In case you missed it, India team director Ravi Shastri bared his heart in a two-part interview to The Indian Express. And among other things, it turns out that despite being mocked for his cliches, the man can talk frankly and how. 

We’ve picked out ten of his best quotes which prove that he is the biggest badass Indian cricket has ever seen.

On being called BCCI’s voice

 On being a ‘ladies man’

On his party animal reputation

On controversies

On ‘immersing’ himself in cultures

On drinking while playing junior cricket

On ‘Shastri Haai Haai’ chants

On speaking his mind

On his favourite commentary phrase involving tracer bullets

On not mentioning IPL spot-fixing during commentary