Former World Cup winner Ravi Shastri feels India’s ICC trophy victory is around the corner as they are consistently making it to the knockouts of the events. The Indian team could win a single ICC Trophy post-2013 Champions Trophy victory under the leadership of legendary MS Dhoni.
Post-2013 Championship, the Indian team reached the semifinals and finals of the ICC tournaments consistently but failed to win a single trophy for the Country and the latest heartbreak came against England where they faced a humiliating defeat by 10 wickets in the semifinals of the 2022 world cup.
Speaking to SportsYaari, about India’s performance in the ICC events, the Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri who has seen team India closely said that the Indian team was consistently reaching the knockout stage of the tournament and added the world cup victory is due for India.
“I think India is due. They have been consistent – they reached finals, and semi-finals regularly. Look at Sachin Tendulkar. He had to play six World Cups to win one ICC trophy. 6 World Cups mean 24 years”. Ravi Shastri Said
The former Indian all-rounder cited the examples of Sachin Tendulkar and Lionel Messi, who were known as the pinnacle of their respective games and were able to win trophies only after a long grind in their careers.
“And in his last World Cup, he won. Look at Lionel Messi. A classic example is. I mean how long he has been playing? And when he started winning, he won Copa America, and the World Cup and scored in the final as well. So you have to wait. It will rain,” he said.
Team India was at its best during the period between 2007 and 2013, when India won three ICC trophies – the T20 World Cup in 2007, the ODI World Cup in 2011, and the Champions Trophy in 2013 – under the inspiring leadership of MS Dhoni.
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Former Indian coach Ravi Shastri has asked BCCI to step in and advise the IPL franchises about their probable XI for ODI WC 2023 and ask them not to overcook the players during the all-important IPL.
” Board has to take the stand there, tell the franchises, ‘listen, we need them. India needs them. For India’s sake, if he doesn’t play those games, it will be good,” Ravi Shastri said
With many Cricket Experts and fans believe the 2023 ODI World Cup is the best chance for India to end their ICC title drought in home conditions, it has already dealt a big blow with injuries to the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, and Shreyas Iyer.