The Indian Team is set to invite another period as Ravi Shastri’s residency as head coach has reached a conclusion. Having assumed control over the situation in charge in 2017, the previous Indian all-rounder has unquestionably done well as a mentor.
Under him, the Indian Team recorded various noteworthy successes including several Test series wins on Australian soil. Shastri is known to impart an extraordinary fellowship to Indian captain Virat Kohli and the pair have never faltered in commending one another.
It must be noticed that Kohli has ventured down as India’s T20I skipper after the finish of his side’s mission in the T20 World Cup 2021. He has passed the bat to veteran hitter, Rohit Sharma.
“In red-ball cricket, India has been the No1 team in the world for the last 5 years under Virat Kohli. So unless he wants to give up or if he is mentally fatigued and says he wants to focus on his batting – which can happen in the near future, don’t think it will happen immediately – it can happen,” stated by Ravi Shastri to India Today
“The same might happen with the ODI. He might say he wants to focus just on Test captaincy. It is his mind and body that will make that decision. He won’t be the first, there are many players in the past who have had very successful tenures and captains and then given it up to focus on batting,” further added by him
As Kohli referred to responsibility behind his significant choice, many accept he could stop ODI captaincy also. Curiously, Shastri, who has firmly worked with Kohli starting around 2017, additionally feels something very similar.
In the interim, Shastri has been changed in all honesty to former Indian chief Rahul Dravid. Having guided India A and India Under-19 before, Dravid is knowledgeable with the drill of training.
Henceforth, assumptions are high as can be from him. His maiden task as India’s full-time mentor will be the forthcoming home series against New Zealand which includes three T20Is and a few Test matches.
With many huge names being refreshed for the visit, it would be fascinating to perceive how the Men in Blue tackle the Kiwis.