Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Credits: Twitter)

Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri said that he is happy to be back in the commentary box after a gruelling few years with the Indian team where he was the head coach.

Shastri had a great stint with the team where he oversaw the rise of the Test team to the top of the rankings and also saw them dominate the bilateral white-ball series.

One blemish that remains on his resume is the lack of an ICC trophy. However, the former all-rounder wasn’t worried about it and said that he is happy to take a step back and watch the fun from the commentary box.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri (Image Credits: Twitter)

Life is definitely easier in the commentary box (than coaching the Indian cricket team). It is fairly a relaxed job now but to be honest I have been richer by the experience (India coaching stint). The seven-year stint has been a huge experience for me,” Shastri said during the lunch break on the third day.

Ravi Shastri set to commentate in the T20 Vitality Blast

Shastri also revealed that he signed a deal with Sky Sports which will see him be part of the commentary team throughout the English summer. This also includes the T20 Vitality Blast which is ongoing at the moment.

Wasim Akram and Ravi Shastri. Photo- IPL
Wasim Akram and Ravi Shastri. Photo- IPL

No yar, I am whole summer here in England as I have this contract with SKY for the whole summer. Doing all the matches of English summer which includes T20 Blast as well. The series is not on TV and it will be on FanCode and I will be doing commentary for them from here (England),” he also mentioned.

Shastri will certainly go down as one of the best coaches and the Indian fans will be grateful for the team he built alongside Virat Kohli in the longest format of the game.

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