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Nostalgia hits Ravi Shastri, Team India coach says Bob Marley’s music inspired young cricketers

Shastri took to Twitter to put up a video from the Bob Marley Museum.

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Sep 12, 2019, 10.01 AM IST
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Before heading to the grounds to face the mighty West Indies, Ravi Shastri would listen to these reggae tunes.

When the Indian cricket team visited the West Indies recently, one man who thoroughly enjoyed himself was coach Ravi Shastri. Not only was the team on a consistent winning streak, Shastri was also swept away by nostalgia. The tour brought back memories of his first trip to the Caribbean, 37 years ago.

Shastri took to Twitter to put up a video from the Bob Marley Museum. He said, “I first came to Jamaica in 1983; 21 years of age, playing against the West Indies, Marley’s music at its very best. Electrifying music,” he said in the video. “There were some great musicians at that time: You had Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs, Jimmy Cliff, but there was only one king, Bob Marley.”



Marley’s music was an inspiration for the young Indian cricketer, he said. Before heading to the grounds to face the mighty West Indies, Shastri would listen to these reggae tunes. “If I had to hear songs, it would be Songs of Freedom or Buffalo Soldier. They were inspirational. They got you into the frame of mind to play West Indies in their own backyard,” he said.

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