Some raise questions at the end is the Ravi Shastri era of Indian cricket. Virat Kohli also took off his leadership armband in the T20 format. The captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri era began in Indian cricket after the departure of Anil Kumble as the national team coach. The last one could have been sweeter than this.
Kohli’s India went to Mission T20 World Cup 2012 as a favourite. But without writing two matches, the writing became clear. The farewell song of the Indian team was officially written on Sunday.
To the surprise of the entire cricketing world, his team was knocked out of the T20 World Cup. Despite his failure at the World Cup, Ravi Shastri continues to be hailed by Team Virat as one of the “best cricket teams of all time.” He is proud of the fighting spirit of the boys. Shastri says that under his coaching, India has proved that this team is equally destructive abroad.
Virat-Rohit’s successor could not bring up in the Ravi Shastri era
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Coach Ravi Shastri: Question
But at the end of the Ravi Shastri era raises some questions. These questions might not have arisen if he had left the desert to become a champion. The dark side would have been covered by the light of success. The question is why it has failed.
Sachin Tendulkar then was at the end of his career. Who would take the helm of the batting if he fell was a frequent question in Indian cricket at that time? Virat Kohli was prepared to fill the void. Rohit Sharma was also growing up in the shadow of seniors. Virat Kohli himself is still the best batsman in the world. No one is not afraid of his batting. But Vicky says Kohli is now 33. His deputy, Rohit Sharma 35. They will not rule for long. Who will be the ruler of the great empire left behind?
The Shastri-Kohli partnership started on a very high note, but they ended with the lowest point. Ever since Ravi Shastri start working, he has been saying that this team is the best team ever in the country. If you preach orally, it can no longer be called the best. Only when the crown of excellence rises on the head can it be said that you are the best.
Coach Ravi Shastri: No ICC Trophy
The captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri duo had the chance to be the best in the ICC tournament more than once. In the2019 World cup, India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final. Again in 2021, India lost against New Zealand in World Test Championship. And the T20 world cup, India faced a digester. First time lost to Pakistan in any world cup match. Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli got three ICC tournaments. But not once did he win the title. Lack of planning has been noticed again and again.
The Indian team has played four knockout matches in the ICC tournament during the Ravi Shastri era, winning only one and losing on two occasions.
Coach Ravi Shastri: Middle-Order
Captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri’s lack of planning in team building has come to the fore again and again. Before the 2019 World Cup, Ambati Rayudu was selected for number four. Rayudu was playing in limited-overs matches before the world cup. By playing bilateral series, he was preparing for the big stage.
But Rayudu was thrown out just before the world cup and was not selected for the world cup. Then Vijay Shankar was included in the team. That Shankar failed on the stage of the World Cup. He had to get injured and get knocked out.
This year’s tournament is no exception. Suryakumar Yadav is known as the ‘Crisis Man’ in the IPL. In domestic cricket, he is called ‘Sky.’ But Suryakumar could not touch the sky in the World Cup. Abesh Khan and Venkatesh Ayyar, who performed so well in IPL, remained neglected. But for some unknown reason, Hardik Pandya was carried away.
Coach Ravi Shastri: Bowling
At one point, Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli were emphasizing wrist spinners. They were looking for Kul-Cha pair to win the match. But both spinners are now far from the orbit of the national team. Yuzbendra Chahal has taken 18 wickets in this year’s IPL. If a good performance in the BCCI mega tournament is the key to getting a chance in the team, then Chahal could have got a place. Judging by the IPL, Chahal did have a very good performance this time.
But He was replaced by Rahul Chahar.
Chahar is also a wrist spinner. But he played only in the Namibian match. In the rest of the matches, he watched the game sitting in the dugout. Even Harbhajan Singh has said that he does not believe that Rahul Chahar is better than Yuzbendra Chahal.
Rahul’s brother Deepak made the best spell of T20 cricket against Bangladesh a couple of years ago. He took six wickets for seven runs. This time he took 14 wickets in 15 matches for Chennai Super Kings in IPL. But he was not included in the World Cup squad.
Coach Ravi Shastri: Wast of Talent
Once upon a time, there was talk of Australian cricket, so much talent out there. The talent is being wasted. Not everyone gets a baggy green hat.
In the Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli era, talent is being wasted, has been, and is being wasted in this country too. Match winners like Ravichandran Ashwin were almost forgotten. He returned to T20 cricket after four years in limited-over cricket. He was also surprised to get a place on the World Cup team. However, despite having such a Brahmastra in his hand, he was not dropped from the first match. He played first against Afghanistan. By then, the dream of winning the T20 world cup was already over.
Batsmen like Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson did not get enough chances to play. And in bowling, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Khalil Ahmed, no one can say anything about them.