Only few are brave: Kohli wishes Shastri on his birthday
Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to social media to extend birthday wishes to head coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday.
Well Wishes have been pouring in for Ravi Shastri who turned 58 on Wednesday this week. Ravi Shastri, unlike the last few years, has been spending his special day at his home in Alibaug. Currently he is away from competitive cricket which remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic across the country.
“Many seem confident but only few are brave. Happy birthday Ravi bhai. God Bless #throwback,” Virat Kohli wrote on Twitter.
Earlier in the day, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to post a photo tribute to wish Ravi Shastri. “Here’s wishing #TeamIndia Head Coach @RaviShastriOfc a very happy birthday,” BCCI wrote.
Shastri is helping the Virat Kohli-led Indian side achieve new milestones in international cricket. Although, he has also done incredibly well for the Indian team as a player, both with the bat and the ball for now as a coach. Ravi Shastri represented the India national cricket team as a player between 1981 and 1992 in both Tests and ODI format.
Though, he started his career as a left arm spin bowler, only to transform into a batting all-rounder at the middle. His career spanning over 12 years, he has scored 3,830 runs in Test matches and claimed 151 wickets to be on Indian side.
Although, His major achievement as a player came when he helped Team India clinch Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket in 1985 version. Shastri finished with fifties in the last three matches of the tournament and forged a deadly partnership with Sivaramakrishnan as Both claimed 18 wickets between them in five matches equally.
Besides, He holds many interesting records as a player. He is the First Indian batsmen to score six consecutive sixes in an over in first class cricket. Moreover, he is youngest Ranji player for Mumbai in 1981.