Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has stated that he is interested in coaching in franchise cricket since he understands the present era’s way of thinking. The experienced have served as national head coach for 4 years (2017 to 2021). He stepped down after India was eliminated from the T20 WC 2021 despite losing to Pakistan & New Zealand.
According to recent speculations, Shastri may join the Ahmedabad club for the Indian Premier League 2022 season. As per sources, he will probably join the team alongside Bharat Arun and R Sridhar. Shastri replied in the optimistic when asked if he would join a franchise team.
“If asked, I would 100 percent like to be a franchise coach. I will definitely do broadcast work. I have 25 years of experience there and have traveled the globe. [Also,] I now know how the modern player thinks,” Shastri.
People will always judge you by results: Ravi Shastri
Shastri stated that he decided to step down as India’s head coach during the team’s tour of England previously this year. In 2017, he succeeded Anil Kumble, who reportedly resigned following a furious dispute with Virat Kohli.
“I decided in England that this was it. We had been on the road for two years. I needed to spend time with family. There is a time and place for everything. I had done my time. I gave it all, came [to the job] without any agenda,” he stated.
Shastri also praised Kohli, who has captained India in all 3 forms for nearly 5 years. He also noted that being the captain of an Indian squad isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination. Furthermore, Shastri stated that Kohli has improved tremendously as a captain.
“At the end of the day, he has been a tactically sound captain. Efficient. People will always judge you by results, or not by how you got the runs, but how many runs you scored. He has evolved well; he has matured as a player. It is not easy being captain of the Indian team,” Ravi Shastri added.