Former India head coach and the world-cup winner – Ravi Shastri turned 60 on Friday. The whole cricketing fraternity, including some top players and biggest of the names in the Indian cricket, wished the lively personality on his birthday. The former all-rounder is known for his fierce and carefree attitude and he is one of the biggest characters in the game has ever seen.
In his celebrated career, the former India skipper won the ICC World Cup in 1983 alongside the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985. Ravi Shastri represented India across 80 Tests and 150 ODI games, where the all-rounder has amassed 6938 runs and scalped 280 wickets in international cricket. He also became the first-ever cricketer to smash six maximums in a first-class game when he hit Tilak Raj for six sixes in an over during a Ranji Trophy match between Bombay and Baroda in 1985.
After retirement, Ravi Shastri has established himself as one of the most-heard voices in the game. He also coach the Indian cricket team for several years and turned them into a lethal force in red-ball cricket in overseas conditions.
Ravi Shastri has carved his own niche in the commentary
Known as one of the boldest gentlemen, Shastri is revered for his passionate commentary during the cricket matches. He enjoys a huge fanbase for his commentary style and quirky catchphrases. Who could forget his iconic line “Dhoni finishes it off in style” on India’s 2011 World Cup triumph? A term like ‘Tracer Bullet’ is synonymous with the former India all-rounder.
The former India coach is a staunch supporter of the philosophy of ‘Work Hard and Party Harder.’ The man keeps no filters to apply the philosophy in real-life and now the fans alongside the cricket fraternity have wished the best for Ravi Shastri on his 60th birthday, coincidently falling on a Friday.
Check out the best Tweets here:
Happy birthday to a teammate and a friend who lives & breathes cricket and was always there to discuss cricket with me!
Hope you're celebrating the day just like the doctor ordered, Ravi! 😉 pic.twitter.com/hi3kU9XbEI
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 27, 2022
Happy birthday senior! Have a blessed year ahead! 🎂 @RaviShastriOfc
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 27, 2022
Wish you a very Happy Birthday @RaviShastriOfc sir 🎂Stay Blessed
— Navdeep Saini (@navdeepsaini96) May 27, 2022
Happy Birthday Ravi Bhai @RaviShastriOfc . Wishing you good health & happiness always 🙌
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 27, 2022
Pick any iconic moment in Indian cricket in last few decades and you'll find @RaviShastriOfc there. On the field, in the comm box or in the dressing room. Happy Birthday to Indian cricket's man for all seasons. pic.twitter.com/w1ZYoUtJas
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 27, 2022
A very happy birthday @RaviShastriOfc bhai! Wishing you a year of good health, happiness and success.
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) May 27, 2022
Wish you a very happy birthday @RaviShastriOfc bhai. Keep rocking the way you do 🕺
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 27, 2022
Birthday wishes are optional when you celebrate life daily. 🎂
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 27, 2022
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) May 27, 2022
Happy Birthday to the boss of ICT @RaviShastriOfc
Team India have done wonders under your mentorship!
Ravi Sir, enjoy your birthday without any stress this year!
— Nilesh G (@oye_nilesh) May 27, 2022
It’s a Friday and it’s @RaviShastriOfc birthday.
— Yashaswee Raman (@beingyrk13) May 27, 2022