Current India head coach Ravi Shastri has unveiled the biggest disappointment in his cricketing career. He stated that the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand is the one that haunted him the most as India came very close to winning the game in last 30 minutes.
Ravi Shastri stated that the men in blue played brilliant cricket throughout the quadrennial event as they won more matches than any other side and to put the icing on the cake, team India topped the points table. But it was just a bad day for India.
Commendation goes to the Kiwis for displaying fearless cricket as India succumbed to 18 runs defeat. India were chasing a total of 240 but were bundled out for 221 runs.
“I will say the World Cup semi-final is the biggest disappointment. Those 30 minutes changed everything. We were right there and then it all slipped away. We played some very good cricket throughout the tournament.
“ We won more games than any other side, topped the table and that spoke of our dominance. But then, that’s a sport. One bad day and it was not ours to go any further,” said Ravi Shastri in a interview with TOI.
Ravi Shastri will be India’s head coach for another two years and he has pledged to make a statement in the cricketing world. Shastri’s reappointment will play a crucial part for the men in blue as they will be playing couple of ICC tournaments that includes T20I World Cup and the ICC World Test Championship.
“There are two ICC T20 tournaments over the next two years, in 2020 and 2021. The Test Championship has already commenced, so that becomes our top priority. We have a brilliant Test side that’s at the top of the ICC rankings and we need to keep the hard work going . In T20 we need to take a fresh approach and consolidate on the fabolous talent we have,” added Shastri.