Ravi Shastri Message to the Indian Cricket Team Regarding the Match Against Australia. Former Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri discusses how his team won twice in Australia.
Ravi Shastri’s tenure as Indian cricket team head coach from 2017 to 2021 saw several highlights, the most notable of which were two consecutive Test series victories in Australia. Shastri and Virat Kohli led India to their first Test series victory in Australia in 2018-19, and the team went on to win their next tour to Australia in 2020-21. Both victories ushered in a new era of confidence for Team India, which later qualified for the inaugural World Test Championship final as well. In a recent interview, Shastri explained how the winning mentality developed.
The Australian cricket team has been known to engage in mind games and sledging.
Shastri had a remedy for it when the Indian Cricket Team faced them in two away series against Australia.
“…it was all about attitude, particularly when facing the Aussies. I told the boys that if they said one ‘f*** you,’ they should say three back: two in our language and one in theirs “Former Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri told The Guardian in an interview.
The Indian team is also leading the Test series in England 2-1 under Shastri and Kohli. The final Test of the 2021 series has been postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp, with the final game of the five-match series scheduled for July of this year.
“How many teams can win in Australia, coming back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat an attack led by Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood, and then win in England? That will be difficult for any team to match for a long time “According to Shastri.
He went on to explain how an aggressive attitude transformed the Indian fast bowlers into a formidable unit.
“…we knew that winning in Australia or England wasn’t going to come from spinners; it was going to come from fast bowlers, guys with aggression like Jasprit Bumrah. We played a key role in ensuring that he played Test cricket. You don’t even need a fast pace; all you need is attitude “He stated.