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India vs Australia: Ravichandran Ashwin's form will decide the outcome of series, says Ravi Shastri
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India vs Australia: Ravichandran Ashwin's form will decide the outcome of series, says Ravi Shastri

Former India head coach Shastri added he did not want the veteran off-spinner to "over-plan" against the Aussies, while adding left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav would be his pick for the third spinner.

'This must stop': How Ravi Shastri managed to end rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
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'This must stop': How Ravi Shastri managed to end rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

There were rumours of a rift between Kohli and Rohit following India’s unceremonious semi-final exit from the 2019 ODI World Cup, and had intensified again in late 2021, when Kohli was sacked as the skipper of the Indian team.

'No matter who you may be, there should not be...': When Ravi Shastri slammed MS Dhoni for slow strike rate
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'No matter who you may be, there should not be...': When Ravi Shastri slammed MS Dhoni for slow strike rate

Shastri vented out his frustration during the team meeting ahead of the final ODI which was also the series decider. He indirectly lashed out at MS Dhoni while maintaining eye contact with him, R Sridhar's book revealed.

How Shastri handled Kohli seeking white-ball captaincy from Dhoni? Ex-fielding coach Sridhar’s autobiography reveals
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How Shastri handled Kohli seeking white-ball captaincy from Dhoni? Ex-fielding coach Sridhar’s autobiography reveals

In an effort to make sure the situation might not lead to two power centers in the same team, Shastri suggested Kohli wait until Dhoni himself would take any step to hand over the white-ball captaincy.

Shikhar Dhawan does not get accolades he deserves with spotlight on Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma: Ravi Shastri
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Shikhar Dhawan does not get accolades he deserves with spotlight on Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma: Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri went on to complement Dhawan’s natural stroke play, and added that Dhawan’s experience in the 50-pver format will come in handy for youngsters in the squad.

India vs New Zealand: R Ashwin reveals reason Rahul Dravid opted to take a break
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India vs New Zealand: R Ashwin reveals reason Rahul Dravid opted to take a break

Ravi Shastri had argued that the national team coaches get a 2-3 month break during the IPL and it should be good enough.

Ravi Shastri likens Hardik Pandya to Kapil Dev as leader, looks forward to all-rounder leading Team India
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Ravi Shastri likens Hardik Pandya to Kapil Dev as leader, looks forward to all-rounder leading Team India

Pandya has been appointed the stand-in captain for India's limited-overs tour of New Zealand and is widely seen as the successor to all-formats skipper Rohit Sharma.

Ravi Shastri, Zaheer Khan contradict Anil Kumble, suggest no need for Indian players to play in overseas T20 leagues
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Ravi Shastri, Zaheer Khan contradict Anil Kumble, suggest no need for Indian players to play in overseas T20 leagues

Ravi Shastri and Zaheer Khan said that India’s domestic structure and BCCI’s shadow tours are sufficient enough for Indian players to be absorbed in the system.

'No harm in having a new captain': Ravi Shastri backs Hardik Pandya to become India's next T20I skipper
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'No harm in having a new captain': Ravi Shastri backs Hardik Pandya to become India's next T20I skipper

In the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya will lead India in the three-match T20Is series in New Zealand, starting on Friday.

T20 World Cup: Ravi Shastri wants India to stick with 'X-factor' Rishabh Pant instead of Dinesh Karthik against England
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T20 World Cup: Ravi Shastri wants India to stick with 'X-factor' Rishabh Pant instead of Dinesh Karthik against England

Ravi Shastri said that Dinesh Karthik is a lovely team player, but he would prefer Rishabh Pant in the semi-final against England.

'Chup kar diya na sabko?': Ravi Shastri on Virat Kohli's MCG special vs Pakistan in T20 World Cup
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'Chup kar diya na sabko?': Ravi Shastri on Virat Kohli's MCG special vs Pakistan in T20 World Cup

Ravi Shastri also spoke of the similarity between Virat Kohli and him and how he was always confident that the India batter would return to form in style.

Ravi Shastri shares his thoughts on run-out at non-striker's end, asserts batter is ‘cheating’ for leaving crease early
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Ravi Shastri shares his thoughts on run-out at non-striker's end, asserts batter is ‘cheating’ for leaving crease early

Shastri even said that if he was the coach, he would instruct his players to knock the bails off without any hesitation.

BCCI president should ask IPL franchises to manage workload of important players, says Ravi Shastri
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BCCI president should ask IPL franchises to manage workload of important players, says Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri said that it was frustrating for him as a coach to see his players getting injured and exemplified Bhuvneshwar Kumar's long injury stint.

T20 World Cup: India batters can win the tournament for the team, says Ravi Shastri
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T20 World Cup: India batters can win the tournament for the team, says Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri also added that some senior India players may bid adieu to T20Is after the 2022 T20 World Cup.

Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja missing T20 World Cup an opportunity to unearth new champion: Ravi Shastri
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Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja missing T20 World Cup an opportunity to unearth new champion: Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri added that India have enough strength to win the T20 World Cup 2022 despite Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja missing the tournament due to injuries.

India vs Australia: 'Where is that X-factor?' — Ravi Shastri slams Men in Blue's sloppy fielding in 1st T20I
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India vs Australia: 'Where is that X-factor?' — Ravi Shastri slams Men in Blue's sloppy fielding in 1st T20I

Former head coach Ravi Shastri added that India's poor fielding can hurt Men in Blue in big tournaments

'Everyone is entitled to his opinion,' says Shastri after Gavaskar says Pandya could emulate his 1985 run
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'Everyone is entitled to his opinion,' says Shastri after Gavaskar says Pandya could emulate his 1985 run

Indian batting icon Gavaskar compared Pandya to Shastri, saying that the Gujarat Titans captain could replicate the latter's purple patch from the iconic tournament that took place 37 years ago in Australia.

'Introduction of super-sub rule could be game changer for T20 format,' says Ravi Shastri
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'Introduction of super-sub rule could be game changer for T20 format,' says Ravi Shastri

In a first of its kind, Legends League Cricket (LLC) introduced a super-sub rule as the tournament kicked off with a special benefit match between India Maharajas and Team World Giants at the Eden Gardens

Mohammed Shami sitting at home baffles me: Ravi Shastri questions India's Asia Cup squad selection after loss vs SL
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Mohammed Shami sitting at home baffles me: Ravi Shastri questions India's Asia Cup squad selection after loss vs SL

Ravi Shastri has come down hard on the current Indian management for ignoring experienced pacer Mohammed Shami completely in the T20I setup.

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022: Wasim Akram, Ravi Shastri, and Gautam Gambhir criticise Rishabh Pant's shot selection
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India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022: Wasim Akram, Ravi Shastri, and Gautam Gambhir criticise Rishabh Pant's shot selection

Rishabh Pant had premeditated a reverse-sweep but the execution was poor as the ball went straight into the hands of Asif Ali at backward point.