Ravi Shastri was on Friday reappointed as the Team India Head Coach, till the end of the ICC World T20 2021 India.
Shastri beat Mike Hesson and Tom Moody in the day-long interviews and presentations that were made to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Kapil Dev, Ansuhman Gaekwad and Shanta Rangaswamy.
At the press conference, Kapil Dev was asked if Virat Kohli, the Team India Skipper, had been consulted. Kohli had before the West Indies tour given Shastri his backing.
In response, Kapil Dev said:
"Absolutely not, had we asked him we would have asked the entire squad. We didn't and we didn't have that facility."
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Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri got a second-term as Team India's head coach. He was selected after Anil Kumble had stepped down from the role after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 where India faced a huge defeat against arch-rivals Pakistan. Prior to his coaching career, he had served as the Team Director from 2014-2016. In those years, the Men In Blue were knocked crashed out in the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and ICC World T20 2016 respectively.
Under Shastri, India have won over 70% of their matches. These victories include whitewashing Sri Lanka in their own backyard in Tests, ODI's and T20Is in the 2017/18 season, home series win against Australia and New Zealand, limited-overs bilateral series wins against South Africa, Asia Cup 2018, the historic Test series wins against Australia Down Under followed by bilateral ODI series wins against the Aussies and the Kiwis. Away Test series losses against South Africa and England, losing to Australia at home earlier this year and a semi-final exit in World Cup 2019 are something which was witnessed during his tenure.
In the next two years i.e. from the 2019-2021 cycle, Team India will be taking part in two ICC World T20 tournaments apart from the ICC World Test Championship which kicks off from the ongoing West Indies tour. Next year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will also begin the One-Day Championship.