Former head coach of the Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri has finally talked about what it will be like for him after he quits his job as coach of India after the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Former Indian cricketer and commentator Ravi Shastri was appointed head coach of the Indian cricket team in 2017. He obtained his extended terms in 2019 until the end of the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Former Indian cricketer and legendary batsman Rahul Dravid has been named his successor in all formats.
While you talk to New Indian Express, 59-year-old former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri shed light on his future after quitting his job in India.
When asked what’s next for him, he said there are many things to do, but he’ll take a break first. He also talked about how the game has evolved in terms of media and digital space.
Ravi Shastri opens up to coaching an IPL franchise
He continued that he is open to training at the grassroots level and if he gets a chance in the IPL, he definitely won’t say no. While he also added that television is there too, but at first, he will take a break.
“I would definitely be part of the coach at grassroots level and there is no question. Who knows if you will have a chance in the IPL in the future, then I certainly would not say no.” – Ravi Shastri (to Indian Express)
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It should be noted that, according to various reports, one of two new franchises in IPL 2022, the Ahmedabad-based franchise, has made an offer to Ravi Shastri to become their head coach in their debut season. There have been no further developments on that front.
Ravi Shastri as India’s head coach
Ravi Shastri has turned out to be one of the most successful Head Coaches for Team India. Under his coach, India defeated big boys like England and Australia in their home and built a very strong team.
However, Team India failed to win any major trophies under him. The Men in Blue were knocked out of the Cricket World Cup semi-final in 2019. They also lost the World Test Championship final in 2021, both to New Zealand.