NEW DELHI (Web Desk) Despite feeling that his 18-month term as India’ cricket Director was the “most cherished and memorable phase” of his life, Ravi Shastri is quiet about whether he wants to continue in the position, Indian media reported on Thursday.
“It has been the most memorable phase of my life if I just look back at what we achieved as a team during this phase. Credit to the boys for making it special,” Shastri said.
Shastri took over as the Team Director after India’s 1-3 Test series defeat against England in August 2014 and was there until the end of ICC World T20, earlier this year.
“Yes, I have had success as a player. I fondly remember 1985 World Championship of Cricket, 1983 World Cup and proud of those but this phase as the Team Director was special. Look at some of the performances during this phase.
“We beat England in England in ODIs. (For the) first time a team whitewashed Australia in any format (3-0 in T20s) Down Under, winning a Test series in Sri Lanka after 22 years, beating South Africa in a Test series at home after a decade.
Asked if he had spoken to the BCCI and planned ahead for this young Indian team, Shastri said: “I have spoken to them long back. I have given them my feedback. Beyond that, I won’t say anything.”
He also said that he has seen Virat Kohli evolve into India’s premier batsman during his time as cricket Director and the star batsman’s the four centuries in Australia were some of his best performances.