Team India head coach celebrated his 59th birthday on Thursday, May 27. The former cricketer turned commentator has been coaching the national cricket team since 2017 and has taken them to new heights. His tenure has been defined by the two Test series victories against Australia. Moreover, Shastri has been the main icon behind the aggression of India’s fast-bowler, who have taken the world to a storm.
Fans, former and current cricketers wish Shastri a ‘Happy Birthday’
Twitter and Instagram was abuzz on Shastri’s 59th birthday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) led the wishes on Twitter by sharing some of his career highlights. India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane thanked Shastri for uplifting the spirits of the Indian Cricket Team both on and off the field.
1⃣9⃣8⃣3⃣ World Cup-winner 🏆
2⃣3⃣0⃣ intl. games 👌
6⃣9⃣3⃣8⃣ intl. runs & 2⃣8⃣0⃣ intl. wickets 👍
— BCCI (@BCCI) 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
India’s fast-bowler Ishant Sharma, who has played 100 Tests, also took to Twitter to wish Shastri for his good health and happiness. “Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Ravi Bhai!! Best wishes to you on this day, praying for your good health, wealth & happiness!! Have a good one! @RaviShastriOfc,” Ishant Sharma tweeted.
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
“The tracer bullet turns a year wiser today,” wrote wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik, referring to Shastri’s trademark words during commentary.
— DK (@DineshKarthik) May 27, 2021
Team India members wish Shastri on Instagram
Apart from Twitter, wishes also poured in on Instagram, where Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya and India’s fielding coach R Sridhar posted stories.
“Love the life you live, live the life you love!” wrote fielding coach Sridhar in his Instagram story. While Shreyas Iyer shared some training pics, in which Shastri was seen advising him, Dhawan wrote: “Wishing you the best birthday Ravi Bhai.”
Here are their stories:
Read Also –