Let’s talking sometime good about the Former Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team and his life beyond what has been shown in the Memes.

“Life is not so much what you accomplish as what you overcome”, said Ravi Shastri.  Under the guidance of Ravi Shastri,  the Indian team became  the one of the best teams in the history of game in the last five years.

Ravi Shastri Indian cricket coach with staff during the 1st ODI between India and South Africa held at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala on the 12th February 2020.
Photo by Arjun Singh / Sportzpics for BCCI

When you look at Ravi Shastri’s journey with team India as head coach , the first realisation is that there was more good than bad. In last 5 years under Ravi Shastri,  India won 24 out 42 test games (57% wins), win percentage of 67 in ODIs and 65% wins across all formats.

“It’s bantar all the way ,they do it ti have fun at my expense.  I will take a laugh yaar ,have a drink in my name. Kya Fark padta hai. Main nimbu pani piyunga aur I will have milk and honey you have a drink enjoy karo na at my expense”,  Ravi Shastri on memes made on him.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri was bold in his statements, never backed away from taking responsibilities

Ravi Shastri gave Indian bowlers a clear plan you know what they are going to do on the field. Youngsters like Mohammed Siraj did not have to work think on dream balls on their own, all they had to do just to follow the plans made by the Ravi Shastri. Even bowler like Jaspreet bumrah has benefited from Ravi Shastri is impact in the team. When the injuries troubled Bumrah then Ravi Shastri call him personally to motivate him during hard times. Once there was a match in Kolkata and Kuldeep Yadav was having a trouble in the back and was low in moral. Then Ravi Shastri saw him and said,

“Kuldeep,come here! Tu match jeetayega aaj. Pull the collar up and go to the field thinking how we are going to do it”. Eventually ,Kuldeep Yadav got the hattrick in that match. This kind of impact Ravi Shastri was having in the team.

India’s fast bowling quality and their fitness has grown in Ravi Shastri tenure as Head coach. Ravi Shastri had that confidence to go with the five bowlers. He had that courage to take hard decisions. You always wanted his prayers to be ruthless on the field but friendly off the field.

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Drinking means a funny sometimes but it does not fully reflect that even while he loves talking about cricket. The man who I was heated in his playing days and is source of means now a days will continue to get loaded on cricket. Record in the ICC tournaments will always be our regret for Ravi Shastri but he  will always be proud of the team he made. He taught team to fight in difficult situations and wins games in unsuitable conditions.

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India’s newly appointed cricket team coach Ravi Shastri speaks during a news conference in Mumbai on July 18, 2017.
Shastri, 55, is expected to look for a good working relationship with captain Virat Kohli after a bitter feud saw his predecessor’s tenure in charge of the world’s top Test side cut short. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

MS Dhoni was quitting ,a new captain was rising and other seniors in the team had to be handled, tough calls on who would be in the bowling line up had to be taken, rootlessness in the selection of the team was required and more importantly the team had to believe that winning overseas is a great ambition to have.

” there are a lot of players on this team of play all 3 formats of the game.  In the last 24 months they have been home for 25 days. I do not care who you are ,if your name is Bradman ,if you are in a bubble as well your average will come down because you are human”, Ravi Shastri on life in the bio bubble.

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” There is one thing missing, that is ICC tournaments.  They will get a chance and Rahul Dravid has come as a coach. I wish him all the luck. He is a great player,got yhe strature,he has done the yards as a coach ,to futher take this team over the next few years and raise the law”, Ravi Shastri on Rahul Dravid as a new head coach of the Indian team.

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Edited By : Devansh Awasthi


By Shivanshu Chauhan

A Professional Cricketer for past 4 Years for the teams of Lucknow and CISCE. He keeps an eye on all the Cricket insights which sometimes professional journos lack. He Keeps the wicket on the 22 Yards and takes care of the board meetings over here. No Official Statements go off from the website because of him. He keeps you updated by breaking News both in English and Hindi.