India cricket coach, Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Photo: Twitter)

India’s run in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 came to an end after a nine-wicket win against Namibia on Monday. India finished the Super 12 stage at third spot with six points in Group 2 below Pakistan and New Zealand, who defeated them in their first two games.

It was the last match for Virat Kohli as the captain of India’s T20I team, and it also marked the end of Ravi Shastri’s tenure as the head coach of the team.

India team has exceeded the expectations: Ravi Shastri

Shastri and Kohli’s partnership was very famous in the public eye for the respect they had for each other and the camaraderie they displayed in their professional stint.

Shastri, who was appointed as the head coach for the first time in 2017, said that the Indian team has exceeded well since he took the charge.

Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli, India
Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

When I took over the job five years ago, the team has exceeded those expectations, and that for me is the ultimate thing,” Shastri told Times Now.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Credits: Twitter)

This team was good enough to win at least 2 ICC trophies: Ravi Shastri

Shastri might not have achieved an ICC trophy under his tenure, but definitely, he has revamped India’s Test structure, especially in overseas tours.

For the first time, India won a Test series in Down Under in 2018/19 and followed their success in 2020/21.

Shastri said that India could have at least won two ICC tournaments under his tenure.

“It’s not a regret. The team has done so well across formats over the years. It’s a disappointment. Because in my mind, this team was good enough to win at least two ICC trophies (in my tenure),” he added. 

Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid is appointed as the new head coach of the Indian team, and he will take charge in the upcoming bilateral series against New Zealand at home.

Rohit Sharma was named the captain for the T20I series against New Zealand, with KL Rahul named his deputy.

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