Ravi Shastri Birthday: The cricketer who shot to fame after becoming the “Champion of Champions” when helping Team India in the Benson & Hedges World Series in 1985, Ravi Shastri is celebrating his 59th birthday today. The fans and cricketers have flocked the internet to wish the former cricketer on his birthday.
Born on May 27, 1962, in Mumbai, Shastri is a larger than life personality who has lived, and continuous to do so, a glamorous life, on and off the pitch.
The current head coach of Team India is loved and respected by all for his unassuming take on the sport. Here are some facts about Ravi Shastri:
Ravi Shastri became a household name after his exploits in Benson & Hedges World Series. Whatever he did use to become a piece of front-page news in the sports magazines. His colourful life and carefree approach made him one of the most desirable bachelors in India.
But after hopping from many torrid flings to nonchalant love affairs, Shastri finally tied the knot with Ritu Singh on March 18, 1990. Not much is known about how and when Shastri met Ritu, but there were rumours back then that Ravi Shastri’s father Dr. M. Jayadratha Shastri, forced his son into marrying Ritu Singh.
Ritu Singh hails from an army background. Her father was an army colonel. While she herself is a doctor and an accomplished dance. However, she kept a low profile after marriage.
After 18 years of marriage, Shastri and Ritu became proud parents in 2008. The couple has a daughter named Aleka.
Trouble In Paradise: But sadly, the marriage didn’t last as Shastri filed for divorce in 2012 citing irreconcilable differences.
Ravi Shastri’s wife Ritu Singh is a doctor by profession and is a trained classical dancer as well. Soon after filing for divorce, Ravi Shastri reportedly vacated his home in Worli and moved to Churchgate. Shastri didn’t marry and remains single these days.
Back in 2018, rumours were rife that Ravi Shastri was dating Bollywood actress Nimrat Kaur. However, the Airlift actress took to Twitter to rubbished the rumours.
“Fact: I may need a root canal. Fiction: Everything else I read about me today. More facts: Fiction can be more hurtful, Monday blues exist and I love ice cream. Here’s to trash free happy days ahead.”
Ravi Shastri’s main source of income is the massive salary he earns from serving as the coach of the Indian cricket team. Shastri is the world’s highest-paid cricket coach as he pockets somewhere between INR 9.5 crores to 10 crores from BCCI.
While Ravi Shastri’s overall net worth is reportedly around $9 Million. The 59-year-old boasts an envious car collection and a lavish villa in Mumbai.