IPL 2022: Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri in his recent conversation with “The Week,” said that he is absolutely ready to take up the coaching role for any IPL Franchise in the coming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he is well aware of the thinking process of the cricketers of the present generation.
Shastri recently quit his coaching roles in team India after India’s early crash in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. India lost two of its most important matches to Pakistan and New Zealand following which India’s chances of moving to the semis of the World Cup got diminished.
In the recent past, even before Shastri quit national duties, he was reported to have been approached by the officials of Ahmedabad based IPL franchise for the coaching role. Though it’s not confirmed, but Shastri along with Bharat Arun and R Sridhar are likely to link up with Ahmedabad for the IPL 2022.
“If asked, I would 100 per cent like to be a franchise coach. I will definitely do broadcast work. I have 25 years of experience there and have travelled the globe. [Also,] I now know how the modern player thinks,” Shastri was quoted as saying to The Week.
Ravi Shastri also talked about his decision say goodbye to Indian cricket:
The former Indian cricketer also opened up on his decision to end his tenure as India’s head coach after four years of service. Shastri coached India from 2017 to 2021. He took up the reins of the team in 2017 after Anil Kumble stepped down following a bitter fallout between Indian captain Virat Kohli and him.
“I decided in England that this was it. We had been on the road for two years. I needed to spend time with family. There is a time and place for everything. I had done my time. I gave it all, came [to the job] without any agenda,” he stated.
The 59-years old also heaped praises on Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his evolution as a cricketer and as the captain of the team. He reckons that it’s quite arduous to be the captain of the Indian side and he carried it through all these years and still continue to do so efficiently.
“At the end of the day, he has been a tactically sound captain. Efficient. People will always judge you by results, or not by how you got the runs, but how many runs you scored. He has evolved well; he has matured as a player. It is not easy being captain of the Indian team,” Shastri added.