Ravi Shastri in support of Virat Kohli: Ravi Shastri is constantly seen standing in support of star player and former captain of Team India Virat Kohli. During Kohli’s captaincy, Ravi Shastri was associated with Team India as a director and coach for a long time. Former coach Shastri has given a big statement in defense of Virat Kohli. He has said that many good and senior players of Team India have not won the World Cup.
In fact, former coach Ravi Shastri was giving his statement on the captaincy controversy of Team India while talking to the media, when a reporter questioned him on Virat Kohli not winning a single ICC trophy as captain. To which Shastri said, ‘Even the big players of Team India have not won the World Cup, Sourav Ganguly has not won the World Cup, Rahul Dravid has never won the World Cup, Laxman, Kumble, Rohit Sharma also haven’t won the World Cup. That doesn’t mean they are all bad players. Sachin Tendulkar also had to play 6 World Cups to win the World Cup.
Ravi Shastri in support of Virat Kohli:
Former coach Ravi Shastri while talking to the media in the Legends Cricket League being played in Oman said, “Team India has only 2 world winning captains so far. You always go to win and it’s not like players should always be judged by World Cup wins. You will be judged by how was your cricket career as a player, for how long you played, and by your best game.”
Team India lost in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy, the semi-finals in the 2019 World Cup and the group round in the 2021 T20 World Cup under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. The reason for the defeat of Team India in these three tournaments was the decisions of the team management and the captain on critical occasions. Coach Ravi Shastri was seen defending himself along with the captain. Team India had captured the World Cup only in 2011 and 1983, won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and won its last ICC tournament as the Champions Trophy in 2013.