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Ravi Shastri Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 28, 2017

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Short Biography

Ravi Shastri was born on 27-05-1962 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player & Cricket Commentator.

Other Name: Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri
Other Professions: Cricket Commentator

Ravi Shastri Complete Bio & Career

Ravi Shastri was born in a family where education was given utmost importance as his father himself was a Doctor. He started playing cricket at his school and even captained his school team in the Giles Shield trophy. It was in the year 1977 that as a leader he led his school team to life the Giles Shield trophy for the first time ever. He was then coached by the famous coach BD Desai. 
After matriculation, he enrolled at the RA Podar College and during his second year of the junior college, he got a sweet surprise, when he got selected to play in the Ranji Trophy for Maharashtra. He was just 17 years old then. 
He was then selected in the India U-19 team. He finally got a national call-up at the age of 19 when England toured India in 1981. Since then till his retirement, his place was fixed on the side. He was also a part of the World Cup-winning team in 1983 and successfully led India in the World Series in Australia in 1985. Though throughout his career, he was criticised for his approach towards the game and was even labelled a selfish cricketer and that his place in the team is just because of Sunil Gavaskar. 
He was at his best against the Australia against whom he averages 77.75 and his Test highest score of 206 also came against the same opposition. He has batted from number 1 to number 10. He played his last international match for India when India toured South Africa in 1992. He was just 30 years of age then. 
Since retirement, he has turned commentator and has literally ruled the commentary box. Besides commentating, he has also served as the coach of India team for a brief period and has also been team’s director for 2 years. 

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1984 Cricket

Ravi Shastri Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Ravi Shastri was born to M. Jayadratha Shastri and Lakshmi Shastri. He is married to Ritu Singh since 1990 and together the couple has a daughter named Alekha. 

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 44
Biceps Size 16
Waist Size 36
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Bombay , Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Bombay , Maharashtra, India
School Don Bosco High School, Matunga, Mumbai, India
College Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics. Matunga, Mumbai, India
Qualification Studied Commerce at College Level
Hobbies Travelling, Reading, Playing Games
Marital Status Married
Debut Cricket - Test- 21 February 1981 vs New Zealand at Wellington
ODI- 25 November 1981 vs England at Ahmedabad
Salary N/A
Net Worth INR 8 Crore


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar , Virat Kohli
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Place Dubai
Favorite Food Kakori Kebab, Nawabi Fish Tikka

Ravi Shastri Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

61 years, 6months, 2 days old age Ravi Shastri will turn 62 on 27 May, 2024. Only 5 months, 27 days, 8 hours,57 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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