Former Indian player Gautam Gambhir is not happy with India’s outgoing head coach Ravi Shastri’s statement of Virat Kohli’s team being the best in the world.
Shastri’s tenure as India’s head coach ended after the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE, where India finished third on the points table, failing to qualify for the semi-final round.
Ravi Shastri said Virat Kohli’s team is the best in the world
Under Shastri, India did achieve back to back series win in Down Under and are very close to winning their first Test series in England since 2007 after leading 2-1 in the incomplete Test series against England. In one of his interviews, Shastri had called this Indian team the best in the world.
It’s really a pity that this statement came from Ravi Shastri: Gautam Gambhir
However, Gambhir seems to be unhappy with the statement of the former Indian coach and said that one should not boast about its own team and let others speak. Gambhir also said that new coach Rahul Dravid would never say something like that.
“It’s really a pity that this statement came from him; you will never hear this kind of statement from Dravid. That’s the basic difference between Dravid and others,” Gambhir told Times Now Navbharat.
“When you win, let others talk about it. You won in Australia, that’s a big achievement no doubt. You won in England, performed well, no doubt. But let others praise you. You won’t hear such statements from Rahul Dravid. Whether India play good or bad, his statements will always remain balanced. Moreover, it will reflect on other players.
“The one thing I found surprising is that when you play well, you don’t usually boast about it. It’s fine if others talk about it; when we won the 2011 World Cup, no one gave statements saying that this team is the best in the world, let alone the country,” he added.
Recently, India won their first T20I series against New Zealand 3-0 under the new team management led by Dravid.