Ravi Shastri is the best head coach, know 5 reasons (PIC: AFP)
Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri is often trolled on social media. Fans of Kumble-Ganguly do not like him but Shastri has proved himself to be the best head coach, know how?
New Delhi. Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri is often seen being trolled on social media. Fans make fun of him, share his memes but Ravi Shastri doesn’t care about all these things. Ever since Ravi Shastri became the coach of Team India, under his guidance, the performance of Team India has only improved. Often there is talk of players like Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant in the victory of Team India, but the roadmap to achieve that victory is the brainchild of Ravi Shastri. Let us tell you those 5 incidents that prove Ravi Shastri to be the best coach of Team India.
Team India was reduced to just 36 runs in the first Test match of the Australia tour. This was India’s lowest score and after such a shameful performance, the morale of every player was broken but after that it was Ravi Shastri who filled the fire of victory in Team India. After the humiliating defeat in the Adelaide Test, Ravi Shastri asked the players not to be sad about being reduced to 36, but to wear it as a badge. By doing this you will do well. This thing of Ravi Shastri worked and Team India won the next Test. The third Test ended in a surprise draw and India won the series 2-1 in a historic victory in Brisbane.
It was Ravi Shastri who inspired Washington Sundar to bat. Many players of Team India got injured on the tour of Australia and in the fourth Test, Team India was left with the option of giving a chance to Kuldeep Yadav and Washington Sundar. Ravi Shastri decided to play net bowler Washington Sundar in place of Kuldeep. Sundar scored 84 runs in that test match and also took 3 wickets. Let us tell you that it was Ravi Shastri who used to ask Sundar to bat daily in the nets.
Who can forget the performance of Mohammad Siraj on the tour of Australia. It was Ravi Shastri who gave Siraj the chance to debut in the Melbourne Test. As soon as he reached Australia, Siraj got the news of his father’s death. After this, coach Shastri went to Siraj and he said – you match game, see you will get five wickets. Your dad’s prayers will be with you. Shastri’s words proved to be true and Mohammad Siraj took five wickets in Melbourne and Team India won.
Rishabh Pant, whom the world is saluting today, there was a time when there was a demand to get him out. Rishabh Pant was constantly under pressure after his poor performance in the year 2019, but Ravi Shastri supported him on such an occasion. Ravi Shastri called Pant a talented player every time and he remained in Team India. After that Pant never looked back. This left-handed batsman has won the Test series against Australia and England on his own.
After the defeat in the final of Champions Trophy 2017, Team India fielded the pair of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in ODI and T20 formats. Together these two bowlers gave a nose to the opposition teams. India won ODI series in West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Not only this, he also won the Asia Cup 2018. Chahal-Kuldeep’s spin had a big hand in the victory on all these tours. Let us tell you that the idea of including these two players in the playing XI was also Ravi Shastri’s, which greatly benefited Team India.