Ravi Shashtri has resulted as one of the finest coaches for the Indian cricket team. Under him, the team became one of the most undefeated ones. He recently retired as a coach and now spends time away from the field.
On Virat Kohli stepping down as the Indian captain from all three forms of the game especially the test format has been quite a debate around the country. All different kinds of people expressed their feelings on the same and spoke about who could succeed Kohli as a captain.
On this Ravi Shastri has said that he wanted Kohli to continue as a captain and not step down. “For sure, he could’ve led India for at least 2 years because next two years India would be playing at home and who is coming over – 9 and 10 jacks, if you see the rankings,” Shastri told a news portal.
This would be something not acceptable by other people of the game but this is what Shastri has to say.” He would have then probably made it to 50 wins under his captaincy and then a lot of people would have had difficulties in digesting that fact,” he added.
Shastri also added that whatever be it, we must respect the decision of Kohli and give him his space as he led the team so well for so long.
“Virat Kohli led India for 5-6 years in Tests and out of those, five years India was no. 1. No other Indian captain has this kind of record. There are only a handful of captains in the world with this kind of record. So, when the most successful captain decides to step down as captain it’s an individual’s decision because nobody has that record of 40 wins in 68 matches,” Ravi Shastri further said.
Under Kohli, India ended its wait for a Test series win Australia, and also topped the Test rankings for a long period of time. In fact, he has been the most successful captain of them all!