The head coach of the India team, Ravi Shastri, intends to resign from his position after the T20 World Cup, as in an interview with The Guardian, he said that he has achieved everything there was and that he does not want to stay. more than welcome.
“I think so because I have achieved everything I wanted. Five years as number one in test cricket, winning in Australia twice, winning in England. I spoke to Michael Atherton earlier this summer and said, ‘For me, this is the latest: beating Australia in Australia and winning in England in Covid times. ‘We led England 2-1 and the way we played at Lord’s and the Oval was special, “Shastri said according to The Guardian.
“We have also beaten every country in the world in their own backyard in white ball cricket. If we win the T20 World Cup it will be the icing on the cake. There is nothing else. I believe one thing: never stay welcome. And me I’d say in terms of what I wanted to get out of the side, I’ve gotten over it. Beating Australia and leading the series in England in a Covid year? It’s the most satisfying moment of my four decades in cricket, “he added.
Shastri also said there should be less international bilateral T20 cricket to ease programming pressures on players.
“I would like to see less and less bilateral T20 cricket. Look at football. You have the Premier League, the Spanish league, the Italian league, the German league. They all come together for the Champions League. There are few bilateral soccer friendlies now. National teams only play for the World Cup or qualification for the World Cup and other major tournaments like the European Championship, the America’s Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations. I think that’s the way it should be. T20 cricket. Spread the game in different countries, and take it to the Olympics. But cut back on those bilateral games and allow time for players to rest, recover and play test cricket, “Shastri said.
“They (the players of the India team) believe the same thing. There is enough franchised cricket. That is working. But what is the point of bilateral? In my seven years with this Indian team, I do not remember a single white ball game. . If you win a World Cup final, you will remember it and that’s the only thing left for me as a coach. Otherwise, you cleaned the whole world. I don’t remember a single white ball game. Test matches? Remember every ball Everything. But the volume is too much. We beat Australia 3-0 in the T20 series. We beat New Zealand 5-0 in New Zealand. Who cares? But beating Australia in a two-round series in Australia ? Testing in England? I remember, “he added.
With Ravi Shastri’s tenure as India’s coach ending with the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, talks have started in the BCCI corridor on the road ahead. And as fate will have it, former coach Anil Kumble looks like he could be back on the bench.
Speaking to ANI, sources familiar with the developments said that while it’s no secret that Kumble did a good job in his first season, it will also depend on the former captain agreeing to come aboard a second time before such a move sees the light. of the day.
“While the process will once again be transparent, it’s no secret that Kumble did a good job with the team. What caused the differences four years ago is of no concern to anyone now, as everyone has moved on. Being a good fit, you have to see if he himself agrees to come on board a second time. So his assent would also matter. But yes, he is definitely someone who can move the team forward, “the source had said.
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