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Proud to hail from Mangaluru - team India director Ravi Shastri


Daijiworld Media Network – Karkala (EP)

Karkala, Feb 18: “I am proud to say that I hail from Mangaluru. The Indian cricket team is performing well. The relationship with the home town has improved due to religious faith. I have been visiting Mangaluru for the last seven years. May everybody be blessed,” said former Indian cricketer and acting director of Team India, Ravi Shastri.

He was speaking to media persons after visiting Karkala Erlappadi Govindooru Karvalu Mahavishnu temple on Wednesday, February 17.




The historical Nagabana deity that the family of Ravi Shastri has been praying to is in the premises of the temple. His family has been living in Mumbai for years.

When Shastri did not have children even after eighteen years of married life, he went to ask an astrologer who said that it was because he forgot the deity adored by his family. Thereafter Ravi Shastri has been visiting Karkala Karvalu Vishnumoorthi temple.

As a result of his visit, he was blessed with a baby girl.

Ravi Shastri has been visiting the temple every year since then. He reached the temple at 9.30 am on Wednesday, February 17 morning. After religious rituals at the principal deity Vishnu Moorthy, he visited Nagabana and received Prasada from the priest.

Udupi district police superintendent Annamalai, Mujrai department member Kenja Sridhar Tantri couple too visited the temple at the same time and prayed.

Temple trustee Somashekar Rao, Karvalu origin senior journalist Manohar Prasad, Yuvaraj Nayak and others were present. Ashok Karanth conducted Pooja. Ramananda Patri performed Naga Darshana.


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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, UDUPI/NEW YORK,USA.

    Fri, Feb 19 2016

    We are proud of Ravi Shastri, a former cricketer, team India director and versatile commentator. I am glad to know you are from Mangaluru and visit every year to take the blessings at Karkala Karvalu Vishnumoorthi temple.

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  • Prp, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 19 2016

    Mlore famous for bad reasons from past 10 yrs. How can he be proud.

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  • Dayanand Bangera, Katapady / Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    We should be proud that Ravi Shastri is from our Region. We need proper platform to represent India. We may be having many talents, but they should be in right place. After playing cricket in Katapady / Udupi / Mangalore, I could make it to Goa Ranji and UAE world cup team. I feel I was lucky since I was moving around for opportunity and I made it. I can say now, there were many cricketers from Udupi / Mangalore could have played for Karnataka / India (? )easily in those days.

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  • William, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    Albert, It is corruption again!!!!!!!!

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  • karunesh shetty, pilar/mangalore

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    Ravi Shastri has been outstanding being as a commentator,blessed with very good voice and full knowledge about the game.He has been successful in every field even after retirement.Proud to be a Mangaloren.May GOD bless him good luck in future as well.

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  • Vincy Mendonsa , Pilar shirva/ Dubai

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    Best ever cricketer n commentator I met in my life. When Sharjha cricket time all teams staying I Hyatt Regency Dubai. He was introduced every cricketer to me " He is from Mangalore". God bless him

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Promenade Road,Frazer Town,B'lore

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    Shastri is a good cricketer who always can be relied for the development of cricket.Wish hm all the best.

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  • Jaimini P.B.,, Manipal,Sharjah

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    Ravi Shankar Shastri's allround performance made a big differnce in Banson & Hedges cup,1985 where India beat Pakistan in the final at Sydney.He won the Man of the Series award( Audi car)..When spinner Dilip Doshi was injured in Chirstchurch Test,Shstri got a chance to play.He accepted it with both hands.(1979-80).His commitment towards game was unquestionable..Batting,bowling,fielding..Only thing he used to irritate bowler as well as Indian fans when he was batting..such a slow master !! Surprisingly, he was the 2nd player in the World to hit 6 sixes in an over.Shastri made it in Bombay vs Baroda match(Ranaji).First person was Garry Sobers..During Madras TIE Test match vs Alan Border team,Ravi Shastri showed immense maturity,defense and aggressiveness.India needed 2 runs in 2 balls and last pair Shastri and Maninder singh were batting..Shastri took single in the 5th ball..and Maninder faced last ball..he tried to hit but missed ball and was given LBW by Indian Umpire Vikram Raju..MATCH TIED..Pundits blamed Shastri for making Maninder to face last ball..But,if Shastri failed to score winning run or got out,all Indians would have called him villain..So,thrilling Test match ended with Shastri,Gavaskar,Srikkant Scoring half centuries..He is the right man as Team Director..Hope Indian Team will win T/20 World Cup under his guidance..Good Luck sir.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    Jossy, we need one full fledged cricket ground to prepare national level players. However Lokesh Rahul is from Mangalore.

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  • Francis, Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    Ravi & his team doing good job as keeping "INDIA" on the top of list. God Bless & Good luck for upcoming matches.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    Nice as india has seen many victories Ravi Shastri's tenure. Shastri is a fair person unattached to any group. Good luck.

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  • Af,, Mangaluru

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    shastry was blessed so much from this place he has to contribute little for the development of this place and local temple.

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  • MICHAEL NORONHA, Mysore

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    Congrats that you are proud to hail from Mangalore. Then work for Mangalore to get into the Smart City List when your voice is heard.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    It is always good to be rooted to our roots. The belief of our ancestors are of profound importance for well being of our family as well as future generation . Places like NAga Bana , temples and even boothas emit enormous positive energy into believers body and mind . It's gives a confidence and regenovate our thought process . We feel there is a divine energy shadowing us all walks of life. I have these experience everytine I visit a temple and place of worship. Even St. Antony - patron saint of Roman Catholic is very powerful and he has miracle power which we have witnessed several times in our life.

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  • Praveen Kumar, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    ion only on merit

    No influence or congress sorry its corruption

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  • gm, mlur

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    merit like HRD minister?

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    No.. Its like Pappu.. enjoying scam money inherited !!

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    Miracles do take place and Shashtri's faith and belief in God gave him child after eighteen years of married life.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    How about selecting one player from Mangaluru ...

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  • bhuvan, kavoor

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    keeping emotional factor aside..ion should be based on talent.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    Jossey.. Ravi shastri is just an acting director of Indian team.
    Indian national ion committee is being headed by your fellow Mumbaikar Sandeep Patil as Chairman!Right now no one from Karnataka in the committee.
    why can not you influence Mr. Patil there only??

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  • Kamath , M'lore/Dubai

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    God bless.

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