Asia Cup 2018: Victories against Pakistan were special - Ravi Shastri

Asia Cup 2018: Victories against Pakistan were Special – Ravi Shastri

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Ravi Shastri (Credits - BCCI)

Ahead of the Asia Cup 2018, the buzz was all about the games between India and Pakistan. A lot of former cricketers tipped Pakistan as the favourites against Virat Kohli-less Indian side. However, the result was something special for India, as they completely outsmarted their arch-rivals in the two games they had played. Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri terms the wins over Pakistan as ‘Clinical’.

Meanwhile, the head coach of the Indian team got criticised for India’s poor outing in England. However, he is a bit relieved person now, as India bagged their seventh Asia Cup title beating Bangladesh by three wickets in the finals. Meanwhile, Ravi once again dusted off the record books in his latest interview.

Winning in Pakistan’s den is special – Ravi Shastri

Recently, Ravi Shastri compared the yesteryear teams to the current crop and quoted the young boys have done exceptionally well. It triggered to numerous controversies, as it didn’t serve well for former legends of the game.

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Sarfraz shakes hands with Rohit during the Asia Cup 2018 (Photo by Getty Images)

Meanwhile, it seemed like Ravi Shastri once again tried to put the records on the table. Shastri stated he has been touring UAE for a long time now and it was a den for Pakistan. He inferred it by saying the victory in the gulf is a special feeling.

Further, he lauded the boys for their clinical performance. He highlighted the word Clinical by saying Indians are clinical in all sections of the game.

“To win over Pakistan with 20 overs and 10 overs to spare and that too in the gulf is special. I have been coming here since 1980. This is Pakistan’s den… so I must compliment the boys for putting up an absolutely clinical performance,” he quoted. 

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Team India went on to win the cup. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP)

”When I say clinical, I mean in all departments, batting bowling and fielding. You’ve got to raise the bar to that level to beat a team like Pakistan,” Ravi Shastri told Gulf News in a talk show hosted in Dubai.

However, as Ravi Shastri termed, India was pretty clinical against Pakistan during the Asia Cup 2018. Meanwhile, of late, the statements by Ravi Shastri seems like triggering a controversy in the Indian cricket.


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