Ravi Shastri opined that Virat Kohli, who has stepped down from India‘s T20I captaincy, might quickly relinquish his ODI captaincy as nicely, however, the previous India head coach believes Kohli ought to positively proceed because the Test skipper.
The Ravi Shastri-Virat Kohli period has come to an finish because the coach’s tenure concluded with the T20 World Cup, with Kohli making a manner as a T20I chief.
During the previous 4 years, whereas India had been left wanting extra in limited-overs cricket, the staff catapulted its standing in Test cricket, with a few historic sequence wins in Australia, and now holds a 2-1 lead within the unfinished England sequence.
Ravi Shastri asserted that Kohli is hungrier and fitter than ever, and stays the “best ambassador for Test cricket”. This, he feels, ought to hold the right-hander on the helm in Test cricket.
“He is hungry. He is fitter than anyone in the team and then your longevity only increases,” Ravi Shastri advised India Today.
“The captaincy is his decision. If anything, he might say no to the white ball but red ball, he should carry on because he has been the best ambassador for Test cricket over the past 5 years. The passion with which he plays and the energy he gets to the field and the success, all of it should make him carry on,” he added.
We ought to have put in a greater present within the WTC last: Ravi Shastri
Although India dominated Test cricket below Kohli, they misplaced the WTC last to New Zealand, after topping the WTC desk. The coach reckoned India ought to have performed higher cricket in Southampton, and maybe escaped with a draw.
He additionally identified New Zealand had been extra accustomed to the situations than India because the Kiwis had performed a 2-Test sequence towards hosts England.
“I believed we must always have put in a greater present within the WTC last. It disappoints me greater than something. We didn’t need to lose it, a draw was within the making particularly in a one-off Test and when you may have been in quarantine for 28 days after which out for 4 days and taking part in a Test.
“That too against a team that has already played two Tests in England, familiar with the conditions and it is similar what they find back in their home. That would be the disappointing team because when you have been No 1 Test team for 5 years,” Ravi Shastri defined.
Rahul Dravid has changed Ravi Shastri as the brand new coach of the Indian staff. Dravid’s first task can be the house T20I and Test sequence towards New Zealand.
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