Indian head coach Ravi Shastri stated that the team played three years without BCCI. The Supreme court had appointed the Committee of Administrators three years to keep an eye on corruption issues. Subsequently, BCCI recently appointed former skipper Sourav Ganguly as the board’s president and the CoA is also freed from its duties.
Shastri is excited to have Sourav Ganguly on board and he expects the former captain to do great things for Indian cricket. However, Ravi Shastri and Sourav Ganguly have always shared a sour relation in the recent past.
Shastri has done a good job.
“First of all, I am thrilled that there is a BCCI in place. We played three years without a BCCI,” Ravi Shastri said while speaking to India Today when he was asked about Sourav Ganguly’s appointment as BCCI president.
Shastri also added that he was one of the first people to congratulate Ganguly when he was appointed as the BCCI president. Ganguly has been appointed as the board chief for ten months and a lot is expected from him.
On the other hand, Ravi Shastri is often trolled for his over the top comments. Shastri added that he has the right to say what he feels like.
“You point one at me, there are three fingers pointing back at you, always remember that. People have every right to question what I have said, but for god sake, I have the right to say what I have to say as well,” Shastri added.
Meanwhile, there is no doubt that the coaching job of the Indian team comes up with its share of pressure. The Indian team is always expected to do well and Shastri added that he likes to take the bull by its horns.
“I am the coach of an Indian cricket team. You feel the pressure. You are out there doing a job not to run away from a fight,” Ravi Shastri said on the pressure of being India head coach.