Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri is a former Indian cricketer and former Director for the Indian cricket team. He represented the Indian national team in both Test and One-Day matches between 1981 and 1992
Born: 27 May 1962 (age 55), Mumbai
Height: 1.92 m
Spouse: Ritu Singh (m. 1990)
Children: Aleka Shastri
Parents: Lakshmi Shastri, M. Jayadratha Shastri
Awards: Arjuna Award for Cricket, ITA Award for Best Anchor Commentator – Sports
Ravi Shastri has emerged as the front-runner for the post of head coach of the Indian cricket team following the resignation of Anil Kumble after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Ravi Shastri has formally connected for the post of India cricket group’s central mentor. The previous India group executive affirmed to Hindustan Times that he has sent in his application to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has settled July 9 as the due date.
The new mentor will be picked by the three-man Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman on July 10, instantly after India’s visit toward the West Indies. The new mentor will assume responsibility of the Indian group for the arrangement against Sri Lanka.
There are some other prominent names in the shred, including Virender Sehwag and Australian Tom Moody, however Shastri is the leader for the employment. Previous West Indies batsman and mentor Phil Simmons has likewise joined the race for the India mentor’s occupation, as per reports. Simmons has trained Zimbabwe, Ireland and West Indies. His latest task was his home side, yet dropped out with the Windies board over his basic remarks, prompting his exit.
The previous India all-rounder well in his initially stretch with the Indian group of around a year and half from 2014 to 2016 when he built up a decent compatibility with skipper Virat Kohli. He is additionally known to have the sponsorship of the BCCI authorities.