Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri was born at Bombay (now Mumbai),Maharashtra, India. the former Indian opening batsman and captain made his debut in 21 February 1981 against New Zealand. He was the right hand batsman and left arm spinner. He started his career at 18 years of age and played approximately 12 years for India. He played his last test 26 December 1992 against South Africa. He played his first one day International match in 25 November 1981 against England. He also played domestic cricket for Bombai. In 150 ODI he scored 3108 runs with 4 hundred and 18 fifties. His top score is 109 runs. Besides this he picked up 129 wickets at the average of 36.04. In 80 test matches he scored 3830 runs at the average of 35.79 with 11 hundreds and 12 fifties. His top score was 206 runs and he picked up 151 wickets at the average of 40.96 in test match.