Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri [Image: Twitter]

Outgoing India head coach Ravi Shastri believes that the batting average of legendary Australian batter Don Bradman would have gone down if he would have stayed in the bio-bubble for an extended period.

Legendary Australian cricketer Don Bradman holds the record of highest average in the history of Test Cricket. He played international cricket from 1928 to 1948 and he averaged 99.94 in Test cricket after playing 52 games.

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Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri
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Talking about the challenges of staying in the bio-bubble for an extended period Ravi

The team has been in a bubble for the last 6 months. I am mentally drained but these players are mentally and physically drained. We would have ideally liked a bigger gap between the IPL and the T20 World Cup,” Shastri said.

Notably, Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar’s tenures ended after India’s last match in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Also, Rahul Dravid has been appointed as new Head Coach of India National Cricket Team

In The Last 24 Months, They Have Been Home For 25 Days – Ravi Shastri

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Ravi Shastri further highlighted that several Indian players who play all three formats for India have been away from home for very long now.

When you are six months in the bubble, there are lots of players in this team who are all-format players. In the last 24 months, they have been home for 25 days. I do not care who you are, if you`re name is Bradman and you are in a bubble, your average will come down because you are human. It is not something you put petrol in the backside and expect the guy to move on.

It does not happen that way. These are tough times, in life, it is not what you accomplish, it is what you overcome and this is what this team has shown. They have shown the drive to hang in there. No complaints but sooner or later the bubble will burst, so you have to be careful,” he added. 

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Ravi Shastri
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Shastri admitted that India “lacked daring” during the New Zealand clash and he was hoping that India will bounce back strong in the next T20 World Cup which will take place in Australia next year.

Yes, we’re disappointed with the result in the first two games here but let’s be honest I’m not here to make any sorts of excuses. We lacked daring in the second game against New Zealand.

“It’s something for the boys to learn and they’ll get an opportunity again next year. It’s not often you have two World Cups in 12 months, so hopefully, they’ll go and kick some butt there,” he concluded.

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