Rohit Sharma hails incumbent Indian coach Ravi Shastri
Shastri, Sharma along with former Australian skipper, Michael Clarke were present at the event of the Mumbai launch of Boria Majumdar's book 'Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians' on Monday.
Updated - Apr 24, 2018 12:28 pm
The current Indian Cricket team has been performing extremely well in all three formats of the game, especially in the shorter formats. The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has never failed to give a major share of the credit for the team’s success to the Indian coach, Ravi Shastri. Recently, star batsman Rohit Sharma was of the same opinion as he hailed Shastri’s coaching techniques.
Shastri, Sharma along with former Australian skipper, Michael Clarke were present at the event of the Mumbai launch of Boria Majumdar’s book ‘Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians’ on Monday. The trio spoke extensively on a varied range of topics including the Indian pace department, the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and the confident brand of Cricket that India is playing right now. Apart from being the vice-captain of the Indian team, Sharma is currently leading the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL.
Rohit Sharma explains why Shastri is such a good coach
Expressing his opinion on why Shastri has emerged as such a favourite amongst the current Indian players, Rohit Sharma said, “A cricket team needs freedom and with a coach like him (Ravi), you get that freedom,” said Rohit. Shastri took over the coaching reins last year when former Indian coach, Anil Kumble chose to step down from the role. Shastri, on his part, lauded the Indian pacers, calling them the best-ever and opined, “I would say so without a shadow of a doubt. More importantly, we have the bench strength now. We have got another two-three in the wings.
Shastri went on to talk about the IPL benefits Indian Cricket by bringing young talent on to the forefront. “The more I see the IPL, you can see there are already two-three other guys there who are knocking on the doors which augurs well for Indian cricket. When there is competition, it makes even your main bowlers work even that harder to stay fit and if you don’t, there will be somebody else,” said the veteran cricketer.
Former Australian star player, Michael Clarke showered praise on the Indian team and the brand of aggressive-confident Cricket and said, “They’re a brilliant team, particularly in the ODI format, and there’s no doubt about it. Just sitting here and listening to their attitude (referring to Rohit Sharma), they’re halfway there. Sport is all about attitude and having confidence in your own ability and your team’s ability. You struggle when there is self-doubt. Big tournaments are won on your self-confidence and when you play with freedom