Ravi Shastri

  • Ravi Shastri hails ICC for choosing Srinivasan as chairman July 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India skipper Ravi Shastri has hailed International Cricket Council (ICC) for choosing the beleaguered BCCI supremo N Srinivasan as its first chairman. "If you want my answer, It's a very good choice," the cricketer turned commentator said on Srinivasan being appointed ICC chairman despite the Supreme Court stripping off...
  • Ravi Shastri feels MS Dhoni should bat at No.6 July 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Former captain Ravi Shastri says it's time that Mahendra Singh Dhoni promotes himself to number six in batting order to put pressure on underfire England captain Alastair Cook. "There were a lot of senior players in the side when he took over and he did magnificently managing egos. He performed...
  • Get stuck into Cook: Shastri tells India July 2, 2014

    "If you have the leader under pressure, always go for him, You need to get stuck in." Ravi Shastri has minced no words in his advice to the Indian team in England, set to play their first five-Test series since 1959. England captain Alastair Cook hasn't scored a hundred in last...
  • On-field rivalry with Australia toughens India players: Ravi Shastri June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India allrounder Ravi Shastri was of the opinion that tough battles against Australia in the early stages of an Indian cricketer's career have made them tough for stern tests ahead. The cricketer-turned-commentator also placed the intense on-field rivalry between India and Australia just a rung below the India-Pakistan duel. He...
  • 2015 World Cup will be a very open tournament: Ravi Shastri June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India cricketer-turned commentator Ravi Shastri feels the 2015 World Cup, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will be a very open tournament because of the surfeit of limited-overs cricket, including T20 events like IPL. "I think this is a very open World Cup. Australia have bounced...
  • Need to practice for two months before the MCC game: Sachin Tendulkar April 30, 2014

    He has always been an epitome of commitment but even after his retirement, Sachin Tendulkar can't imagine taking an exhibition cricket match lightly. Come July 5, as Tendulkar will lead the MCC side against Shane Warne's Rest of the World side in the Lord's bicentenary game but the 41-year-old is already...
  • SC to hear on BCCI's proposed probe panel today April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After the BCCI proposed a fresh three-member probe panel on April 20, questions have been already raised regarding the credibility of its members. The Supreme Court had asked the BCCI to come back with a new probe panel and suggestions regarding how they will go about the IPL fixing...
  • IPL Scandal: Probe-panel member Justice Patel related to interim BCCI president Yadav April 21, 2014

    In another major development in the IPL scandal and a day before an important Supreme Court hearing, member of the probe panel proposed by the BCCI, former Calcutta High Court Chief Justice JN Patel confirmed to CNN-IBN on Monday that he is the brother-in-law of interim BCCI president Shivlal Yadav. "I...
  • Sanjay Patel walked out of BCCI meet after altercation with Shashank Manohar April 21, 2014

    Kolkata: There was a lot of drama at the BCCI's emergent working committee meeting at the Mumbai headquarters on Sunday as an altercation between secretary Sanjay Patel and former president Shashank Manohar led to the former walking out of the meeting. The Baroda man was however persuaded by some of the...
  • Lalit Modi demands CBI inquiry into IPL scandal April 20, 2014

    Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Sunday opposed the three-member committee suggested by the BCCI to the Supreme Court to probe the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal and demanded an inquiry by the CBI. "There should be no compromise on new panel. Current proposed panel has Srini cronies on it. Supreme...
  • Aditya Verma opposes BCCI's probe panel, Shastri's inclusion April 21, 2014

    The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma, who has dragged BCCI to the Supreme Court over the IPL spot-fixing scandal, on Sunday opposed the three-member committee suggested by the board to the SC to probe into the case. Verma demanded a probe by either the Central Bureau of Investigation...
  • BCCI forms new IPL probe panel, to propose it to SC April 20, 2014

    The BCCI on Sunday came up with a three-member panel to investigate the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal. The decision was taken at the emergency Working Committee meeting held at the board's headquarters in Mumbai this afternoon. Former CBI director RK Raghavan, former Calcutta High Court chief justice JN Patel and...
  • Sachin in Parliament because of Sonia Gandhi, says Rajeev Shukla November 12, 2013

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi had recommended Sachin Tendulkar's name for nomination to Rajya Sabha, according to BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla, who also hinted that the government may consider conferring the prestigious 'Bharat Ratna' on the iconic cricketer after his retirement. Tendulkar became India's first active sportsperson to become a member of...
  • Chappell hits out at BCCI for muzzling commentators over DRS October 10, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has slammed Indian Cricket Board for "muzzling" commentators over the controversial DRS and said he won't be working under the terms of BCCI during the seven-match ODI series between India and Australia starting Sunday. The Indian Cricket Board has laid down three topics and one...
  • For Ravi Shastri, Srinivasan is genuine and politicians in sports fine September 7, 2013

    Ravi Shastri was noisy as usual in front of the mic on Friday, but this time there was a hollow about the phony thunder he always tries to create. Still he has managed to create a buzz, with his callous comments. At the Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture in Mumbai on Friday,...
  • Srinivasan is a good administrator: Ravi Shastri September 7, 2013

    The former India player said Srinivasan is a genuine cricket lover who has already contributed immensely to the BCCI. ...
  • Shastri expects Tendulkar to play Lord's Test next year September 7, 2013

    Mumbai: There might be intense speculation over Sachin Tendulkar's imminent retirement, but his one-time India team-mate Ravi Shastri feels the champion batsman is not quitting any time soon and is hopeful that he would play at Lord's ground next year when the national team visits England. "He [Tendulkar] will not quit...
  • Gavaskar is the best opener I have seen: Shastri July 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Former India allrounder Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said that ex-captain Sunil Gavaskar remains the best opener he has seen in world cricket. Shastri paid the 'little master' glorious tributes on Wednesday after Gavaskar was inducted into the Legends Club as the fourth member on his 64th birthday. "Over the last forty...
  • We don't pick commentators, clarifies ICC July 6, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday made it clear that it had nothing to do with the absence of former Indian captain Ravi Shastri from the panel of commentators for last month's ICC Champions Trophy in England. An Indian newspaper on Saturday reported that Shastri was not included in...
  • 1983 WC win gave new dimension to Indian cricket: Kapil Dev June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Kapil Dev relived some of the moments of the 1983 World Cup triumph as India on Tuesday celebrated 30 years of their most famous win. Kapil, who led India to the win, along with his team-mates Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, the youngest man in the team, walked down...
  • BCCI president N Srinivasan booed by Eden Gardens crowd May 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Under fire BCCI president N Srinivasan on Sunday night was booed by a capacity Eden Gardens crowd as his name was announced during the post-match presentation ceremony. The moment Ravi Shastri announced the name of the controversial BCCI president, there was a loud jeer from the 61,000 odd crowd...
  • IPL scandal: Why are the commentators silent? May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite the cesspool of a scam, the routine on the grounds of IPL 6 match venues hasn't changed in the least. The presenters have been just as bombastic, the cheergirls have been performing with just as much gusto, the song and dance routine remains just as much cheerful. However,...
  • Sachin Tendulkar will be really hungry, says Ravi Shastri February 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Former India skipper Ravi Shastri is backing senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar to come good in the upcoming four-match Test series against Australia, starting in Chennai on February 22. "He'll be hungry, he'll be really hungry. If Australia allow him to score in the first two Test matches this will be...
  • Watch: Viral video of boy imitating cricketers, commentators December 4, 2012

    A video of a boy imitating popular cricket commentators Harsha Bhogle, Ravi Shastri, Ian Chappell, Tony Greig and Sachin Tendulkar has gone viral. From YouTube to Facebook to Twitter, it's just about everywhere. Posted by Arun Raghavan, the video Kolkata based boy Sabyasachi Tripathy has got more than 707,342 hits...
  • Give opportunity to young players: Shastri October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Former captain Ravi Shastri said the national selectors should have given opportunity to the youngsters, after India failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. "I would have given opportunity to young players. Ashok Dinda, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma. We have all forgotten...
  • Will 'Bradman-like' Sehwag make a comeback? September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: It's not very often you see Virender Sehwag on the bench. We are more accustumed to see him plant fear inside the bowler's mind, intimidate them, tonk them out of the park and even end some careers; Rana Naved Ul Hasan will tell you that. But Sehwag watched...
  • No emotions when it's India vs Pakistan September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: When it comes to India vs Pakistan, we are talking about a different beast. No sentiments, no emotions, just a burning desire to win at all costs. And that's exactly how Ravi Shastri sounded while speaking about his views on the eleven India should pick to take on...
  • India in Sri Lanka: A brief ODI history July 20, 2012

    Since 1985, India have played 21 bilateral - no tri-series or multi-team tournaments - one-day matches in Sri Lanka, winning nine and losing nine (three were no-results). Ahead of their ODI series against Sri Lanka starting July 21, we take a look back at previous bilateral series between the two...
  • BCCI gives cheques to 20 former cricketers May 27, 2012

    Chennai: The BCCI on Sunday distributed the remaining installment of its one-time benefit payments to the country's 20 former international and domestic players ahead of the IPL final between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here. Former India cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, S Venkataraghavan,...