Ravi Shastri

Virender Sehwag Opts For Silence After India Head Coach Snub

After a lot of twists and turns in announcing the Indian men’s cricket team head coach, Ravi Shastri was finally the chosen one for the cricket board’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). Virender Sehwag, who was at one time perceived as the front-runner for the post, was left empty-handed. On Tuesday, during a promotional event in Mumbai, Sehwag evaded questions on the controversial selection of the head coach after being pipped by Shastri for

Virat Kohli will have to manage three big egos

‘On paper’ is a tricky term in sport. Like, the Virat Kohli-led India were favourites ‘on paper’ to defeat Pakistan in Champions Trophy final, but what transpired on field was opposite. The occurrences post that title clash loss saw Indian cricket go through a tumultuous time, culminating in a day-long drama involving confusion, denial and acceptance. The outcome of the potboiler has given India – on paper, that is –

Virat Kohli swings it Ravi Shastri's way after high drama in bid for India coach

Team India finally has a new coach. After weeks of high drama and anxiety around the Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli rift, several players in the side will breathe a sigh of relief after the Cricket Advisory Committee named Ravi Shastri as Kumble’s successor. Shastri’s appointment does not come as a major surprise. But it does complete a full cycle for the former captain, who was bitterly disappointed after being overlooked in

Yuvraj Singh likely to be ruled out of semi-finals against West Indies

India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is likely to sit out of the second semi-final of the ongoing World T20 against the West Indies on Thursday due to an ankle injury. According to sources, the team management are sweating over the various options they have on the bench, including batsman Ajinkya Rahane and all-rounder Pawan Negi. Sources say, while manager Ravi Shastri wants Rahane to replace Yuvraj in the middle order, captain Mahendra

Ravi Shastri wants to try all combinations before World T20

Ahead of the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka, India team director Ravi Shastri said he is aiming at trying all possible combinations to get the best squad prior to the forthcoming World T20 at home next month. Having whitewashed Australia 3-0 in their own backyard, the Indians were expected to do well at home against the Lankans as they prepare to host the World T20 in March-April. But

Don't mess around legends like Dhoni, says Ravi Shastri

In awe of Virat Kohli’s meteoric rise, Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri on Thursday said the swashbuckling batsman seems like a mirror-image of West Indian great Viv Richards and “wields his willow like a fencer does to his sword.” “Some of his (Kohli) batting reminded me of Viv – like the way the great man dominated all formats of the game he played. He is an in your face kind

Ravi Shastri has been terrific as team director: Rahul Dravid

Batting legend Rahul Dravid has given a thumbs up to Ravi Shastri and said the current Indian cricket team director has done a terrific job in his role so far. According to latest media reports, Shastri will be announced as the new head coach after the conclusion of the team’s tour of Bangladesh where they are playing a Test and three One-Day Internationals (ODI) against the hosts. The post of

Ravi Shastri could continue as Team Director until 2016 World T20

The Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) could further extend Ravi Shastri’s contract as Team India director until the World T20. As per a report in the Time of India, BCCI after consultation with the newly formed cricket advisory committee, could take this decision. As Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman meet with BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya and secretary Anurag Thakur in Kolkata on Saturday, finding a

Gautam Gulati set to play Ravi Shastri?

‘Bigg Boss 8’ winner Gautam Gulati was successful in winning the hearts of millions by this antics on the show. Now that the actor is looking forward to make his big Bollywood dream come true, a rumour about him has started floating in the industry. According to a leading tabloid, Gauti will be seen playing none other than ace Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri in Mohammad Azharuddin’s biopic called ‘Azhar’. The

Rajeev Shukla appointed new IPL chairman

Rajeev Shukla has been appointed the new chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council on Monday, the BCCI confirmed the news with a press release. Shukla had resigned from the post in June, 2013, following a scandal over corruption and spot-fixing in the tournament. He replaces Ranjib Biswal who was the interim chairman of the council. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly and current team director Ravi Shastri were

“Virat used a knife and he stabbed Dhawan": Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Team India captain, talking about a dressing room unrest  sought to quell the speculation with a dash of humour Thursday, saying “Virat Kohli used a knife and he stabbed Shikhar Dhawan.  When he recovered, we pushed him out to bat. Dhoni was replying to a question during pre match press conference when asked if Ravi Shastri indeed had to separate the two batsmen as per reports this

Support staff changes could have been made after ODIs: Rahul Dravid

Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has said that he would have preferred to wait till the end of India`s England tour to make changes to the support staff as such decisions could be “tough on everyone concerned”. Talking about the appointment of former India captain Ravi Shastri as Team Director after India lost the fifth and final Test against England in under three days to go down 1-3 in the