Ravi Shastri shares he wanted to make a difference as head coach after India team ended disappointing 2021 T20 World Cup campaign
Dubai, November 8: Outgoing Indian head coach Ravi Shastri said that in taking the job he said in his mind that he wanted to make a difference. He added that sometimes in life it’s about overcoming things, not what has been accomplished. Monday’s match against Namibia in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Super 12 marks Shastri’s last game at the helm with Bharat Arun and R Sridhar in their respective coaching positions.
âThis (trip) was fantastic. When I took on this job, I said in my mind that I wanted to make a difference and I think I did. Sometimes in life it’s not all you accomplish is what you overcome. And what these guys have overcome over the past five years, the way they have traveled the world and performed in all parts of the globe in all formats. of the game will make them – regardless of what happened here – one of the great teams in the history of the game. I have absolutely no doubts in my mind. It is unfortunate that we are excluded from this tournament , but that doesn’t take anything away from a great team, âShastri said in a pre-game conversation with broadcasters. Virat Kohli reflects on India’s performance at 2021 T20 World Cup, writes: “We aim to come back stronger” (Check Post).
Speaking of strengths with the Indian squad, Shastri listed a lot. âIn all formats there are a lot of them. But winning red ball cricket across the world – West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia, England, we are top of the series. It could be the longest lead in the world. cricket history because the next test is next year. To go through and beat all these teams, every white ball cricket team – T20 or 50 above – we beat teams in their lair, which was my effort and effort from the team. We’ve always been labeled as big bullies at home, but when you had to travel outside you didn’t have the goods. But this team has shown it to be. had more and a lot. “
Shastri hailed the appointment of Rahul Dravid as his successor as head coach. Dravid will take over the series at home against New Zealand, starting November 17. . There are still players here who will play another 3-4 years which is very important. They are not a team in transition and that will make the biggest difference. Virat is still there, he has done a fantastic job as a side leader, he has been the greatest ambassador in trial cricket for the past five years, he has a lot of credit in the way he has thought about it. the way he wants the team to play the game and the way the team has rallied around him. India out of 2021 T20 World Cup, sad Indian cricket fans embark on funny memes sharing party to ease bitter pain.
Shastri stressed that the rest was his biggest learning of his tenure as Indian team coach and added that a break between IPL and T20 WC would have been ideal. âRest. I’m mentally exhausted but I expect that at my age. These guys are physically and mentally exhausted, six months in a bubble and we ideally would have liked a bigger gap between the IPL and the Cup. world. That’s when the big games. come on and when the pressure hits you – you’re not as excited as you should be. And that’s no excuse. We take defeat because we don’t. are not afraid of losing. Because in trying to win you will lose a match. Here we did not try to win because that X factor was missing. “
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