Ravi Shastri to co-write a book on his career and life

Noted journalist Ayaz Memon to co-write the book with Shastri, to be published by HarperCollins India.

Best moment of Ravi Shastri's career- Man of tournament in 1985 World Series in Australia | Getty

Team India head coach, Ravi Shastri, is all set to come with up his first-ever book later this year where he will reminisce about the illustrious cricketers from across the globe who have helped shape his career in cricket and beyond.

Book publishers, Harpers Collins India, on Sunday announced the acquisition of Ravi Shastri's first book on his life in cricket to be published in summer 2021. 

The publication will feature the never-before-revealed anecdotes and insights of Ravi Shastri’s cricketing career. The book will be co-written by sports journalist Ayaz Memon and features illustrations by Shiva Rao.

The announcement of the publication was made exactly after the 36 years of the day when Indian legend, Ravi Shastri while playing for Bombay in the Ranji Trophy match against Baroda plundered six sixes in an over by Tilak Raj.

In this book, Ravi Shastri looks back on the extraordinary talent that he's encountered over the course of his career. Reflecting on the same Team India head coach, Ravi Shastri said that he is very pleased to share a glimpse of his exciting career. 

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“I've had the privilege to play against, watch as well as commentate, and now coach, some of the greatest cricketers to ever walk out on the pitch. I'm very pleased to be sharing my stories, a glimpse into my exciting life involved with cricket.” said Ravi Shastri.

According to the senior commissioning editor at HarperCollins India Sonal Nerurkar, "From Champion of Champions to one of the world's top cricket commentators to India's head coach, Ravi Shastri has an incomparable perspective when it comes to the game of cricket."

Diya Kar, Publisher at HarperCollins India, says Shastri's "deep love for the game, his intimate accounts of the cricketers he's played with, and his sharp observations, make this slice of life a treasure".

What did he want to tell MS Dhoni, but didn't, when he announced his decision to retire? How does he separate his special bond with Virat Kohli and his role as a coach? These are some of the questions Shastri will answer in the book.

Ravi Shastri made his debut over four decades ago and played against and partnered with legendary talents like Vivian Richards, Ian Botham, Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting, Muttiah Muralitharan, Imran Khan, and Sachin Tendulkar.

Ravi Shastri has amassed a total of 6,938 runs and picked 280 wickets in 80 Tests and 150 ODIs he played, making 15 centuries and 30 half-centuries, from 1981-1992.

(PTI Inputs) 


By Ankitjit Singh - 11 Jan, 2021

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