Google mistakenly shows Ravi Shastri's age as 120 years old

Google mistakenly shows Ravi Shastri’s age as 120 years old

Google has fixed the issue now.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Often we have seen that Google has listed the wrong information in their cards. It has led to people on social media trolling the person whose information was wrong. Recently, a similar incident unfolded with the Indian team head coach, Ravi Shastri. Many people noticed it and shared this information on Twitter. 

The incident which created the news was actually caused when Google started showing Shastri’s age to be 120 years. Everyone knew that wasn’t possible. It was shown that Shastri was born on 27 May 1900. This made people laugh on Twitter when everyone started sharing this. It was quite absurd as well. 

Ravi Shastri’s age finally being corrected on Google

Upon further searching for his age on Wikipedia, it was that he was actually born on 27 May 1962. This means that Shastri’s age is actually 58 years old. Google has fixed the issue which had caused this confusion. Currently, his age has been corrected on Google.

Here’s the screenshot of Ravi Shastri’s age gaffe:

Ravi Shastri's age on google. (Photo Source: Google)
Ravi Shastri’s age on google. (Photo Source: Google)

Ravi Shastri had made his debut for India in 1981 and went on to play for the country until 1992. After this, he entered the industry of broadcasting. After spending a lot of years in the commentary box and having called several famous moments, he turned to mentor the Indian team. He was the director of cricket from 2014 and held the position till 2016. 

After a year, he was brought on as the head coach after Anil Kumble resigned as the coach of the Indian team. Under Shastri’s coaching, India has been very successful at home and in overseas conditions. India, in recent years, has won ODI and T20I series in South Africa and New Zealand, countries where they hadn’t had a great record over the years.

India also beat Australia in consecutive Test series in Australia. Recently, India had won the historic Border Gavaskar Test series under tremendous pressure. This made several experts praise Shastri for helping the side not lose motivation even after the injuries within the team.

India is currently playing the first Test against England in Chennai. After the first two days, England is still batting on 555 for eight and they haven’t declared yet.