov 2020

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

03 Nov 2020

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

01 Nov 2020

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

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

Pujara, Vihari will travel to Dubai on October 25

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

15 Oct 2020

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

29 Sep 2020

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)

14 Aug 2020

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

18 Jul 2020

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.

Batch of 1985 could trouble current Indian team: Ravi Shastri

06 May 2020

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.

Forced break will help the players recoup, feels Shastri

28 Mar 2020

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

19 Mar 2020

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

18 Mar 2020

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

28 Feb 2020

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

26 Feb 2020

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".

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

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.

Shastri backs India to do anything for World T20 win

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.

Bapu Nadkarni passes away: His top moments, records and more

18 Jan 2020

Bapu Nadkarni passes away: His top moments, records and more

Former Indian cricketer Bapu Nadkarni passed away on Friday.

MS Dhoni resumes training with Jharkhand squad: Details here

17 Jan 2020

MS Dhoni resumes training with Jharkhand squad: Details here

In what might come as a huge relief and update for MS Dhoni fans, the former Indian skipper hit the nets on Thursday and has resumed training with the Jharkhand Ranji Trophy squad.

MS Dhoni might retire from ODIs soon: Ravi Shastri

09 Jan 2020

MS Dhoni might retire from ODIs soon: Ravi Shastri

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, who has not played for India since the conclusion of the ICC World Cup 2019 in July, has not given any date on his international return.

India vs Sri Lanka, T20Is: Players to watch out for

03 Jan 2020

India vs Sri Lanka, T20Is: Players to watch out for

India and Sri Lanka gear up for a three-match T20I series, starting Sunday.

Ravi Shastri calls Virat Kohli the perfect captain: Here's why

01 Jan 2020

Ravi Shastri calls Virat Kohli the perfect captain: Here's why

While former Indian captains Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni made Men in Blue a force to reckon with, current Indian skipper Virat Kohli has made them the team to beat.

Jasprit Bumrah trains with Team India in Vizag: Details here

17 Dec 2019

Jasprit Bumrah trains with Team India in Vizag: Details here

Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was seen training with the national team in Vizag on Tuesday.

Shastri hints at sending Pant back to domestic cricket

15 Dec 2019

Shastri hints at sending Pant back to domestic cricket

Rishabh Pant has continued to deceive in limited-overs cricket and the recently-concluded T20I series showed why.

Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman could return to CAC: Reports

30 Nov 2019

Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman could return to CAC: Reports

Cricketing legends Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman could be on their way back to helping the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).