The World Cup final hero Gautam Gambhir has called the current head coach Ravi Shastri’s statement as childish. Ravi Shastri had recently made a comment on the England tour in which he said that the current Indian team has had the best run in the last 15 years. In fact, a lot of former players had gone on to condemn Ravi Shastri.
Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir questioned what Ravi Shastri has won in his career apart from winning the World series. Thus, Gambhir is surprised to note such audacious statements from the head coach. In fact, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly had also called Shastri’s comments as ‘immature’.
What Ravi Shastri achieved in his career? – Questions Gambhir.
Gautam Gambhir said while talking to Cricket Next, “I am not sure how people who haven’t won anything, give these types of statements. I don’t know what Ravi Shastri has achieved in his career apart from World series in Australia. I don’t think so he has been part of any overseas win. So when you haven’t won yourself, how can you give such kind of statements. I am sure people would not have taken it seriously and I am sure he must have not seen enough cricket. Had he seen enough cricket, he would not have given that kind of a statement because that was very childish”.
Ravi Shastri’s statement had drawn a lot of flak as it doesn’t make sense to compare the current team with teams of the past era. India lost the series against England and that added fuel to the fire for the current head coach.
“I can’t see any other Indian team in the last 15-20 years that has had the same run in such a short time, and you have had some great players playing in those series. So the promise is there, and it’s just about getting tougher mentally. You have got to hurt when you lose matches because that’s when you look within and come out with the right kind of answers to combat such situations and get past the finishing line. One day you will if you believe,” PTI quoted Shastri as saying.
Gautam Gambhir is known to hit the nail on the head with his statement. Gambhir had recently retired from the game after scoring a fine hundred in his swansong for Delhi.