Shobhaa De shares a meme on Ravi Shastri, India head coach responds

Updated on Feb 27, 2021 07:51 PM IST

India head coach Ravi Shastri responded to a meme on him that was shared by columnist Shobhaa De.

India head coach Ravi Shastri looks on. (Getty Images)
India head coach Ravi Shastri looks on. (Getty Images)
By, New Delhi

Jokes and memes featuring Ravi Shastri are nothing new. A lot that the India head coach does or say is often used as a meme fodder. When India famously defeated Australia in the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy to register their maiden Test series win Down Under, Shastri created ripples by saying that the 'Test series win in Australia is bigger than 1983 World Cup victory’. While the statement created a bit of controversy, it triggered a plethora of memes.

Similarly, when India beat South Africa in 2019 in a Test series with the pitch being at the center of attention, Shastri said: "Bhaad me gaya pitch (to hell with the pitches).” This again led to social media aficionados having some fun at Shastri's expense. All this while, never once did the India head said respond to any of the memes that circulated.

However, Shastri did not remain quiet when renowned columnist Shobhaa De shared a meme on him. Following India’s 10-wicket win over England in the third Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, which finished inside two days, De, an author, shared the following meme of social media.

The India head coach was quick to respond to the tweet, calling it a banter and tweeting: "Love the banter! Feels good to bring some smiles in these tough times Raising hands."

Last week, Shastri had shared a throwback photo from his debut Test series for India. It was on February 21 that Shastri first represented India, in a Test match against New Zealand at Wellington in 1981. Last Sunday, marked the 40th anniversary of Shastri’s India debut and the head coach posted a special tweet which said: "On this day 40 years ago...in Wellington I made my Test debut. It’s great to be still part of the great game and be involved with the national team."

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