Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former India all-rounder Ravi Shastri has been part of the Indian team in 187 International matches and has mentored the side for a considerable length of time as their head coach somewhere in the range between 2017 and 2021. As a cricketer, he has been important for a portion of the significant series and watched a couple of numerous as their mentor from the pavilion.

Strikingly, the feature of his profession as a player was the 1985 World Championship and the 1986 England Test series, and as a mentor, it has without a doubt been the twin Test series wins in Australia. Yet, which of the four has been the nearest to his heart?

1985 World Championship and 2020/21 Australia Test Series Closest To My Heart: Ravi Shastri

When gotten some information about the equivalent on ESPNCricinfo, on the series nearest to his heart among the 1985 World Championship, 1986 England visit, and the 2020/21 Australia Test series, Shastri picked the previous and the last option.

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Ravi Shastri 1985 World Championship (Image Credits: Twitter)

Subsequent to driving Group A, India beat New Zealand in the semis prior to defeating main opponents Pakistan in the last at the Melbourne cricket ground to bring home the World Championship in the wake of finishing an unbeaten run. Shastri was named the Player of the series for his all-rounder performance, which stayed the principal feature of his playing career.

“1985 because we won the World Championship, beating Pakistan and we showed the world 1983 wasn’t a fluke,” he said.

In the 2020/21 Border-Gavaskar series in Australia, India had lost the majority of their regulars to injuries while then commander Virat Kohli was on paternity leave. The guests had to handle their second-string side with Ajinkya Rahane driving the group.

One Of The Greatest Series Of All Time: Ravi Shastri On India-Australia 2020/21 Series

What’s more, from the abhorrences of 36 all-out in Adelaide, India paralyzed the hosts in Melbourne and prearranged the inconceivable at Gabba to hold the elusive prize. India turned into the only side to beat Australia two times in Australia in a Test series.

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India Series win in Australia 2020/21 (Image Credits: BCCI)

“ 2021 because no one has done it twice. We alone took 71 years to beat them, the first Asian team to beat Australia in Australia. And to do it again was unreal it probably was one of the greatest series of all time,” Shastri said.

The 59-year-old Ravi Shastri has made a name for himself behind the mike after his career as an India player, and fans will once again get to hear the former all-rounder’s booming voice in the commentary box during IPL 2022.

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