Ravi Shastri Player Profile And His Achievements Over The Years

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Recently, Ravi Shastri has become the top of the talk in the cricket world due to his excellent cricket knowledge and expertise. However, Ravi has a lot more to offer than being a coach. He was once an Indian all-rounder and was among the heroes of the World Cup 1983. During his time as a cricket player, he was greatly trusted by the skippers with both the bat and the ball. To know much about this exceptional cricketer, read on. 

Basic information about Ravi Shastri

  • Full Name: Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri
  • Born: May 27, 1962
  • Place of birth: Bombay
  • Nationality: India
  • Batting style: Right-handed 
  • Bowling style: Slow left-arm 
  • Teams: India, Glamorgan, Mumbai 

Ravi Shastri has rendered his service to Indian cricket in many ways. Throughout his cricket years, he made impressive records. Here are his batting and bowling stats in the various tournaments. 

Batting stats

Tests 

In 80 matches that Ravi has played in Tests, he has batted in 121 innings, having 14 Not Outs and scored 3830 runs. His highest score is 206, an average of 35.79, and a strike rate of 48.22. 

ODIs

Ravi has played 150 matches in the ODI format, where he has batted in 128 innings and made a record of 21 Not Outs. He has a record of 3108 runs, with the highest score being 109 and an average of 29.05. Ravi has faced 5089 balls and has a strike rate of 61.07. 

Bowling stats

Tests

Ravi has bowled 15751 balls in 125 innings in Tests. He has conceded 6185 runs, taken 151 wickets, and his best bowling in an innings is 5/75. Ravi’s economy rate is 2.36, and he has an average of 40.96, and a strike rate of 104.31. 

ODI

In 136 innings, he has bowled 6613 balls. Ravi has a record of conceding 4650 runs and taking 129 wickets. His best bowling in innings is 5/15, and he has an economy rate of 4.22. Ravi’s average is 36.05 and he has a strike rate of 51.26. 

Career

Ravi was selected to participate in the Ranji Trophy for the Bombay team when he was only 17 years old. Thus, he became the youngest cricketer to play for Bombay. From here, he has made his debut in various tournaments. 

Test debut

His Test debut was on February 21-25, 1981, playing against New Zealand at Wellington. He played his last Test match on December 26-29, 1992, against South Africa at Port Elizabeth. 

ODI debut

For the ODI, he made his debut on November 25, 1981, against England in Ahmedabad. Ravi played his last ODI match on December 17, 1992, against South Africa at Durban. 

Awards and achievements

  • He won the Man of the Series prize during the Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket in Australia. He was rewarded with an Audi Car for being the ‘Champion of Champions’. Ravi Shastri scored 182 runs and took 8 wickets in this tournament.
  • He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1984 due to his excellent contribution to Indian cricket. 
  • He fit his six sixes in an over to a bowler during a Ranji Trophy match in 1985. 

With a net worth of $8 million, Ravi Shastri has made a name for himself not just as a cricketer but as a coach of the Indian cricket team.

Reference 

  1. https://www.cricbuzz.com/profiles/3849/ravi-shastri
  2. https://www.sportzcraazy.com/ravi-shastri-biography/
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