It is known to everyone now that the current head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team, Ravi Shastri, is expected to leave his position after the 2021 edition of the ICC T20 World Cup. Shastri has been playing the role of head coach since July 2017.
During his tenure, the Indian cricket team achieved a lot of success in all three formats of the game, and it is likely that they can end this tenure with a T20 World Cup win in the United Arab Emirates. There were many memorable moments as well for Indian cricket fans during the tenure of head coach Ravi Shastri. In this article today, we will list the three reasons why Ravi Shastri tenure as head coach was a supreme success for Indian cricket.
1. Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri bonding; India topped group stage in global events
Although the Indian cricket team has not won an ICC trophy during Ravi Shastri’s tenure as head coach so far, we should not ignore the fact that the Indian cricket team was number one on the World Test Championship Points Table. Also, the Indian cricket team was at the helm of the standings in the first round of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri had a fantastic bonding, and India’s success shows the same.
2. Won Test series in Australia two times
Winning back-to-back Test series on Australian soil is the dream of every visiting captain. However, it is not everyone’s cup of tea. India beat Australia 2-1 in 2018-19 and by the same margin again in 2020-21. Ravi Shastri played a major role in it as he motivated the team to bounce back in 2020-21 after they were bowled out for 36 runs and also lost key players.
3. Found new star players
India found many new star players during the tenure of Ravi Shastri as head coach. The biggest example is Rishabh Pant, who was backed to perform well despite multiple failures. Shastri always spoke highly of him in the press, and ultimately it resulted in Rishabh Pant realizing his full potential. He is now India’s all-format wicket-keeper batsman.