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Ravi Shastri rates his 18 months stint as Indian team's Director the most memorable of his life
Ravi Shastri rates his 18 months stint as Indian team's Director the most memorable of his life

Ravi Shastri mentored the Indian team till the World T20 held earlier this yearFormer Indian all-rounder, Ravi Shastri stated that his time as the Team Director of the Indian cricket team was the most cherished time of his life. Shastri had been appointed soon after India’s 3-1 Test series defeat to England and held the post till the recently concluded World T20.Speaking of his time as Director in an interview to the PTI, Ravi Shastri said,

May 26 2016
Shane Watson: Rahul Dravid will do an incredible job as Indian Coach
Shane Watson: Rahul Dravid will do an incredible job as Indian Coach

Shane Watson and Rahul Dravid played together for the now-suspended Rajasthan Royals New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Veteran Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has backed batting legend Rahul Dravid to step in as the Indian cricket team's head coach, should the former captain get the cricket board's nod for the vacant post."At the starting point, there is no doubt about the quality of person Rahul Dravid is. I was very fortunate to kn

May 26 2016
New Team India Coach: BCCI opens applications for job, deadline 10 June
New Team India Coach: BCCI opens applications for job, deadline 10 June

Ravi Shastri and his support staff have drawn praise from the top brassBCCI have officially begun the hunt for appointing a new coach for the Indian team by setting June 10 as the deadline in accepting applications from prospective candidates. Speaking to the media, Board President Anurag Thakur revealed that the incoming selection will join Virat Kohli’s Test side prior to the Caribbean tour.Thakur who recently took over the Presidency fro

May 22 2016
BCCI to advertise for India chief coach job
BCCI to advertise for India chief coach job

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) New Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur on Sunday said the board will advertise for the vacant post of the national team's chief coach where interested candidates can put their names forward. Thakur took over the cricket board's top post fromm Shashank Manohar, who stepped down to take up the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman's job. After the departure of previous coach Duncan Fl

May 22 2016
Ravi Shastri angry with his portrayal in the Movie 'Azhar'
Ravi Shastri angry with his portrayal in the Movie 'Azhar'

Ravi Shastri during a practice session with the Indian teamFormer Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin’s biopic “Azhar” seems to have irked several people. The Emraan Hashmi starter film has now irritated former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri. According to a report in Times of India, Shastri is extremely angry by his portrayal in the movie. The Tony D’Souza-directed biopic doesn’t address any of Azharuddin&rsq

Ravi Shastri says Virat Kohli has the same mindset as Viv Richards
Ravi Shastri says Virat Kohli has the same mindset as Viv Richards

Ravi Shastri (left) and Virat Kohli (right) during a practice session in AustraliaFormer Team Director of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri is back behind the microphone for the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League. In a recent interview with Wisden India, he talked about his time as the team director and about star Indian batsman Virat Kohli.The 53-year-old cricketer was appointed as the team director by the BCCI for India’s tour

Apr 26 2016
Ravi Shastri clears the air on the Wankhede pitch curator controversy
Ravi Shastri clears the air on the Wankhede pitch curator controversy

Ravi Shastri has cleared the air on that Wankhede pitch curator controversyTeam India’s director Ravi Shastri’s contract ended on 1st April 2016 and he is back in the commentary box in the ongoing IPL 2016. The performance of the Indian cricket team was decent during his stint as there were more highs than lows.However, the most controversial moment of his tenure was definitely the altercation he had with the pitch curator Sudhir

Apr 11 2016
5 things India gained from the Ravi Shastri era
5 things India gained from the Ravi Shastri era

In the second semi-final of the ICC World T20 at Mumbai, the West Indies beat India by 7 wickets which led to India’s ouster from the tournament. The defeat also marked the end of Ravi Shastri’s tenure as the director of the Indian cricket team. It was a position which the former India all-rounder had held since August 2014. Given that the 53-year old was at the helm of the Indian team’s backroom proceedings for almost 2 years,

Apr 8 2016
BCCI will discuss over Rahul Dravid's candidature for coach of Indian senior team
BCCI will discuss over Rahul Dravid's candidature for coach of Indian senior team

The decision maker – Anurag ThakurWith Rahul Dravid’s name doing the rounds as one of the most eligible candidate to become the coach of the Indian senior team, Anurag Thakur, BCCI secretary added more fuel to the rumours by saying that the BCCI will have to discuss and deliberate over Rahul Dravid’s candidature before the board takes any decision on who will be the next coach of the Indian senior team.Thakur, however, while tal

Apr 7 2016
Rahul Dravid speaks up on becoming the coach of the Indian team
Rahul Dravid speaks up on becoming the coach of the Indian team

Mr Dependable Rahul Dravid Mr. Dependable Rahul Dravid chose to go slow and steady amid rumours of his name doing rounds for the coach's role with the Indian senior team.Asked about his chances of taking up the high-profile job with Ravi Shastri's contract as Team Director coming to an end after the completion of ICC World T20, the Wall deliberately did not give any conclusive reply.For Dravid, any decision on taking up coach

Apr 6 2016
Reports: BCCI not to renew contracts of Sunil Gavaskar, L Sivaramakrishnan
Reports: BCCI not to renew contracts of Sunil Gavaskar, L Sivaramakrishnan

Gavaskar’s contract will not be renewed by the BCCIThe Board of Control for Cricket for India has reportedly decided not to renew the contracts of Sunil Gavaskar and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan. Whether or not they will be able to continue their commentary stint will then be dependent on broadcasters Star Sports. Gavaskar, the former Indian legend apparently draws a salary of around Rs 3.6 crore per annum. Along with Gavaskar, the BCC

Apr 5 2016
Wasim Akram wants Ravi Shastri to continue as India's team director
Wasim Akram wants Ravi Shastri to continue as India's team director

‘I think Shastri should be in the hot seat”Advising selectors not to wield the axe after India's World T20 semi-final exit, Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram believes Ravi Shastri should continue as the team director."None of the teams from the sub-continent could reach the final of the WT20. For (Indian skipper) M.S. Dhoni and his boys the setback is all the more as they were being considered hot favourites on home soil,&q

Apr 5 2016
The Cricket Advisory Committee to take a call on Ravi Shastri's future with the Indian team
The Cricket Advisory Committee to take a call on Ravi Shastri's future with the Indian team

Ravi Shastri with MS DhoniAfter India’s semifinal exit at the 2016 ICC World T20, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has said that the decision on whether to renew the contract of Team Director Ravi Shastri or appoint a new coach for the side, will be taken by the Cricket Advisory Committee, consisting of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman."Ravi Shastri's contract has ended. We are looking at a full-time coach and

Apr 2 2016
India vs West Indies: Ravi Shastri credits Virat Kohli for believing in his ability
India vs West Indies: Ravi Shastri credits Virat Kohli for believing in his ability

Ravi Shastri with Virat KohliIndian cricket team director Ravi Shastri on Wednesday heaped praise on star batsman Virat Kohli for his consistent performances in the ongoing World Twenty20.India face the West Indies in the second semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.After a disappointing loss to New Zealand in their campaign opener, 2007 edition champions India came back strongly to outclass Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia t

Mar 30 2016
India vs West Indies: Ravi Shastri urges team to bring 'A' game to semi-finals
India vs West Indies: Ravi Shastri urges team to bring 'A' game to semi-finals

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni talks to his Team Director Ravi Shastri during a practice session India's top order batsmen have not performed well enough at the World Twenty20, with the exception of Virat Kohli, and must improve against a dangerous West Indies side in Thursday's semi-final, team director Ravi Shastri said."You need it (a performance) in a big game like the semi-finals," Shastri told reporters on Wednes

Mar 30 2016
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