Monty Panesar praised Team India coach Ravi Shastri. He said that Shastri played an important role in the success of the team during the tour of Australia. (Photo-Ravi Shastri Instagram)
Former England spinner Monty Panesar has praised Team India’s coach Ravi Shastri. He said that the way Shastri changed the losing bet in favor of Team India on the tour of Australia, it is truly praiseworthy.
New Delhi. Former England spinner Monty Panesar has praised Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri. He said that the performance of the team in the last few months shows that it is more Shastri’s team India than Virat Kohli. Panesar credited Team India with the victory in the recent Test series against Australia to Shastri. He said that in the absence of Virat Kohli, Shastri, despite falling behind in the Test series, enthused Team India and the result of this is that he defeated Australia in his home for the second consecutive Test series. Panesar said in a conversation with India Today that in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide, Team India were reduced to 36 runs. After this, Captain Kohli also returned home due to personal reasons. The team’s command came in the hands of Ajinkya Rahane. In a situation when the team lost the first Test badly. It was truly amazing to come back from there. Because one by one, many important players were also injured and dropped out of the team. Despite this, Shastri made such a living in Team India that he made his name in the four-Test series 2-1. Also read, Kohli needs Ashwin to understand the playing condition, Jaffer tightens Ravi Shastri gave the mantra of victory to the team during the tour of AustraliaFielding coach R Sridhar also revealed the secret of Team India’s success after the Test series against Australia. He had told how a mantra of Ravi Shastri increased the confidence of the whole team that then the team did not look back. In fact, at that time, Shastri had given a mantra to all the players in the team meeting to put the team’s total score of 36 in the second innings of the Adelaide Test on the chest like a badge. He wanted every player of the team to remember this wound he got from Australia. Their formula worked and Team India proved itself to be the best. India won 7 Tests under WTC Team India is currently preparing for the World Test Championship. The WTC final is to be played between India and New Zealand from 18 to 22 June in Southampton, England. India played a total of 17 Tests under the WTC. In this, he had won 12 and lost 4, while one match was a draw. At the same time, New Zealand won 7 Tests and lost 4. Team India was in the first place in the points table. Regarding the WTC final, Panesar said that India-New Zealand can see an equal competition between the two teams. However, if the match goes on for a full five days, then there is a strong possibility of Team India winning.