Indian Crickets Key Achievements During His Tenure as Head Coach
Indian head coach Ravi Shastri resigned as head coach after India withdrew from the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli & Co failed to qualify for the running backs -finals after losing their first two games against Pakistan and New Zealand.
Shastri, who took over the reins in 2017 of Anil kumble, has taken Indian cricket to unprecedented heights. His men’s management skills were at the forefront of keeping cricketers together and didn’t let any negative forces enter the locker room.
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He finished with a winning percentage of almost 64.5, winning 118 games out of 183 games in all formats. As Ravi Shastri part ways in style, let’s take a look at some of the major accomplishments of Indian crickets under Ravi Shastri.
1) India inflicted a wash on the West Indies in a Caribbean Test Series for the first time.
2) Under Ravi Shastri, India made history by becoming the first Asian team to beat Australia in a series of tests in their own backyard.
3) India qualified for the final of the inaugural edition of the World Trial Championship under the leadership of Ravi Shastri. However, Virat Kohli & Co. lost the final by eight wickets as New Zealand were crowned champions.
4) India were the top team in the 2019 ICC World Cup group stages and dominated the points table to reach the semi-final of the competition. However, the Men in Blue suffered a heartbreaking loss to New Zealand in the semi-finals to withdraw from the tournament.
5) Ravi Shastri kept a relatively young squad in the absence of many top picks as India beat Australia at home to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the second time in a row.
6) Under the leadership of Ravi Shastri, India won a T20I series in South Africa, New Zealand, England and Australia.
7) India took a 2-1 lead in the five-game series against England earlier this year during Ravi Shastri’s tenure before the rubber was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp.
8) Under Ravi Shastri, the Indian team has become a force to be reckoned with in the cricket test, retaining the world number one for 42 months from 2016 to 2020.
9) Ravi Shastri also oversaw a 3-0 Sri Lanka bleach in 2017, the first time they’ve achieved such a feat.
10) India formed a powerful bowling unit under the leadership of Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun which shone in all conditions and against the best in the world.
Ravi Shastri will bow out as one of the best coaches India has ever witnessed. Former captain of India Rahul dravid, who has been appointed to replace Shastri, will have big shoes to fill.