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newscricket20 days ago

Ravi Shastri’s ice-breaker helped me land India job, reveals Gary Kirsten

Former Indian head coach Gary Kirsten narrated the funny incident behind him getting the team India job and revealed that it was an intelligent ice-breaker from Ravi Shastri which helped him land the job. Kirsten also revealed that he mistook an official email from Sunil Gavaskar to be a hoax.
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newscricketa month ago

Kevin Pietersen looks at positives of enforced sabbaticals for sports persons

Kevin Pietersen has wondered if the enforced lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic has actually resulted in the extension of many careers. He has also felt that players with prior fitness issues and mental health issues would be benefitted massively with many might fall in love with the sport.
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newscricketa month ago

India’s loss to have not seen Amol Muzumdar play Test cricket, states Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri heaped praise on Amol Muzumdar, one of the greatest Mumbai batsmen of all time, and attested that it was a loss for Indian cricket to have not seen the right-hander don the whites. Despite amassing over 11,000 first-class runs, Muzumdar ended his career without playing a single Test.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | India open to playing bilateral series with Sri Lanka in July

The BCCI are reportedly willing for team India to travel to Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series in July, provided everything necessary falls into accordance with the directives that will be posed by the government. Earlier, SLC had requested BCCI to consider playing Sri Lanka in July.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL and bilateral series should be given preference over World T20, opines Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has opined that the ICC must consider giving bilateral series and IPL (domestic cricket) more importance than the 15-team World T20 in Australia. On top of that, the Indian coach also added that it is a great time for all the countries to focus on their domestic cricket.
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newscricket2 months ago

Not sure if Ravi Shastri is giving advice to current guys, feels Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh has taken a dig at the current coaching staff and stated that the current cricketers have no one to talk to when it comes to proper advice. Yuvraj has further added that Vikram Rathour might not be the best person to coach a T20 cricketer for his lack of experience at that level.
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newscricket2 months ago

The 1985 World Series side could have beaten Virat Kohli’s men, feels Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has stated that the 1985 World Series side had the right combination of youth and experience and even could have beaten the current Indian side. He further added that New Zealand could be named as the strongest competitors in the Championship after runners-up Pakistan.
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newscricket2 months ago

Idea of involving national coaches in NCA was Rahul Dravid’s, reveals Saba Karim

BCCI’s GM of Cricket Operations Saba Karim has revealed that it was in fact Rahul Dravid’s idea to use the experience and expertise of national coaches in the National Cricket Academy(NCA). This includes Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun, Vikram Rathour and R. Sridhar.
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newscricket2 months ago

Was completely out of place on my Test debut, reminisces Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that after his first Test innings against the likes of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis at Karachi, he felt out of place as a cricketer and was in tears in the dressing room. Tendulkar also credited Ravi Shastri for the advice that helped him get over that horror memory.
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newscricket3 months ago

Increased revs on ball without decreasing my speed, admits Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar has revealed that his aim last season was to increase the revs that he imparts on the ball without decreasing his delivery speed. Washington also admitted that he received constant guidance from both Bharat Arun and Ravi Shastri which has been influential on his game.
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