Ravi Shastri says, credit must be given to team not one coach

Violet Tucker
Июля 20, 2017

The blame for the appointment of coaches for national cricket becoming a farcical and extended affair could well lie with player power that is driving Indian cricket now.

Image: Official Facebook page of Virat Kohli. With Bharat Arun and Sanjay Bangar named as bowling and assistant coaches respectively, Shastri has retained the core team from his earlier stint as Team Director. While they have been doing a decent job on field, it's the off-field fiasco's that have dominated the headlines. "Lots of speculations have been going around, but those things are not in my control". It was his experience with the current team along with his functioning dynamic with Kohli that many believe helped him edge other front-runners for the coaching job.

After his exit as the bowling coach in 2016 following the completion of the World T20, Arun joined Hyderabad as the chief coach during the 2016-2017 Ranji Trophy season. Right from junior levels to "A" teams, he has been there. "In the last World Cup we took 77 wickets", said Shastri. If Bharat Arun was someone else who would have played a lot of Test cricket, you would have put his name at the top of the tree. What has to happen will happen. "And also the opposition which we always respect". Criticism and being criticised is nothing new to us and we understand that aspect of the sport as well. "In the end I just felt I wasn't quite ready for that opportunity", he added. I don't take additional pressure. "I don't need to hide anything from them while I take the benefit of their presence to help us sort out matters". I will carry on from where I left. I don't come with any baggage.

Ravi Shastri joined in the captain and credited the team for its success, Shastri said India has done really well and they deserve all the credit. "You have to choose 10-15 actors here", Shastri said in an exclusive interview to India TV ahead of the team's departure for the Sri Lanka tour, which starts on July 26 at Galle.

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Kohli's first away series victory came on the lankan soil back in 2015. That tour for us was a sort of start of the belief system that we can win away from home and we do have the side required to win away from home. Losing first Test was a shock but they way we bounced back showed the team culture created at that time. "As Ravi explained, once he was appointed head coach, he obviously had to think of his responsibilities which come with the appointment".

Initially, the CAC - Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman - sought time to deliberate on their final choice. "I don't think this question is relevant at all", Choudhary said. We know what's expected and what's on the plate.

"Understanding and communication is better with a side you know. It was quite evident that there was disharmony in the dressing room and that the team could not continue with it". We follow the same rules of life. I don't see anything different that can be elaborated. "Same rules of relationships work here".

India-Sri Lanka series is about to begin on July 19th, so there's no way that Zaheer Khan and Dravid will join the team.

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