Ravi Shastri Confirms Exit After T20 World Cup

Shastri Confirms Exit After T20 World Cup
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Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri has confirmed that he will not seek an extension to his contract after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, which is all set to be played in the later half of October 2021. Read the article to know about Shastri Confirms Exit After T20 World Cup.

Shastri Confirms Exit After T20 World Cup

The 59-year-old has replaced the previous coach Anil Kumble in the year 2017 and after his arrival, Team India has won two-test series against Australia. But the Indian side has crashed out in the 2019 World Cup semifinals against New Zealand in England.

Shastri’s announcement came just days after When skipper Virat Kohli has officially announced about stepping down as India’s T20 captain after the upcoming T20 World cup. Even Shastri has stated saying that it’s the right time to step down as the head coach.

I believe so because I’ve achieved all I wanted – Ravi Shastri

In a recent interview, Ravi Shastri said –  “Five years as No. 1 (in test cricket), to win in Australia twice, to win in England. We’ve also beaten every country in the world in their own backyard in white-ball cricket. If we win the World Cup that will be the icing on the cake. I believe one thing – never overstay your welcome. And I would say that, in terms of what I wanted to get out of the side, I’ve over-achieved.”

Team India was leading the recent test series against England with 2-1 – However the final 5th test at Manchestar had to be called off after few Covid cases in the Indian camp.

Even the head coach Shastri was tested positive for the dreadfull virus and even a few coaching staff members, Team Physio had been tested positive.

He concluded by saying – ” I’ve not got it at my book launch. I have absolutely no regrets because the people I met at that function were fabulous. And it was good for the boys to get out and meet different people rather than constantly being in their rooms.”

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