Former Indian opener and current coach Ravi Shastri is celebrating his 57th birthday today ie 27th May 2019. Do you know that Ravi Shastri, who played 150 ODIs and 80 Test matches for Team India, is the biggest witness of all the historical moments of the Indian team. Whether it is the World Cup 2011, Sachin Tendulkar’s double century or one-day century, or the 2007 T20 World Cup.
Actually, many such occasions have come to fate of Team India when Ravi Shastri was on the air. Yes, we are talking about Ravi Shastri’s commentary. Ravi Shastri is widely liked as an English commentator. It is said that Ravi Shastri, born on May 27, 1962, in Mumbai, speaks so simple and clean English, which is understandable to understand a little English. That is why for almost two decades, Ravi Shastri has commentary on the TV. Today, we are sharing some such occasions with you on their birthday, which you may remember.
The year 1996, Venkatesh Prasad Vs. Aamer Sohail
In 1996, India faced Pakistan in the World Cup qualifiers in Pakistan. In this match, India captain Mohammad Azharuddin won the toss and chose the bat first and set Pakistan a target of 288 runs. Pakistan was heading towards this goal and Captain Aamer Sohail was on the crease. In the meantime, Aamer Sohail put the boundary in Venkatesh Prasad’s over. After that, he said something to Venkatesh. But, on the next ball, Venkatesh Prasad bowled Amrey Sohail. During this, Ravi Shastri, on the air, said on the TV – “Well that’s the answer, that’s the best answer you can ask the batsman.” Venkatesh bowled Sohail ”
Yuvraj Singh 6 Sixes In The 2007 World Cup
After discussions with the players against England, Ravi Shastri was commenting on Yuvraj Singh when he made history by hitting 6 sixes in an over of Stuart Broad. Then Ravi Shastri had said – “Six Sixes in an Over, Yuvraj Singh’s finish off things in style”
T20 World Cup 2007 Final
Ravi Shastri was doing TV commentary in the T20 World Cup 2007 final between India and Pakistan. When Pakistan’s batsman Misbah-ul-Haq tried to hit Joginder Sharma’s ball behind the wicket then Ravi Shastri said “It’s in the air … Sreesanth takes it … India Win”
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Sachin Tendulkar’s Double Century
Sachin Tendulkar scored a double century in ODIs against South Africa This was the first time in the history of international one day that when a player scored 200 runs in an innings. This historic moment was also Ravi Shastri, then Shastri had said – “The first man on the Planet to reach 200 and Its Superman from India”
World Cup Final of the Year 2011
Ravi Shastri was the biggest witness in the 2011 World Cup final match between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Ravi Shastri had said after the sixes imposed on the ball of Nuwan Kulasekara of Dhoni by the commentary box, “Dhoniii !! Finishes Things off in Style.” After 28 Years India creates History to Win the World Cup Title ”
This video belongs to MS Dhoni’s biopic but the voice of Ravi Shastri is real.