Ravi Shastri’s tenure as the Indian cricket team’s head coach was a rollercoaster of emotions. The accomplishment of winning two consecutive test series in Australia, leading England 2-1 at their home, finishing five times in a row as the No. 1 ranked Test platoon, and reaching the knockout stages of several ICC tournaments are just some of the achievements.
Feather to the cap was the quality and confidence he boosted in players, and one can present a strong argument that Shastri is probably the best coach India has had in a long period.
In between, there was the sorrow of not being able to win an ICC trophy. The two World Cups in 2019 and 2020 and World Test Championship would be counted as missed chances.
He played a major role in the way the current Indian Team is shaped up with so much grit and determination to fight against the odd and be victorious.
As flamboyant he was in his playing days, he has made sure that he inherited some of the skills in the budding talent of the Indian Squad & made India believe that we don’t only win on our home soil but can conquer overseas too.
“Losing the WTC final for me was the biggest disappointment in my tenure because we didn’t deserve to lose that game. We should have drawn it at least. Because of the kind of cricket we had played for five years, to be No. 1 for five years is no joke,” Quoted on ‘Bold and Brave: Ravi Shastri Way’ show on Star Sports.