Twitterati tear into Ravi Shastri after he taunted previous Indian cricket teams

Twitterati tear into Ravi Shastri after he taunted previous Indian cricket teams

Here is what the Twitterati had to say on Shastri’s claims.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The swords are out after India lost the fourth Test against England in Southampton earlier this week and with that, the third series in that country since 2011. After former Indian captains Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag indirectly lashed out at India’s head coach Ravi Shastri over the team’s dismissal performance, the latter defended the current team’s show overseas and it left the Twitterati aghast with the latter.

On September 5, Shastri said ahead of the fifth and final Test at the Oval that the current Indian team put up a good show overseas than any Indian team did in the last 15-20 years. He said the current lot won nine matches overseas besides three series – something that no other Indian side could ever achieve.

Shastri’s nine Tests & three series victory

The nine Tests that Shastri mentioned were against Sri Lanka (five), West Indies (two) and South Africa and England (one each) and three series that India won were against Sri Lanka (twice) and the Windies. However, the Indian team under the former all-rounder’s tutelage lost two major series overseas series this year – 1-2 against South Africa and now against England. India have more tough away series lined up in the coming months and with India’s poor show continuing uninterrupted on foreign soil, not many are hopeful either.

However, Shastri’s assertion did not go do well with the Twitterati. The man made claims that the current Indian team has the potential to become one of the best travellers in the world and that the visitors came to England this time to dominate more than compete. However, as it was seen, India could win only one of the first four Tests, losing the series with a game to spare.

The Twitterati tore into the 56-year-old for his taking a dig at former Indian teams that did better on foreign soil, especially under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. Although India did not win too many series abroad, but they showed a remarkable improvement in their performance overseas and did not surrender meekly as it was often found in the previous eras.

Ganguly’s team won India their first series against Pakistan and drew Australia in Australia after taking a lead besides drawing England in England. Under the captaincy of his successor Rahul Dravid, India won series in countries like the West Indies and England and also took a lead in South Africa before losing the series.

Shastri, however, has had a sour relation with Ganguly in the recent past over the episode of selection of the national coach. Though he initially lost out the race to Anil Kumble, he returned later after Kumble quit allegedly over a fallout with skipper Virat Kohli.

Here is what the Twitterati had to say on Shastri’s claims: