Team India head coach and former all-rounder Ravi Shastri celebrates his 59th birthday today. Wishes poured in on social media for dynamic character that Shastri is. Despite being heavily trolled, he has kept going about his business taking Indian cricket forward.
Widely regarded as one of the most flamboyant cricketers in Indian history, Ravi Shastri is a force to reckon with on and off the field. He notched up 6,938 runs during his playing career, while also picking up 280 wickets across Tests and ODIs. A man for the big occasion, Ravi Shastri was also part of the 1983 World Cup winning team.
After hanging up his boots, Ravi Shastri made a name for himself in cricket broadcasting, with his iconic commentary enthralling fans all over the world. His iconic words in the 2011 final against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium will forever remain etched in memories of cricket lovers.
He has since taken up the position of head coach for Team India, with the team charting greater heights under his tutelage. However, he will have his eyes set on an ICC title as head coach.
Twitter was full of Ravi Shashti’s birthday wishes, with many reminiscing about his great knocks and sharing his outstanding record for Team India. As always, the memes and jokes weren’t far away, with some fans using come comical ways to wish the Indian legend.
Here are some of the best tweets on Ravi Shastri:
— DK (@DineshKarthik) May 27, 2021
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Ravi Bhai!!
Best wishes to you on this day, praying for your good health, wealth & happiness!!
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) May 27, 2021
Happy Birthday, Ravi Bhai. May you keep uplifting our spirits both on and off the field. Wish you the best of years ahead. pic.twitter.com/9IfUUuWL3s
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) May 27, 2021
— Peter Lalor (@plalor) May 27, 2021
— Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) May 27, 2021
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) May 27, 2021
— BeardedMemer (@BeardedMemer) May 27, 2021
— Markand kevadiya🇮🇳 (@Markand_231) May 27, 2021
— Mitali Yadav (@Mitaliciouss) May 27, 2021