Shastri reveals the biggest disappointment in his career
Former captain Ravi Shastri who was recently retained as the head coach of the Indian cricket team has opened up the biggest disappointment in his cricketing career.
He said that the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand is the one that haunted him the most as the game tilted against India’s favour in 30 minutes.
Ravi Shastri didn’t rule out the fact that Indians played terrific cricket throughout the tournament as they have won more games than any other team and to make things better, India topped the table. But it was just a bad day for India.
“I’ll say the World Cup semifinal [biggest disappointment]. Those 30 minutes changed everything. We were right there and then it all slipped away. We played some very good cricket through the tournament.
We won more matches than any other team, topped the table and that spoke of our dominance. But then, that’s a sport. One bad day, one bad session and it wasn’t ours to go any further,” Ravi Shastri said in a recent interview to the Times of India.
Ravi Shastri will work with the Indian cricket team for the next two years and he has promised to make a statement in world cricket under his tutelage. His contract will be significant for India as they will play a couple of ICC tournaments (2 T20 World Cups in 2020 and 2021) including the ICC World Test Championship.
It is time for Shastri and Virat Kohli’s boys to finally make a bold statement in world cricket.
“Here are two ICC T20 tournaments over the next two years, in 2020 and 2021. The Test championship cycle has begun, so that becomes a top priority. We have a splendid Test side that’s stayed at the top of the rankings and needs to keep up that good work. In T20Is, we need to take a fresh perspective and consolidate on the fabulous talent we have,” Shastri further added.