Ravi Shastri is currently the Head Coach of the Indian Men’s Cricket Team.© Instagram
India’s head coach Ravi Shastri took to Twitter on Sunday to share a throwback photo on the anniversary of his test debut for the country. Ravi Shastri had played his first match for India in the third Test against New Zealand in Wellington in 1981. “That day, 40 years ago … in Wellington, I made my Test debut Shastri wrote with the photo. “It’s great to always be part of the big game and to be involved with the national team,” he added.
On this day, 40 years ago … in Wellington, I made my Test debut. It’s great to always be part of the big game and to be involved with the national team pic.twitter.com/qVoExInyG3
– Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) February 21, 2021
While the all-rounder didn’t have a good game with the bat, he took three wickets each inning even as the hosts won by 62 points.
He made his first run of five wickets in New Zealand’s first round in Auckland test three and won two more scalps in New Zealand’s second try to help India win a draw .
He was named co-player of the match with John Wright.
Shastri ended his career with 80 tests and 150 ODIs to his credit.
In the longest format, he scored 3,830 points with an average of 35.79 and also won 151 wickets.
In ODI, Shastri 3108 is operating and has taken 129 wickets.
His last appearance for India as a player was in a test match against South Africa in Port Elizabeth in 1992.
He is currently the head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team and helped them reach the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup.
India are currently involved in a four-game test series against England, with a place in the inaugural World Testing Championship final on the line.
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