After the oval innings, Shastri posted his career-best performance of 217 in the Irani Trophy in the opening game of the Indian season and a best score of 88 on a very bad Wicket in the Chandigarh event against Sri Lanka. He wore his racket for 101 against the same opponents in a one-day match a week later, reaching the hundred with a two of the last ball. The following year, in South Africa`s first ODI series on his return to international cricket, he scored 109 points in Delhi, his fourth and final cent. A series of cancelled excursions meant that India at that time played only a few games at home. Shastri was not selected for most important matches at the 1983 World Cup. In the series against the West Indies later this year, he again distinguished himself by his audacious efforts in the fight against the dominant speed champions of West India. For his 182 races and 8 Wickets, Shastri was voted the man of the series, called the “champion of champions” in this tournament. For his efforts, he won an Audi 100. By the special order of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Indian customs waived the high tariffs that its imports would normally have resulted in.  It was the failure of regular openers Pranab Roy and Ghulam Parkar that led to Shastri`s opening in the oval against England in 1982. He distinguished himself by 66 runs in this match.
An injury to his hand strap ruled him out of four tests to be played in Pakistan. Forced to reopen in the last test in Karachi, against the fast bowling of Imran Khan (then at the peak of his career), he scored his first Test hundred. Later he made another hundred against the West Indies in Antigua. Indian Cricket was so impressed that over time he could become one of the best Batsmen on the Indian team.  India visited West India in early 1989. Even though shastri was a failure overall, he played the best innings on both sides of the series. It happened in Bridgetown on the second test. India trailed in the first sets at 56 and lost the second six to 63. Shastri, ranked 3rd, was last for a brave 107 out of 251. In retrospect at the end of his career, he should consider this his best innings.  The bowlers were Malcolm Marshall, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh and Ian Bishop and the field, difficult.
Shastri was appointed head coach in 2017 to replace Anil Kumble, and during his tenure, India won a first set of tries in Australia earlier this year and is world number one in this format. The BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee, made up of India`s Grand Kapil Dev, former Indian coach Anshuman Gaekwad and former women`s captain Shanta Rangaswamy, conducted interviews for the position on Friday and unanimously agreed to believe shastri until the 2021 World Cup in India. Will Ravi Shastri have a say in the selection of support staff? The three ACC members – former Indian captain Kapil Dev, former Indian coach Anshuman Gaekwad and former Indian captain Shanta Rangaswamy – have “unanimously” agreed to retain Shastri`s services, Kapil announced, along with Mike Hesson, former New Zealand coach and Kings XI Punjab, and Tom Moody, former Sri Lanka and Sunrisers “Indian women`s coach WV Raman and the national teams have given 30 names and there will be 12 foreign players in it. So there will be three teams of 14 players each, and they will play once against each other, then the final,” said the official. The ACC brought in Ravi Shastri as head coach of the Indian cricket team. pic.twitter.com/vLqgkyj7I2 In the third test in Calcutta, Shastri made 111 in 357 balls and 455 minutes, although his innings were severely interrupted by rain. Along with Mohammad Azharuddin, he added 214 for the fifth Wicket, another Indian record.