Team India Head Coach Ravi Shastri Sheds Light on his Future Plans
Team India head coach Ravi Shastri might have provisionally extended his stint owing to a coaching role, but he has a major task on hands in the upcoming 2019 World Cup, for the Men in Blue. He maintained there’s uncertainty about the future and he is happy to live in the current scenario.
“Future is a mystery, and the past is history. I shall live in the present. The present is a present from God, so I want to enjoy it,” Shastri told Cricbuzz.
The 56-year-old Shastri is cherishing his time with Team India while yielding desired results. Concurrently, India is listed second as an ODI team in the ICC’s rankings. He is further proud of the boys for putting up a great show in contemporary cricket.
Recently, under the leadership of Virat Kohli, India thrashed Australia in bilateral One-day International (ODI) series before routing New Zealand by 4-1 in the five-match ODI series.
Following being the Team Director in 2015, Shastri made his appearance in July 2017 as the head coach following the resignation from Anil Kumble.
Pertinently, Kohli, in between, weathered the criticism for his alleged role in the expulsion of Kumble from the top brass post.
However, Kohli and Shastri share a great camaraderie.
The former Indian cricketer Shastri revealed he could don the commentator’s hat for next five decades after already doing a broadcast stint for over 23 years. But, at the same time, Shastri reiterated he is not rushing in to join the commentary panel anytime soon.
“I did it (broadcasting) for 23 years and can do it again for 50 more years, whenever I go back. I am in no hurry to return to the commentary box,” Shastri said.
Besides, Shastri recently mentioned that Kohli has developed as a captain. He also hails promising spinner Kuldeep Yadav as India’s No.1 spinner in overseas conditions.
Shastri, who represented India between 1981 and 1992, featured in 150 ODIs, 80 Tests. He amassed 6938 runs across formats. It includes 15 hundreds and 30 half centuries. With his left-arm orthodox bowling, Shastri claimed 280 wickets.
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