India’s head coach Ravi Shastri stated that it is an honour and privilege to be retained as the coach of the team. The Cricket Advisory Committee announced on Friday that Shastri will continue to serve as the coach till 2021 T20I World Cup. Subsequently, Shastri gave his gratitude to Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad, and Shantha Rangaswamy for having the faith in him.

Ravi Shastri was able to get the maximum marks and retained his place with ease. In fact, Shastri was expected to retain his role of the head coach and it wasn’t a surprise to see his reappointment.

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Shastri gives gratitude to CAC members.

Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with BCCI, Shastri spoke about the future plans of the team. Shastri stated that the desire is to leave a legacy so that other teams try to emulate India in the next decade. Furthermore, Shastri spoke on the importance of fielding, especially in the white-ball format. The head coach stated that the team is on the right path and they try to improve themselves with every day.

Ravi Shastri said in the interview, “I would like to thank CAC, Shantha, Anshu, and Kapil for keeping the faith in me to continue for another 26 months. It is an honour and privilege to be part of the Indian team set up. The reason why I came up in this team because I had the belief in this team, I had the belief that they could leave a legacy very few teams have left behind for the years to come not just for the moment they are playing but for the times to come, a kind of legacy, the other teams would like to emulate”.

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Kapil Dev. Credit: PTI

Meanwhile, India would like to keep raising the bar under the tutelage of Ravi Shastri. Shastri has an impressive record as he has taken Indian cricket to new heights. The head coach shares a great bonhomie with Indian captain Virat Kohli and the rest of the team members.

However, India hasn’t been able to cross the last hurdle as they crumbled at the semi-final stage. Thus, Shastri will like to pull up the socks and delivered the results which are expected from the Indian team.