Birth Name : Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri
Date of birth : 27/05/1962
Place of birth : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Category : Cricket
Ravi Shastri is former Indian cricketer and acting Director for the Indian cricket team since August 2014. He was born on May 27, 1962 at Bombay, Maharashtra, India. His father is M. Jayadratha Shastri is a docter and mther Prof. Laksmi Shashtri. Shastri studied at Don Bosco High School, Matunga. Ravi Shastri married Ritu Singh, the pair having one daughter Aleka Shastri.
Ravi was selected to represent Bombay in the Ranji trophy. At 17 years and 292 days, he was then the youngest cricketer to play for Bombay. Ravi first over in Test cricket was a maiden to the New Zealand captain Geoff Howarth. In the second innings, he took 3 wickets in four balls, all to catches by Dilip Vengsarkar.
Ravi made another hundred against the West Indies in Antigua. Indian Cricket was impressed enough to suggest that, given time, he could become one of the best batsmen in the Indian team. In the 1992 World Cup he used it to good effect when he made 57 against England in Perth, but that was one of only two matches in which he appeared in that competition.