Ravi Shastri

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Ravi Shastri said : “He has tremendous confidence in his ability. He reads the game extremely well. He always wanted to bat higher up the order He can bat like a No. 4 batter,” External link

news18 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about David Miller ) : “if he were on strike for the final over, he might have done exactly what David Miller did. He kept his cool” External link

news18 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “There is a burning desire to win, being a team from Gujarat, the final is in Gujarat, he wants to take that there,” External link

india Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:23:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : “He has tremendous confidence in his ability. He reads the game extremely well. He always wanted to bat higher up the order He can bat like a No. 4 batter. He reads the situations of the game, he reads the conditions, he knows his role and what is required and for captaining the side, the added responsibility has done wonders to his batting,” External link

india Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:23:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "In terms of experience, Rajasthan have a better bowling attack," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:50:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Hardik obviously (has impressed) more. It's a new side, he's captaining for the first time and he's done an excellent job," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:50:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri noted : “Mayank Agarwal is in the same boat as Ravindra Jadeja,” External link

news18 Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:28:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Suresh Raina ) : “CSK has been doing well for several years, but we often tend to forget Suresh Raina’s contribution. He was a proven player in the IPL. He used to provide stability by scoring runs consistently while batting at No.3,” External link

dnaindia Monday, May 23, 2022 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "The biggest problem for CSK was Deepak Chahar's unavailability. He is the type of pacer who can give you one or two wickets upfront. They definitely missed that. He would have taken a lot of wickets this season, considering the pitches. There was some swing on offer with the new ball and the surfaces were perfect for his game," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 23, 2022 12:35:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "If MS Dhoni is the captain for the next season, he will surely persist with youngsters like Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh and Maheesh Theekshana. These guys will improve. However, they will have to try and rope in a middle-order batter and a fast bowler when the transfer window opens," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 23, 2022 12:35:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “What does common sense demand? Okay, there’s Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur, but what are the others doing there? Common sense demands five overs left, two reviews, Tim David has just come in, you’ve taken a wicket and you have a great opportunity of taking two wickets quickly. And still, five overs to go. And you have the upper hand, you had to take it,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 22, 2022 3:01:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “They have only themselves to blame, nothing else. No excuses, you can’t hide behind anything, you lost it, more than Mumbai Indians winning it. You didn’t deserve to qualify and RCB do,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 22, 2022 3:01:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Go straight to the moment. Common sense, what does common sense demand? There was Rishabh, there was Shardul, but what were the others doing? Common sense demands that with five overs left, 2 reviews (remaining), Tim David had just come in, and you had a great opportunity of getting two wickets quickly. You still had five overs to go, and you had the upper hand. You had to take it! (the review) This was a no-brainer,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 22, 2022 2:32:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Arjun Tendulkar ) : “Why not? I have seen him in the nets. The Tendulkar name is a big name and he has very big boots to fill. But he bowls ‘theek thaak’ (decent), swings the new ball into the batters and is tall so gets the bounce too. So why not? If they have lost 11 matches then why does it matter? If they give Arjun a chance and if he does well in his first match it’s good for the future,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 21, 2022 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "There is no question about that. It's good that they have made the announcement now, it cuts all the speculation, all the drama that goes behind it. He has one of the best leaders the country has ever produced, especially in white-ball cricket. The announcement must be heartening for the CSK fans more than anything else," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:51:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "Fitness is his key. But I think he has enjoyed his cricket this season, more than anything else, The way he has batted, the way he has kept. That sense of enjoyment has come back. He has come back and probably surprised himself with the way he has batted," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:51:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri replied : “Jiski bhi party mei zada mazze hai,” External link

india Saturday, May 21, 2022 7:13:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri replied : “Jiski bhi party mei zada mazze hai,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 21, 2022 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "The pop is in the house and he's announced it to the world, and he's there in the playoffs- if they qualify, and if there's a problem with Delhi Capitals- then wait and watch. It's an announcement not to the critics- it's to the world- don't mess around with the pop. When there's class, respect class and it will teach all the kids how to play," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 20, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I'm not surprised at all. Every time I meet Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar), I have an argument with him. I say, if he can only focus and work harder on his fitness… his experience and ability in all formats of the game is remarkable. Every time we toured England or New Zealand, the guy was unfit,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:48:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I said, ‘you lost yourself 50 red ball wickets in the last couple of years’. If he stays fit, he is an automatic choice in the Indian team, forget Sunrisers,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:48:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Whether it's two months or a month-and-a-half, whether it's after England or before England. He needs a break because he has got 6-7 years of cricket left in him and you don't want to lose that with a fried brain," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:16:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Whether it's two months or a month-and-a-half, whether it's after England or before England. He needs a break because he has got 6-7 years of cricket left in him and you don't want to lose that with a fried brain," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Andre Roussel ) : "I feel once he gets the tempo going he shouldn`t change, he should be in the Andre Russell mode in this format of the game," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Andre Roussel ) : "I feel once he gets the tempo going he shouldn't change, he should be in the [Andre] Russell mould in this format of the game," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri concluded : "I'd like to see him bat at three for Delhi Capitals, especially now when the heat is on, when they've got to win. Let him go and smack it," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : “I think Stoinis’ current role is fine, and Gautam Gambhir is an experienced and shrewd campaigner. He has won two IPL titles. He knows who is the most useful player according to the situation. If we see power, experience and the ability to hit sixes, Stoinis is the man,” External link

news18 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 10:14:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri stated ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him. Whether it’s 2 months or a month-and-a-half, whether it’s after England or before England. He needs a break because he has got 6-7 years of cricket left in him and you don’t want to lose that with a fried brain," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:52:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Andre Roussel ) : "I feel once he gets the tempo going he shouldn't change, he should be in the Russell mould in this format of the game," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:07:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added ( about Andre Roussel ) : "Russell is very, very clear in his mindset. It is bang-bang-bang once he's in the mood. There's no stopping him, there's not even a negative thought that will peep through his system - it is (all about) smacking. Rishabh is totally capable of playing in that fashion, and I hope he thinks in that way because you'll see some special innings from him in T20 cricket," "He's getting off to starts and then getting out in a manner which he wouldn't like, but I don't think he should change his tempo," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:07:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri remarked ( about Pat Cummins ) : “Shukar hai Pat Cummins ko khilaya hai. Patha nahi kya kar raha tha bench garam kar ke. Australia captain hai, world class bowler hai aur bithaaya gaya usko! (Thankfully they have played Cummins. Wonder what he was doing warming the bench. He is the Australia captain, a world-class bowler and they still benched him!)” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri remarked ( about Pat Cummins ) : “Shukar hai Pat Cummins ko khilaya hai. Patha nahi kya kar raha tha bench garam kar ke. Australia captain hai, world class bowler hai aur bithaaya gaya usko! (Thankfully they have played Cummins. Wonder what he was doing warming the bench. He is the Australia captain, a world class bowler and they still benched him!)” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 9, 2022 2:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I think a break is ideal for him because he has played non-stop cricket and he has captained the side across all formats,” External link

india Monday, May 9, 2022 1:55:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I think a break is ideal for him because he has played non-stop cricket and he has captained the side across all formats,” External link

india Monday, May 9, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "With the amount of cricket being played and with the injuries that can take place, if you have a good IPL season which I feel he is right in thinking in that fashion. He has started off really hot and if he has a crackerjack of a season, surely he will be in that mix," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 9, 2022 12:12:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added ( about Dinesh Karthick ) : "He has got the experience, he has got all the shots…there is no Dhoni in the side now so you are looking at a finisher as well. But you also have to see how many keepers you want – there's Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant and now there's Karthik. And if there's an injury there, then he comes in automatically," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 9, 2022 12:12:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "I don't go big on that (strike rate). I will go and see the surface. If the surface is flat, then go. Then your strike rate has to be really good. But on a track like this, you might have to do the job for your team as well. Hold the innings together, and play the sheet anchor's role. The strike rate will always be good at the end of the innings," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:45:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I don’t go big on that (strike rate). I will go and see the surface. If the surface is flat, then go. Then your strike rate has to be really good. But on a track like this, you might have to do the job for your team as well. Hold the innings together, and play the sheet anchor’s role. The strike rate will always be good at the end of the innings,” External link

india Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “But 30 is 30, 50 is 50, in two innings it’s 80-plus. And there is a lot of cricket left to be played. So it augurs well,” External link

india Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : "His mindset will be to win every game, but don't forget he is 7-8 years older than when he could do it at ease. Having said that, don't write them off. There is pressure of having lost the first few games under Jadeja. Their backs are against the wall, they are cornered tigers. They can win everything, and the message will be to just go and express yourself. Play freely, play fearless cricket. If we lost, we are out of this competition, but each game we win, our confidence will only go up," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri wrote : “Eid Mubarak to my Double Trouble! Mohammed Shami, aaj game hai ! Biryani baad. Aar ya paar. Mohammed Siraj tu do baar kha leh,” External link

news18 Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He has played non-stop cricket, captained the team across formats. It would be wise of him to take a break,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:03:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 30, 2022 11:09:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I call him a gun player because in this country most of the accolades have gone to Rohit and Virat, but this man has been a serious player right between them when he’s fit. He deserves all the accolades he’s getting. He’s scored 6000 runs in IPL. He reads the conditions (very well), sees what the pitch has to offer, understands what his role is and he chooses the right bowlers to hit,” External link

india Friday, April 29, 2022 11:42:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “And you leave everything you said as a commentator behind. Park it. When I was the director of the team, it was about diagnosing problems: I was asked to hire and fire, whoever I wanted I could get in and whoever I didn’t could be shown the door. And it was also outlining how we want to play: to be aggressive and ruthless, to up the fitness levels, to get a group of fast bowlers to take 20 wickets overseas. And it was about attitude, especially when playing the Aussies. I told the boys if one single ‘**** you’ comes your way, give them three back: two in our language and one in theirs,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 28, 2022 2:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The same with the bowlers, we told them to stick in because there is a five-wicket session at any given time in England and at Lord’s and the Oval this decided the result. And we knew winning in Australia or England wasn’t coming with spin, it was fast bowlers, guys with aggression like Jasprit Bumrah. We were instrumental in making sure that guy played Test cricket. You don’t even need express pace, you just need attitude,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 28, 2022 2:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He has played non-stop cricket, captained the team across formats. It would be wise of him to take a break,” External link

dawn Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "Sometimes, you need to do that or tell the franchise I'll only play the half. Pay me half, as simple as that. Those tough calls need to come if you want to reach the zenith of your profession as an international player," External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, April 27, 2022 9:46:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "For someone so young and then to deliver time and time again when the chips are down and the pressure is on him (it's brilliant to see). Arshdeep is holding on to his nerves brilliantly, he's doing well in death overs. This shows he's moving up the ranks very quickly and he could be walking into the Indian team." External link

irishsun Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "He has played non-stop cricket, captained the team across formats. It would be wise of him to take a break," External link

news24 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Not only Virat, I'll tell that to any other player. If you want to play and do well for India, you have to draw the line where you want to take that break and the ideal break would be off-season where India is not playing and the only time India does not play is the IPL," External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 27, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “For someone so young and then to deliver time and time again when the chips are down and the pressure is on him (it’s brilliant to see). Arshdeep is holding on to his nerves brilliantly, he’s doing well in death overs,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I think a break is ideal for him because he has played non-stop cricket and he has captained the side across all formats. It will be wise of him to take a break. You know, sometimes you have to draw the balance. This year he is already into the tournament (IPL 2022), tomorrow if push comes to shove and you want to prolong your international career and make a mark there for 6-7 years, pull out of the IPL, for all you care," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 27, 2022 2:36:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added ( about Virat Kohli ) : "He (Virat) is still young and he has his best 5-6 years ahead of him. He would have realised what he has gone through in these (last) few months. He knows he has to go back to the drawing board, how he thinks, how he approaches and he has to literally start from scratch. He isn't the only one; there have been many players in the past who have gone through this," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, April 27, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He measured what he had to do by reading the conditions, seeing what the pitch had to offer, see what his role was, the shot selection, playing around with the field, choosing the right bowler to hit and the reason why I feel he spoke beautifully is that it showed his mindset and the way he has adapted himself over the years,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 27, 2022 1:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Rob Key ) : “Rob may have more work with the domestic game but, when it comes to the national team, it is very similar,” External link

india Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “The most important thing is getting among the players and setting a tone from the outset: what you believe in, what you think of them and changing the mindset to compete and win. You have to be bullish and brutish in wanting to achieve that. For us, and now England, it was about setting the challenge of winning abroad, big time,” External link

india Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Rob Key ) : "Rob may have more work with the domestic game but, when it comes to the national team, it is very similar," External link

siliconindia Wednesday, April 27, 2022 9:10:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Kane Williamson ) : “The team that for me that has made the biggest strides in the last week or so has been the Sunrisers. Especially with the attack they have, Kane (Williamson) is now getting more into the act as a captain. He seems a lot more confident with the resources he has and the batting around him. That allows him to take his time and play the way he wants,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 27, 2022 5:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Shikhar Dhawan ) : “Shikhar Dhawan measured what he had to do by reading the conditions,” External link

news18 Tuesday, April 26, 2022 5:06:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I had no warning. I was commentating at the Oval during India’s [2014] tour of England and came off air to find six or seven missed calls. ‘Seven bloody calls? What’s happened here?’. [The BCCI] just said: ‘We want you to take over, starting tomorrow, at any cost.’ I told them I’d have to speak to my family and commercial partners but they just said they would sort all that out. And like that I was straight in from the commentary box. You’ll see when I joined the setup [during the ODIs], I was still in jeans and loafers. Instantly my job changed,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 26, 2022 9:42:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri replies : “O h no, no, don’t go down that route,” External link

guardian Tuesday, April 26, 2022 2:27:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri replies : “O h no, no, don’t go down that route,” External link

guardian Tuesday, April 26, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri replies : “O h no, no, don’t go down that route,” External link

guardian Monday, April 25, 2022 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 24, 2022 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 24, 2022 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "When I was (India) coach at the time when this first started, the first thing I said is, 'You have to show empathy to the guys,'" "If you're going to be forceful, there is a very thin line there, from a guy losing the plot as opposed to him hanging in there and giving his best. So you have to be extremely careful" External link

forbes Friday, April 22, 2022 1:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "He is doing what he loves to do. The positions he is getting into… if you see the way he is batting, he is literally picking his spot. And he’s getting into great positions to play the shots. He is moving early. He is anticipating what the bowler is doing and what he is doing extremely well this year is that the anticipation is coming out to be dead right 99 percent of the times. That makes a difference. You are outsmarting the bowler when you are one step ahead of him," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 21, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, April 21, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “When I was [India] coach at the time when this first started, the first thing I said is, ‘You have to show empathy to the guys,’” “If you’re going to be forceful, there is a very thin line there, from a guy losing the plot as opposed to him hanging in there and giving his best. So you have to be extremely careful” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, April 21, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, April 21, 2022 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “When I was (India) coach at the time when this first started, the first thing I said is, ‘You have to show empathy to the guys,’” “If you’re going to be forceful, there is a very thin line there, from a guy losing the plot as opposed to him hanging in there and giving his best. So you have to be extremely careful” External link

gulf-times Thursday, April 21, 2022 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “When I was coach at the time when this first started, the first thing I said is, ‘you have to show empathy to the guys’. If you’re going to be forceful, there is a very thin line there, from a guy losing the plot as opposed to him hanging in there and giving his best. So you have to be extremely careful,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 10:08:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

kuwaittimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6:48:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "What I would like to see with Delhi is Rishabh Pant coming and playing his natural game. Forgetting that he is the captain of the side, just let him go out and play his natural game. Let the others around him take the responsibility, because if he fires it will do his captaincy a world of good and at the same time you will see the results changing for Delhi Capitals pretty quickly." External link

irishsun Wednesday, April 20, 2022 5:21:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I don't think there is any problem with his batting. I think it's just change of mind-set that is needed, where he goes out and gives himself a little bit of time early on and then goes for it. There are no half measures. The Rishabh Pant you know is Rishabh Pant where there are no half measures. He plays the high-risk shots, he takes his chances and you want him to play in that fashion because that's what brings out the best in him." External link

irishsun Wednesday, April 20, 2022 5:21:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it's him," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, April 20, 2022 2:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 20, 2022 9:32:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it's him. Whether it's 2 months or a month-and-a-half, whether it's after England or before England," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:31:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "He needs a break because he has got 6-7 years of cricket left in him and you don't want to lose that with a fried brain. He is not the only one. There might be 1 or 2 in world cricket going through the same. You need to address the problem upfront," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:31:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "When I was coach at the time when this first started, the first thing I said is 'you have to show empathy to the guys'. If you're going to be forceful, there is a very thin line there, from a guy losing the plot as opposed to him hanging in there and giving his best. So you have to be extremely careful," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:31:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : ”Whether it’s 2 months or a month-and-a-half, whether it’s after England or before England. He needs a break because he has got 6-7 years of cricket left in him and you don’t want to lose that with a fried brain. He is not the only one. There might be 1 or 2 in world cricket going through the same. You need to address the problem upfront,” External link

india Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Captaincy comes naturally to Shreyas (Iyer). Look at his aggressive captaincy, you don't feel like he's leading KKR for the first time. Looks like he's been captaining them for the last 3 to 4 seasons and it is visible through his clarity of thoughts. His mindset is clear about what brand of cricket he needs to play as a batter," External link

dnaindia Monday, April 18, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "At the same time, he's aware of what he as a captain needs to do to take his team to the playoffs and win the title. I've liked the way he`s spoken during the pre and post-match conferences and that shows he's clear with his plans. I am convinced he'll go a long way," External link

dnaindia Monday, April 18, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Captaincy comes naturally to Shreyas (Iyer). Look at his aggressive captaincy, you don't feel like he's leading KKR for the first time. Looks like he's been captaining them for the last 3 to 4 seasons and it is visible through his clarity of thoughts. His mindset is clear about what brand of cricket he needs to play as a batter. At the same time, he's aware of what he as a captain needs to do to take his team to the playoffs and win the title. I've liked the way he's spoken during the pre and post-match conferences and that shows he's clear with his plans. I am convinced he'll go a long way," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 18, 2022 4:45:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Captaincy comes naturally to him. Look at his aggressive captaincy, you don't feel like he's leading KKR for the first time. Looks like he's been captaining them for the last 3 to 4 seasons and it is visible through his clarity of thoughts," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 18, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I believe we will see a new champion this season. Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll in this IPL and they are definitely going to make it to the playoffs,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 17, 2022 7:35:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : “He’s capable of taking the spinners to the cleaners and will be important from RCB’s perspective as the tournament progresses. And then, Faf being their leader is a big bonus for them,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 17, 2022 7:35:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I believe we will see a new champion this season. Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll in this IPL and they are definitely going to make it to the playoffs. They are getting hotter and hotter as the tournament is progressing. They are looking in a good space. They are getting better and better with every game,” External link

india Saturday, April 16, 2022 11:39:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "I believe we will see a new champion this season. Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll in this IPL and they are definitely going to make it to the playoffs. They are getting hotter and hotter as the tournament is progressing. They are looking in a good space. They are getting better and better with every game," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 16, 2022 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "Virat has been doing well, Glenn Maxwell is back with the side, and we all know how destructive he can be with the bat. He's capable of taking the spinners to the cleaners and will be important from RCB's perspective as the tournament progresses. And then, Faf being their leader is a big bonus for them," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 16, 2022 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "I believe we will see a new champion this season. Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll in this IPL and they are definitely going to make it to the playoffs," External link

Hindu Saturday, April 16, 2022 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "He is prepared to bowl with the new ball, he is prepared to bat at No.4. It tells you he is fit, he is very clear in his mind, and the space he is in now is brilliant. Right before this IPL, the question that was asked about a lot of young captains - the word was KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant. Add Hardik Pandya. Don't take your eye off the ball there guys. This guy can lead a side," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 11, 2022 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “No laughing matter at all. I do not know who the person involved is, he was not in a conscious state of mind. If that is the case, then it is a big worry. Someone’s life is at risk, some people might think it is funny but for me, it is not funny at all. It shows the person who is trying to do it is in a state which is not appropriate. When you are in such a state trying something like that, the chances of mistakes are even more. It is not acceptable at all,” External link

india Sunday, April 10, 2022 4:07:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "Unbelievable. He played a gem in their last game. Today (Saturday) was really special. When you are 50/0 and then 89/6 and then your team scores 71 runs in the last 5 overs with Surya doing most of the damage, you know at the end of the knock as he passes by, say 'Surya Namaskar'," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 10, 2022 9:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : "I feel that someone like Jadeja, he should focus on his own game. If Chennai were to think back, they wouldn't have let go of Faf du Plessis," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 10, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "No laughing matter at all. I do not know who the person involved is, he was not in a conscious state of mind. If that is the case, then it is a big worry. Someone's life is at risk, some people might think it is funny but for me, it is not funny at all. It shows the person who is trying to do it is in a state which is not appropriate. When you are in such a state trying something like that, the chances of mistakes are even more. It is not acceptable at all," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 10, 2022 5:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "You do not want an unfortunate incident for you to wake up, if something like that happens, you have to step up and tell the people concerned. Just like you are told by the Anti-Corruption Unit when there is an approach made by someone or the other when it comes to fixing, it is your job to approach the authorities to let them know," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 10, 2022 5:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "I do not know who the person involved is, he was not in a conscious state of mind," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, April 10, 2022 1:12:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "Someone's life at risk. People might think it is funny but for me it's not funny at all," External link

dnaindia Saturday, April 9, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "Someone's life at risk. People might think it is funny but for me it's not funny at all," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Saturday, April 9, 2022 3:16:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “Someone’s life at risk. People might think it is funny but for me it’s not funny at all,” External link

wsau Saturday, April 9, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "I do not know who the person involved is, he was not in a conscious state of mind. If that is the case, then it is a big worry. Someone's life is at risk, some people might think it is funny but for me, it is not funny at all," External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 9, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "You do not want an unfortunate incident for you to wake up, if something like that happens, you have to step up and tell the people concerned. Just like you are told by the Anti-Corruption Unit when there is an approach made by someone or the other when it comes to fixing, it is your job to approach the authorities to let them know," External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 9, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “Two teams that have a weakened bowling department would be Mumbai and Delhi. I wouldn’t say Gujarat aren’t a strong team. They have enough good players there. But if you look at what Mumbai were or Delhi were, hence the comparison,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 9, 2022 12:15:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He has shown a lot of potential in both the innings he has played for Mumbai Indians. I am impressed looking at his wide range of shots- front foot, back foot, sweep. There’s a lot of variation in his shot selection,” “His composure, body language and temperament are very good for a young player. He’s batted very confidently. This player has the potential to go ahead. Tilak Varma has shown positive intent with his batting and these are good signs for Mumbai Indians. Once Suryakumar Yadav is back in the playing eleven, Mumbai’s middle-order will be strong,” External link

news18 Thursday, April 7, 2022 11:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “It’s a bitter, bitter pill to swallow,” External link

news18 Thursday, April 7, 2022 10:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Look at the striking. He came out with a mission. He went for 49 runs in his four overs and he said, ‘I’m going to get those runs and more’. My word he spanked it all around the ground. There are hardly any mishits in that innings. Unbelievable,” “Even that mistimed shot almost went all the way, great effort (in the field) but it was a no ball. He ran the two, hit the next one for four before you could bat your eyelids, the last one went for six and that is it. Game, set and match. It’s like someone walking past them would tell him, ‘Thanks for spoiling a really good game of cricket’,” External link

news18 Thursday, April 7, 2022 10:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “The way you want to see Samson up the ante is by reading the opposition a little more and then comes the choice of shots. Which are the shots that will be more profitable and then you anticipate that from that particular bowler. This is where Kohli is far more mature, disciplined and in control and hence the bigger scores. If Sanju can get that into his game, reading the opposition a little bit more than just see it and hit it, he will get there. Because he can take off,” External link

india Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Very happy for him. We missed him in the World Cup. He would've been a certainty had he been fit," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:58:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Every game I've picked him we've won. In his debut in T20, India won. In his debut in Test cricket, India won. From a net bowler, he played those other two formats," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:58:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Very happy for him. We missed him in the World Cup. He would've been a certainty had he been fit," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Every game I've picked him we've won. In his debut in T20, India won. In his debut in Test cricket, India won. From a net bowler, he played those other two formats," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Very happy for him. We missed him in the World Cup. He would’ve been a certainty had he been fit. He got injured against England when we were playing the ODI series and we really missed him (in the World Cup). He’s that specialist death bowler, bowls those yorkers very skilfully. He’s got great control. He is skiddy. A bit quicker than you think and hits the bat,” External link

india Tuesday, April 5, 2022 7:28:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I like his temperament very much. He wasn't scared of the big names,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 3, 2022 6:53:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "He's got very fit and hungry. And, he's got swing in his hands. I used to say, 'Wake Kapil Dev at 2 am and ask him to bowl. He will bowl superb outswing'. Few players including Shami have got that skill. His seam release is brilliant... only Jimmy Anderson comes close. Irrespective of the format, Shami's seam presentation helps him get movement. Mumbai tracks have got a bit of moisture at the start and Shami can get a couple of wickets in the opening spell," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 2, 2022 11:34:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Rishabh is not a sort of player who will be under pressure. He is always going to play his natural game. The way Rishabh plays, being consistent is not easy because he will take chances. He takes care of the strike rate because he comes to bat at no.4, where you have to take the run-scoring up. So, it's a high-risk game there. If he performs, he can cover up his strike rate issue in a single innings,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I liked him tactically as a captain. He used Kuldeep brilliantly and also made good bowling changes. He is a street-smart cricketer and yes, he will learn a lot more,” “The thing I like about him the most is that his batting and his captaincy is not the same. As a captain, he is a lot more composed. His idol is MS Dhoni, so he tries to a lot of things like him. Even if you watch him before the game, his practice and work ethics are a lot similar to Dhoni. So, he's very composed and very calm” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “In Powerplay, if there are no wickets, Rishabh should push himself up. There's no harm in playing at 3,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He does play the shot at training. But the IPL is the sort of tournament where he can practice it with some conviction, because he has to play the shot,” “It’s not like you are playing it in the nets and you won’t get a chance to play it in a game, in Australia or England. So there is no point. Maybe against Nathan Lyon, but he won’t get to face much spin there, it’s mainly fast bowlers” External link

india Friday, April 1, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He was relentless. If you’re bowling at lengths, the hard lengths, when you beat the bat and get the edges, you expect some odd ball (that may go loose). But he was mean, he gave nothing,” External link

news18 Wednesday, March 30, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Look at the way he got Williamson out. (Usually, bowlers would go) Top of off-stump, get the nick. He knew there was bounce there, and he said ‘I’ll take that nick to a foot-and-a-half, top of off-stump’. He’s got the height, he’s got the wrist and he’s got the seam coming out high. Good to see an Indian banging it in against a world-class player,” External link

news18 Wednesday, March 30, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Rashid Khan ) : "Absolutely now. Especially when you see Sunrisers Hyderabad without Rashid Khan. Sometimes I think how can you leave him, how can you let him go. I would have had him by the leash. Stay here, don't move out. We will sort you out on the numbers. Can't let you go'," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 29, 2022 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “when Pandya bowls he is twice the player he is” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He knows if he is fully fit and if he is going to bowl, he walks into the side. I don’t think there is a question mark at all. He is a match-winner, a complete package, a brilliant fielder, quick in the outfield. He is smart bowler, who reads the situation well. When he bowls, he thinks like a batter, he thinks as if he is bowling to himself (to a big hitter), he is thinking in that fashion and varies his pace and line to adjust to whoever he is bowling to. This bit of captaincy could help his game,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "That depends on the balance of the team," "I wouldn't know what their middle order is, but just in case they've got a very strong middle order, then there's no harm in Virat opening" External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 27, 2022 9:13:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "That depends on the balance of the team," "I wouldn't know what their middle order is, but just in case they've got a very strong middle order, then there's no harm in Virat opening" External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 25, 2022 9:39:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I think this (giving up captaincy) could be a blessing in disguise, to be honest. The pressures of captaincy off his shoulders, the expectations that come with being captain no longer there, he can go out, express himself, play freely, and I think he’ll look to do just that,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “And especially as a captain if you set standards like Virat Kohli has, people expect you to win every game but that’s never going to happen. Even the greatest of team will have an off season, will have a period where nothing fires and the pressure will built,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “That depends on the balance of the team. I don’t know what their middle-order is. Just in case they have got a very strong middle-order, there is no harm in Virat opening” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Virat has already relinquished his job. Rohit is an outstanding captain in white-ball cricket. But I think, this IPL India will be looking at who will be captaining the team (in future) — there is Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul,” External link

india Thursday, March 24, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I think this (giving up captaincy) could be a blessing in disguise, to be honest. The pressures of captaincy off his shoulders, the expectations that come with being captain no longer there, he can go out, express himself, play freely, and I think he'll look to do just that," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "And especially as a captain if you set standards like Virat Kohli has, people expect you to win every game but that's never going to happen. Even the greatest of team will have an off season, will have a period where nothing fires and the pressure will built," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "That depends on the balance of the team. I don't know what their middle-order is. Just in case they have got a very strong middle-order, there is no harm in Virat opening" External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Virat has already relinquished his job. Rohit is an outstanding captain in white-ball cricket . But I think, this IPL India will be looking at who will be captaining the team (in future) -- there is Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:58:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Rohit's not getting any younger. Neither is Virat (Kohli). They'll have to look at who might be the captain two years, three years down the line," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 24, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “The whole county would be very closely watching Hardik Pandya in the IPL, we all know what he is capable of. Like Hardik, there will be a lot of other players who are knocking at the doors of the Indian team,” External link

india Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:18:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I think the all-rounder’s position at No. 6 for sure,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, March 23, 2022 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Virat is not being captain anymore, but Rohit has also been outstanding especially in white ball. India will be looking at who will be captaining the team (in future) -- there is Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul. India will be looking for a solid captain for the future and here is the opportunity," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:57:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "The whole county would be very closely watching Hardik Pandya in the IPL, we all know what he is capable of," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:57:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "One think I can say is that they would be watching the fast bowling department more than anything else as they are going to Australia in four months' times after the IPL," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:57:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Competition will be terrific this time, with two new teams coming in.. Now there are quite a few teams that will give you a real good run for money. The mix has been very good and it promises a very strong league," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:57:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "The whole county would be very closely watching Hardik Pandya in the IPL, we all know what he is capable of. Like Hardik, there will be a lot of other players who are knocking at the doors of the Indian team," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri pointed out ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Virat is not being captain anymore, but Rohit has also been outstanding especially in white ball. India will be looking at who will be captaining the team (in future) - there is Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul. India will be looking for a solid captain for the future and here is the opportunity That is the beauty of the IPL, last IPL we saw Venkatesh Iyer, no one had heard of him and by the time it got over he was in Indian team. So, you expect the unexpected," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “India will be looking for a solid captain for the future and here is the opportunity,” External link

india Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “The whole county would be very closely watching Hardik Pandya in the IPL, we all know what he is capable of,” External link

india Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “One think I can say is that they would be watching the fast bowling department more than anything else as they are going to Australia in four months’ times after the IPL,” External link

india Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Competition will be terrific this time, with two new teams coming in.. Now there are quite a few teams that will give you a real good run for money. The mix has been very good and it promises a very strong league,” External link

india Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "This is the 15th edition of the IPL, I did the first 11 years and then thanks to some stupid conflict of interest clause that exists in some stupid constitution that binds us, you could not do the last few seasons," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:19:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "You call him Mr. IPL, I could not disagree. He lit up the IPL, to play consecutive seasons for a team without missing a match is a real big compliment in itself. He is one of the highest-scorers in the history of the competition" External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:19:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “India will be looking for a solid captain for the future and here is the opportunity,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 22, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “The whole county would be very closely watching Hardik Pandya in the IPL, we all know what he is capable of,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 22, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “One think I can say is that they would be watching the fast bowling department more than anything else as they are going to Australia in four months’ times after the IPL,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 22, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Competition will be terrific this time, with two new teams coming in.. Now there are quite a few teams that will give you a real good run for money. The mix has been very good and it promises a very strong league,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 22, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "Our endeavour is to take young kids from 'Potential to Performance' in sport and beyond using the best practices of coaching and sports sciences available in the world today. We seek to develop smart, compassionate coaches and allied support staff who are well-versed with the knowledge of modern scientific principles and the wisdom to apply them appropriately," External link

business-standard Friday, March 4, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "It is a remarkable achievement to play the 100th Test and to be labelled a great of the game when he still has six to seven years left in him to keep playing at the highest level," External link

business-standard Friday, March 4, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "Our endeavour is to take young kids from 'Potential to Performance' in sport and beyond using the best practices of coaching and sports sciences available in the world today. We seek to develop smart, compassionate coaches and allied support staff who are well-versed with the knowledge of modern scientific principles and the wisdom to apply them appropriately," External link

irishsun Friday, March 4, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "It is a remarkable achievement to play the 100th Test and to be labelled a great of the game when he still has six to seven years left in him to keep playing at the highest level," External link

irishsun Friday, March 4, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “You can’t pin point it on one thing. You got to have minds that are similar when it comes to the way forward, what’s your goal, how you want to achieve it, how you want to build your team,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Not many get that accolade during their playing days,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Plenty of his innings stood out, not all of them have to be hundreds. One in Perth stands out because it was an awkward track, the bounce was uneven and he stood out amongst every batsman in that match. That’s what marks out the best because the pitch is the same for everybody but then one guy stands out and he stood out,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He asked honest answers of his coaches, he would want to be watched very carefully, even for little, little things. He would see if his footwork was right, his balance was right, little things. Sometimes when you are out on the road for long, things can creep in without you realising. I would only tell him something if there was a need to tell him. It is pointless to say, this is not right but what is the solution to it? If you don’t have the solution then there’s no point saying it,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “We wanted to compete. There was no point going overseas and then just accepting the inevitable. You go there and say, ‘it is the same pitch for both sides, let’s compete.’ I mean, winning and losing keeps on happening but give it your best shot. Get yourself in a position to win games, which means you have to take 20 wickets, you know all that kind of stuff,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “It was always about the challenge for Kohli and wanting to compete; the level of fitness how he changed suddenly from what he was 2008-09 – 2012, sudden transformation in the last five to six years in his work ethics, his diet, kind of sacrifices he made,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "100 reasons to celebrate Test match No. 100. It's been a fabulous century. Great to watch a lot of it ringside. Enjoy this one champ through the covers...@imVkohli #VK100," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "100 reasons to celebrate Test match No. 100. It's been a fabulous century. Great to watch a lot of it ringside. Enjoy this one champ through the covers...@imVkohli #VK100," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri says : "This is the hashtag, like a tracer bullet challenge. You have heard me say it on the microphone over the years. Let's see how my colleagues do it," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “It's changed from the time we played,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 1, 2022 2:37:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I think the endeavour was to make this the best travelling team in the world. I said that back in 2017. People started laughing. But indirectly it was a challenge to the boys saying that you can do it, you know, once we had our pace-bowling attack in place. But we got hit by the bullets. We lost a close series in South Africa 2-1. We lost in England as well, 4-1, which could have been 3-2 in our favour with a little bit of luck,” External link

india Saturday, January 29, 2022 3:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added ( about Virat Kohli ) : ”But after losing those two series I knew that we are on the way. Now something big will happen. We were strong and fit. Gave a lot of attention to fitness, me and Virat both did wonders,” External link

india Saturday, January 29, 2022 3:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “If you’ve to balance, you shouldn’t restrict an over to 2 bouncers. Increase them. The reason why I say this is because it’s exciting,” External link

news18 Saturday, January 29, 2022 11:08:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “A batsman captain would want a batting track. Very rare, you will get a batting captain who will say, arre lagao udhar ( leave some grass). Lekin Virat karega, usko darr nehi hai (But Virat would do it, he is not afraid of grass on the wicket),” External link

india Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:13:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “It’s his choice. You have to respect his decision. There is a time for everything,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, January 28, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “As I said, I’ve not followed a single ball in the series. But I don’t think there will be too much change in Virat Kohli” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, January 28, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "If you've to balance, you shouldn't restrict an over to 2 bouncers. Increase them. The reason why I say this is because it's exciting," External link

dnaindia Friday, January 28, 2022 2:13:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “If you've to balance, you shouldn't restrict an over to 2 bouncers. Increase them. The reason why I say this is because it's exciting,” “The volume (is also a factor). There was no T20 cricket at our time. There were 12-13-14 Test matches a year. Bowlers used to be fitter. If the same bowler is playing all three formats this time, what you expect out of him in actual red-ball format will not be the same. He will perform for one or two or three years, but then he will be out of petrol” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 28, 2022 6:35:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "If he can avoid having the phone in his hand, he will do it. Honestly, till today I don't have his number. I never asked for it. I know he hardly has his phone. And if you have to get in touch with him, you know how to. I am saying he's that kind of a person," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 6:11:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Virat is like a beast on the field, once he steps on the field, he just wants to compete and he does not care about anything else. On the other hand, Rohit is laid back. He is still not aware of his potential” External link

news18 Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “You go and you play. There are only two World Cup-winning captains (in India). Even Sachin Tendulkar had to play six World Cups to win one. So it is not a question that you are judged by the World Cup, you are judged at the end of the day on how you play, are you an ambassador of the game, do you play the game with integrity and do you play the game for a long period of time. So that’s how you judge players at the end of it all,” External link

india Thursday, January 27, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "He realizes he is 33, he realizes he has five years of good cricket ahead of him. If he can calm down, focus on his batting, take one game at a time, probably take a break from the game as well. I think if he sits out for two or three months or takes a break for a series, it would do him a world of good," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 27, 2022 9:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : "Even if he scores a zero, or scores a hundred, or win the World Cup, or lose in the first round, it doesn't make a difference to him. I have seen a lot of cricketers, but there is no one like him. Even Sachin Tendulkar has a fantastic temperament, but he sometimes gets angry. But Dhoni doesn't," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 27, 2022 8:12:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "No, I never thought of it. In India we've had enough. And I never thought in that fashion at that time. In India it's going to be difficult for a fast bowler to captain. A fast bowler captain has to be an all-rounder basically or he has to be a Bob Willis kind of captain who in conditions where they play, a fast bowler will always be in the game, he will be aggressive. He'll be looking to win games and take wickets. Very rarely has a fast bowler been there for too long. Unless he is a genuine all-rounder like Kapil, Imran or Sir Garfield," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 7:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "He realizes he is 33, he realizes he has five years of good cricket ahead of him. If he can calm down, focus on his batting, take one game at a time, probably take a break from the game as well. I think if he sits out for two or three months or takes a break for a series, it would do him a world of good," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 26, 2022 8:02:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I think he realized that he's 33, he must have five good years of cricket ahead of him. Probably take a break from the game as well, 2-3 months or even one series will do him a world of good. He will be clear mentally, will know what his role in the team is, and can play as a team player. And that's how I want to see Kohli from now on,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat is like a beast on the field. He is a terrier. Once he enters the ground, he wants to compete and is not worried about anybody. He is in-your-face and passionate. Off the field, he is totally opposite," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 26, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Now, Rohit is laid back. It was sometimes that you got the feeling that the game came too easy to him, till he realised that 'God has given me this gift and now let me also work harder and make the most of it'. And when in full flow, there are few batters who play like him," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 26, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “MS Dhoni was unreal. I have never seen a guy like him in my life. Whether he makes a zero or a 100, or lift a World Cup or get knocked out in the first round, it never mattered to him. I promise you, I have seen a lot of players but none like Dhoni. I have seen even Sachin Tendulkar. Fantastic temperament but sometimes get angry but this guy never gets angry. He didn’t care,” External link

india Wednesday, January 26, 2022 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat is like a beast on the field. He is a terrier. Once he enters the ground, he wants to compete is not worried about anybody. He is in-your-face and passionate. Off the field, he is totally opposite. Absolutely calm, chilled… there is no issue about him. He is 33. He has been contributing as a captain. The challenge comes when you are not captain after a span of time. Then to still have the energy to play as a player, get runs and help India win. If he does that, he would have completed a full circle," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 26, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “Many big players have not won a World Cup. That's alright. (Sourav) Ganguly, (Rahul) Dravid, (Anil) Kumble also have not won. So can we label them as bad players?” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:34:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "If you lose one series, you people start criticising... You can't win every game, there will be wins and losses," "How can the standard go down suddenly? For five years, you have been number one side in the world. As I said, I've not followed a single ball in the series. But I don't think there will be too much change in Virat Kohli" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:34:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Any cricketer can play here six months after retirement from International cricket," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:59:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Many people have already spoken about Virat Kohli and him stepping down as the captain. I do not have the time to get into gossip and get into details. I took a break after seven years in the game, I have been part of the team and I am very clear, that I do not wash dirty linen in public. The day I finished, it will be blank. I will not discuss any of my players on the public platforms, I have been very clear on this," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "To be honest, I did not watch the series. I did not even see a single ball. I saw the result as people talk it, but I did not see a single ball" External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "Many players have not won the World Cup, Sourav Ganguly has not won it, Rahul Dravid has not won it, Anil Kumble has not won it, Laxman has not won it. Even Rohit Sharma has not won it but it does not mean they are bad players. You go and play, there are just World Cup-winning captains -- MS Dhoni and Kapil Dev. Sachin Tendulkar took six World Cups to lift his first title," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I do not know what communication happened between both parties (Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli). I have not spoken to them, when I get the chance to talk to them, then I can speak to give my viewpoint. When you have half-knowledge, then you should be quiet. When you have full knowledge, then you should be speak," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I have not watched cricket for three months, when I see the cricket then I can give my judgment. If I have not seen then I will not give my verdict" External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "There is a time for everything, you have to respect Virat's choice. Many players in the past have left the captaincy to focus on their batting or cricket, be it Sunil Gavaskar or anyone. I have not seen anything, I do not think there will be much change in Kohli" External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "If Rohit is fit, why can't he be the captain in Tests too. He was appointed vice-captain for the South Africa series but he couldn't go there because of injuries. So why not, if he was made the vice-captain, why can't he be promoted to captaincy," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Rishabh is a tremendous young player. As a coach, I was very fond of him, his attitude and the good thing about him was that he would always listen to you. A lot of people say, he always does what he wants but that's not true. He reads the game well and would always put my team effort first than self. So he should always be kept in mind for leadership," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "So he only knows how much is he enjoying captaincy. When Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni were not enjoying captaincy, they left. Similarly, when Virat thought that he had won 40 matches, six years he had been leading and now he wants to enjoy his cricket. He wants to focus on his batting and release a bit of pressure and it happens with a lot of individuals," External link

dnaindia Monday, January 24, 2022 8:09:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I felt that he could easily continue for next two years, but now as he has stepped down, we should all respect his decision,” External link

india Monday, January 24, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Whether Virat could have continued to lead India in Tests. For sure, he could have led India for at least 2 years because next two years India would be playing at home and who is coming over - 9 and 10 jacks, going by the rankings. But he would have then made it to 50-60 wins under his captaincy and a lot of people will not be able to digest that fact," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar quit captaincy to focus on their game, so Virat also had the same thing on his mind," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I can't wait to work closely with LLC T20 tournament. I am sure they will show their extra skills for their teams in next 10 days" External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 19, 2022 7:29:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I can't wait to work closely with LLC T20 tournament. I am sure they will show their extra skills for their teams in next 10 days." External link

irishsun Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri wrote ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat, you can go with your head held high. Few have achieved what you have as captain. Definitely India's most aggressive and successful. Sad day for me personally as this is the team we built together," External link

dnaindia Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "At 21, 22, or 23, I had similar success, so I can relate to as I scored hundreds overseas. What you can never take away is exuberance of youth. It's only when the baggage comes of being a known quantity and that's when life starts," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 14, 2022 5:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "I said 'No, give this guy a go. He is looking dangerous. He is looking good. If he gets going, he will win you the match in a session. First game he plays, he gets 190 before tea. That was it. The stamp on the series was right there. And then once they lost the first game, it was one after the other," External link

dnaindia Monday, January 10, 2022 1:21:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I remember one when people talk about selection... and it was a great selection. Shikhar Dhawan, he was not going to play, he was not in the mix. He had a good Champions trophy. I went to Virat and said, 'this is guy', but he said 'no'. He said ‘we were thinking about giving someone a run. So we thought we will carry on with this process," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 10, 2022 9:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri pointed out : "I said 'No, give this guy a go. He is looking dangerous. He is looking good. If he gets going, he will win you the match in a session. First game he plays, he gets 190 before tea. That was it. The stamp on the series was right there. And then once they lost the first game, it was one after the other," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 10, 2022 9:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "It will be the mother of all rivalries when Sehwag, Yuvraj, and Bhajji play against Shahid Afridi, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, and Shoaib Akhtar. This will be a blast from the past for the fans," External link

dnaindia Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:41:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Like true Kings, they will come, they will see and they will conquer,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 4, 2022 10:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : “It will be the mother of all rivalries when Sehwag, Yuvraj, and Bhajji play against Shahid Afridi, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, and Shoaib Akhtar. This will be a blast from the past for the fans,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 4, 2022 10:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "There are lots of players in this team who are all-format players. In the last 24 months, they have been home for 25 days. Even if your name is Bradman and you are in a bubble, your average will come down because you are human," "It is not something you put petrol in the backside and expect the guy to move on" External link

business-standard Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:35:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I thought that was unbelievable, especially on that last day. I always knew at tea time, when we were three down, that it's pointless telling Rishabh anything. I can't tell you what the conversation was. From upstairs I went to the loo. These 2 young boys were having a chat – Gill and Pant. Gill had batted magnificently to set it up with a brilliant 90," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 1, 2022 6:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Pakistan played well on that day, and against New Zealand, we were timid. We were very timid. It showed in the game. We were tentative instead of going for the jugular. You never mind losing as long as you're throwing punches. But if you're timid and tentative then it hurts more. And in a tournament like this if you lose too early then you're in trouble," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 3:47:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri explained : "It's not like the format in 2019, where you can play every opposition. I think that is the way to go forward. That format is the best, and then have the Playoffs ideally, if you want to decide the World Cup," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 3:47:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I think it is extremely important that the captain and the coach should have a say in team selection. I think going forward, both should officially have a say. Especially if the coach is experienced enough, like I was and now how Rahul (Dravid) is,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I think it is extremely important for the coach and the captain to have a say in the team selection, officially going forward. It is very important especially if the coach is experienced enough. I was, Rahul (Dravid) is, and the captain should also have a say,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I wasn’t okay with three wicketkeepers being picked for the World Cup. Either Ambati (Rayudu) or Shreyas (Iyer) could’ve come in. What was the logic in having MS Dhoni, Rishabh (Pant), and Dinesh (Karthik) altogether? But I never interfered with the selectors’ work, except when I was asked for feedback or as part of a general discussion,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “2019 was a tremendous series. And we had the feeling on that tour that if we start off well, there is a chance. If we get Australia early, then there is a great chance. And we won in Adelaide. Went all the way down to the wire. I think by 30-odd runs we won but that was great because then that belief was there,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : “Yes, we lost in Perth where the wicket suited their bowling, and they hammered us. Virat played an outstanding innings, one of the great hundreds you’ll see. And then came Melbourne… I think Jadeja had come back from injury, Ash was injured. So we had to pick another side altogether. 1-1 in the series, that was the biggest gamble for me in my tenure as coach. Our openers were struggling, so we said that putting them in for another Test will put them under immense pressure and give the opposition an upper hand,” “So we decided to go in with 2 new players. Mayank Agarwal… you know, he had just landed 3 days ago and I told him you will be playing. Just don’t think it’s Australia and think it’s another game and you are carrying that form. And Hanuma opened and did a very good job. He might not have got the volume of runs but as an opening batter you know how tough that session can be. He roughed it out there, saw the new ball through. Rest is history” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri concluded : "Therein will be the biggest challenge. To identify 5 good bowlers to play in '23. It's easier because it's in India because there will be spin. It's tougher when you go overseas. I think there will not be a problem for a year or year and a half, but after that, you will have to really start looking and grooming once you start travelling overseas again," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, December 29, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I think it is extremely important for the coach and the captain to have a say in the team selection, officially going forward. It is very important especially if the coach is experienced enough. I was, Rahul (Dravid is), and the captain should also have a say,” External link

news18 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I think to get the right blend of experience and youth, two years down the line, you need to start grooming some players,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 29, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Therein will be the biggest challenge. To identify 5 good bowlers to play in '23. It's easier because it's in India because there will be spin. It's tougher when you go overseas. I think there will not be a problem for a year or year and a half, but after that, you will have to really start looking and grooming once you start traveling overseas again,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 29, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "He knew. I made Bharat Arun call him up and let him know that be ready. You might just get a call up. I spoke to Virat, spoke to the selectors. I said not in India… don't even bring him into the 15 in India. Unleash him straight in South Africa. And coming to Cape Town," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 29, 2021 5:42:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "It was very clear in my mind that I wanted to do it. I thought if I can't get the best out of him as a batsman then I am a failure as a coach because there is too much talent there," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 28, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “You look at the two (Kohli and Rohit) and compare their captaincy, it reminds me of Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar. Virat more like Kapil, while Rohit is more like Gavaskar,” External link

india Monday, December 27, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “It was very clear in my mind that I wanted to do it. I thought if I can’t get the best out of him as a batsman then I am a failure as a coach because there is too much talent there,” External link

india Monday, December 27, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "It was very clear in my mind that I wanted to do it. I thought if I can't get the best out of him as a batsman then I am a failure as a coach because there is too much talent there," External link

business-standard Monday, December 27, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "It was very clear in my mind that I wanted to do it. I thought if I can't get the best out of him as a batsman then I am a failure as a coach because there is too much talent there," External link

Hindu Monday, December 27, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Well, it came as a surprise. He came to me and said 'I want to say something to the boys'. I said 'sure'. I thought he was going to say something about the draw. He comes out. I just saw the faces around the dressing room. Most of the boys were in a state of shock when MS made the announcement. But that’s MS for you," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 27, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "It was very clear in my mind that I wanted to do it. I thought if I can't get the best out of him as a batsman then I am a failure as a coach because there is too much talent there," External link

timesofindia Monday, December 27, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I knew that the moment MS Dhoni finishes, Virat Kohli is the guy to lead the side. He (MS Dhoni) knew who was the next leader in line,” External link

india Monday, December 27, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : “He was waiting for an opportune time to make the announcement. He knew how much his body could take and he wanted to prolong his white-ball career. When your body tells you it’s enough, it’s enough, there are no second thoughts about that,” External link

india Monday, December 27, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Well, it came as a surprise. He came to me and said ‘I want to say something to the boys’. I said ‘sure’. I thought he was going to say something about the draw. He comes out. I just saw the faces around the dressing room. Most of the boys were in a state of shock when MS made the announcement. But that’s MS for you,” External link

india Monday, December 27, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I knew that the moment MS Dhoni finishes, Virat Kohli is the guy to lead the side. He (MS Dhoni) knew who was the next leader in line,” External link

dnaindia Monday, December 27, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He was waiting for an opportune time to make the announcement. He knew how much his body could take and he wanted to prolong his white-ball career. When your body tells you it’s enough, it’s enough, there are no second thoughts about that,” “Well, it came as a surprise. He came to me and said ‘I want to say something to the boys’. I said ‘sure’. I thought he was going to say something about the draw. He comes out. I just saw the faces around the dressing room. Most of the boys were in a state of shock when MS made the announcement. But that’s MS for you,” External link

dnaindia Monday, December 27, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I think it’s the right way to go (2 captains for white-ball and red-ball cricket). This could be a blessing in disguise for Virat and for Rohit. I don’t think in this era with bubble life one guy can handle all three (captaincy in all three formats). It’s not easy at all,” “We are both pretty aggressive, we played to win, we realised very quickly that to win we need 20 wickets, deciding to play aggressive and fearless cricket. It meant at times that you would lose games but once you got one across the line it’s infectious,” External link

dnaindia Monday, December 27, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat has given his side of the story, it needs the board president to give his side of the story. With good communication, the situation could have been handled better," External link

dnaindia Sunday, December 26, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Virat has given his side of the story, it needs the board president to give his side of the story. With good communication, the situation could have been handled better,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 26, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Azad Maidan ) : “I heard that the whites were in one section, while the Indians were in another. People couldn’t go into the clubhouse to celebrate Lalaji’s hundred, which is why gold coins and jewellery were thrown at him. I believe that the value of what was dished out to him was unbelievable for those times. When you see photographs of the crowd during that match, it must have spread into Azad Maidan deep down, to just get a glimpse of the players. These are hair-raising stories,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 26, 2021 12:33:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I just wish cricket would come back (at the club). Carnival cricket is good for starters. Even if it’s not first-class cricket, you want a high level of club cricket being played here. If that comes here again, you’ll see a lot more people coming and watching these games,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 26, 2021 12:33:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri concluded : "Once Virat said he didn’t want to lead T20s, it opened for Rohit. He should be the white-ball captain," External link

dnaindia Saturday, December 25, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT



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Aamir Khan said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “Ravi, I am a little disappointed that you are not happy with my footwork. I don’t think you have watched Lagaan,” External link

news18 Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Aamir Khan said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "Ravi, I am a little disappointed that you are not happy with my footwork. I don’t think you have watched Lagaan," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Virat Kohli told ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "It's not a lot of people who mentioned it (taking a break). There is one person precisely who has mentioned it which is Ravi Bhai and that's because he has seen from close quarters over the last six seven years the reality of the situation that I have been in. The amount of cricket that I have played and the ups and downs and the toll that it takes on you to play three formats of the game plus the IPL for 10-11 years non-stop with the seven years of captaincy in between" External link

dnaindia Friday, May 20, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Virat Kohli told ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "It's not a lot of people who mentioned it. There is one person precisely who has mentioned it which is Ravi bhai and that's because he has seen from close quarters over the last six-seven years the reality of the situation that I have been in," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 20, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Virat Kohli said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “It’s not that a lot of people have mentioned it (taking break). There is one person precisely who mentioned it, which is Ravi bhai. That’s because he has seen from close quarters over the last six-seven years the reality of the situation that I have been in, the amount of cricket that I have played. The ups and down and the toll that it takes on you to play three formats of the game plus the IPL for 10-11 years non-stop with seven years of captaincy in between,” External link

india Thursday, May 19, 2022 8:48:00 PM EAT

Mohamed Siraj told ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “When my dad passed away, then Ravi sir supported me. He came up to me and said ‘see Miyan, your dad would have wanted you to take five wickets on this tour. I was very emotional, depressed and shattered. I couldn’t understand what was going on. We were under hard quarantine,” External link

india Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:52:00 PM EAT

Mohamed Siraj told ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "When my dad passed away, then Ravi sir supported me. He came up to me and said 'see Miyan, your dad would have wanted you to take five wickets on this tour. I was very emotional, depressed and shattered. I couldn't understand what was going on. We were under hard quarantine," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Virat Kohli says ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "Hi Ravi bhai. I don't think anyone can match up to your version of the 'tracer bullet' but I am going to give it a go," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 6:10:00 PM EAT

Mohamed Chami added ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “Everybody knows about Ravi Shastri’s pep talk and he speaks just like you see him in the commentary box. There is not an iota of negativity in Ravi Shastri. His positivity rubbed on to the team and that is something that stood out for me,” External link

india Monday, January 31, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Manjrekar told ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "I was a huge admirer of Ravi Shastri. I played under him, he gave players support, a great fighter, senior. This Shastri 2.0 I don't understand. What he says in public is expected, I don't react to it. I don't want to be disrespectful. He doesn't make very intelligent comments, you can see the agenda behind it. It's not an accurate cricketing observation," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:12:00 PM EAT

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Ravi Shastri said : “He has tremendous confidence in his ability. He reads the game extremely well. He always wanted to bat higher up the order He can bat like a No. 4 batter,” External link

news18 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about David Miller ) : “if he were on strike for the final over, he might have done exactly what David Miller did. He kept his cool” External link

news18 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “There is a burning desire to win, being a team from Gujarat, the final is in Gujarat, he wants to take that there,” External link

india Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:23:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : “He has tremendous confidence in his ability. He reads the game extremely well. He always wanted to bat higher up the order He can bat like a No. 4 batter. He reads the situations of the game, he reads the conditions, he knows his role and what is required and for captaining the side, the added responsibility has done wonders to his batting,” External link

india Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:23:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "In terms of experience, Rajasthan have a better bowling attack," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:50:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Hardik obviously (has impressed) more. It's a new side, he's captaining for the first time and he's done an excellent job," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:50:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri noted : “Mayank Agarwal is in the same boat as Ravindra Jadeja,” External link

news18 Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:28:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Suresh Raina ) : “CSK has been doing well for several years, but we often tend to forget Suresh Raina’s contribution. He was a proven player in the IPL. He used to provide stability by scoring runs consistently while batting at No.3,” External link

dnaindia Monday, May 23, 2022 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "The biggest problem for CSK was Deepak Chahar's unavailability. He is the type of pacer who can give you one or two wickets upfront. They definitely missed that. He would have taken a lot of wickets this season, considering the pitches. There was some swing on offer with the new ball and the surfaces were perfect for his game," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 23, 2022 12:35:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "If MS Dhoni is the captain for the next season, he will surely persist with youngsters like Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh and Maheesh Theekshana. These guys will improve. However, they will have to try and rope in a middle-order batter and a fast bowler when the transfer window opens," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 23, 2022 12:35:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “What does common sense demand? Okay, there’s Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur, but what are the others doing there? Common sense demands five overs left, two reviews, Tim David has just come in, you’ve taken a wicket and you have a great opportunity of taking two wickets quickly. And still, five overs to go. And you have the upper hand, you had to take it,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 22, 2022 3:01:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “They have only themselves to blame, nothing else. No excuses, you can’t hide behind anything, you lost it, more than Mumbai Indians winning it. You didn’t deserve to qualify and RCB do,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 22, 2022 3:01:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Go straight to the moment. Common sense, what does common sense demand? There was Rishabh, there was Shardul, but what were the others doing? Common sense demands that with five overs left, 2 reviews (remaining), Tim David had just come in, and you had a great opportunity of getting two wickets quickly. You still had five overs to go, and you had the upper hand. You had to take it! (the review) This was a no-brainer,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 22, 2022 2:32:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Arjun Tendulkar ) : “Why not? I have seen him in the nets. The Tendulkar name is a big name and he has very big boots to fill. But he bowls ‘theek thaak’ (decent), swings the new ball into the batters and is tall so gets the bounce too. So why not? If they have lost 11 matches then why does it matter? If they give Arjun a chance and if he does well in his first match it’s good for the future,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 21, 2022 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "There is no question about that. It's good that they have made the announcement now, it cuts all the speculation, all the drama that goes behind it. He has one of the best leaders the country has ever produced, especially in white-ball cricket. The announcement must be heartening for the CSK fans more than anything else," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:51:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "Fitness is his key. But I think he has enjoyed his cricket this season, more than anything else, The way he has batted, the way he has kept. That sense of enjoyment has come back. He has come back and probably surprised himself with the way he has batted," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:51:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri replied : “Jiski bhi party mei zada mazze hai,” External link

india Saturday, May 21, 2022 7:13:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri replied : “Jiski bhi party mei zada mazze hai,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 21, 2022 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "The pop is in the house and he's announced it to the world, and he's there in the playoffs- if they qualify, and if there's a problem with Delhi Capitals- then wait and watch. It's an announcement not to the critics- it's to the world- don't mess around with the pop. When there's class, respect class and it will teach all the kids how to play," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 20, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I'm not surprised at all. Every time I meet Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar), I have an argument with him. I say, if he can only focus and work harder on his fitness… his experience and ability in all formats of the game is remarkable. Every time we toured England or New Zealand, the guy was unfit,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:48:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I said, ‘you lost yourself 50 red ball wickets in the last couple of years’. If he stays fit, he is an automatic choice in the Indian team, forget Sunrisers,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:48:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Whether it's two months or a month-and-a-half, whether it's after England or before England. He needs a break because he has got 6-7 years of cricket left in him and you don't want to lose that with a fried brain," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:16:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Whether it's two months or a month-and-a-half, whether it's after England or before England. He needs a break because he has got 6-7 years of cricket left in him and you don't want to lose that with a fried brain," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Andre Roussel ) : "I feel once he gets the tempo going he shouldn`t change, he should be in the Andre Russell mode in this format of the game," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Andre Roussel ) : "I feel once he gets the tempo going he shouldn't change, he should be in the [Andre] Russell mould in this format of the game," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri concluded : "I'd like to see him bat at three for Delhi Capitals, especially now when the heat is on, when they've got to win. Let him go and smack it," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : “I think Stoinis’ current role is fine, and Gautam Gambhir is an experienced and shrewd campaigner. He has won two IPL titles. He knows who is the most useful player according to the situation. If we see power, experience and the ability to hit sixes, Stoinis is the man,” External link

news18 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 10:14:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri stated ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him. Whether it’s 2 months or a month-and-a-half, whether it’s after England or before England. He needs a break because he has got 6-7 years of cricket left in him and you don’t want to lose that with a fried brain," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:52:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Andre Roussel ) : "I feel once he gets the tempo going he shouldn't change, he should be in the Russell mould in this format of the game," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:07:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added ( about Andre Roussel ) : "Russell is very, very clear in his mindset. It is bang-bang-bang once he's in the mood. There's no stopping him, there's not even a negative thought that will peep through his system - it is (all about) smacking. Rishabh is totally capable of playing in that fashion, and I hope he thinks in that way because you'll see some special innings from him in T20 cricket," "He's getting off to starts and then getting out in a manner which he wouldn't like, but I don't think he should change his tempo," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:07:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri remarked ( about Pat Cummins ) : “Shukar hai Pat Cummins ko khilaya hai. Patha nahi kya kar raha tha bench garam kar ke. Australia captain hai, world class bowler hai aur bithaaya gaya usko! (Thankfully they have played Cummins. Wonder what he was doing warming the bench. He is the Australia captain, a world-class bowler and they still benched him!)” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri remarked ( about Pat Cummins ) : “Shukar hai Pat Cummins ko khilaya hai. Patha nahi kya kar raha tha bench garam kar ke. Australia captain hai, world class bowler hai aur bithaaya gaya usko! (Thankfully they have played Cummins. Wonder what he was doing warming the bench. He is the Australia captain, a world class bowler and they still benched him!)” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 9, 2022 2:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I think a break is ideal for him because he has played non-stop cricket and he has captained the side across all formats,” External link

india Monday, May 9, 2022 1:55:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I think a break is ideal for him because he has played non-stop cricket and he has captained the side across all formats,” External link

india Monday, May 9, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "With the amount of cricket being played and with the injuries that can take place, if you have a good IPL season which I feel he is right in thinking in that fashion. He has started off really hot and if he has a crackerjack of a season, surely he will be in that mix," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 9, 2022 12:12:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added ( about Dinesh Karthick ) : "He has got the experience, he has got all the shots…there is no Dhoni in the side now so you are looking at a finisher as well. But you also have to see how many keepers you want – there's Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant and now there's Karthik. And if there's an injury there, then he comes in automatically," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 9, 2022 12:12:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "I don't go big on that (strike rate). I will go and see the surface. If the surface is flat, then go. Then your strike rate has to be really good. But on a track like this, you might have to do the job for your team as well. Hold the innings together, and play the sheet anchor's role. The strike rate will always be good at the end of the innings," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:45:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I don’t go big on that (strike rate). I will go and see the surface. If the surface is flat, then go. Then your strike rate has to be really good. But on a track like this, you might have to do the job for your team as well. Hold the innings together, and play the sheet anchor’s role. The strike rate will always be good at the end of the innings,” External link

india Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “But 30 is 30, 50 is 50, in two innings it’s 80-plus. And there is a lot of cricket left to be played. So it augurs well,” External link

india Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : "His mindset will be to win every game, but don't forget he is 7-8 years older than when he could do it at ease. Having said that, don't write them off. There is pressure of having lost the first few games under Jadeja. Their backs are against the wall, they are cornered tigers. They can win everything, and the message will be to just go and express yourself. Play freely, play fearless cricket. If we lost, we are out of this competition, but each game we win, our confidence will only go up," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri wrote : “Eid Mubarak to my Double Trouble! Mohammed Shami, aaj game hai ! Biryani baad. Aar ya paar. Mohammed Siraj tu do baar kha leh,” External link

news18 Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He has played non-stop cricket, captained the team across formats. It would be wise of him to take a break,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:03:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 30, 2022 11:09:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I call him a gun player because in this country most of the accolades have gone to Rohit and Virat, but this man has been a serious player right between them when he’s fit. He deserves all the accolades he’s getting. He’s scored 6000 runs in IPL. He reads the conditions (very well), sees what the pitch has to offer, understands what his role is and he chooses the right bowlers to hit,” External link

india Friday, April 29, 2022 11:42:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “And you leave everything you said as a commentator behind. Park it. When I was the director of the team, it was about diagnosing problems: I was asked to hire and fire, whoever I wanted I could get in and whoever I didn’t could be shown the door. And it was also outlining how we want to play: to be aggressive and ruthless, to up the fitness levels, to get a group of fast bowlers to take 20 wickets overseas. And it was about attitude, especially when playing the Aussies. I told the boys if one single ‘**** you’ comes your way, give them three back: two in our language and one in theirs,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 28, 2022 2:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The same with the bowlers, we told them to stick in because there is a five-wicket session at any given time in England and at Lord’s and the Oval this decided the result. And we knew winning in Australia or England wasn’t coming with spin, it was fast bowlers, guys with aggression like Jasprit Bumrah. We were instrumental in making sure that guy played Test cricket. You don’t even need express pace, you just need attitude,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 28, 2022 2:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He has played non-stop cricket, captained the team across formats. It would be wise of him to take a break,” External link

dawn Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:04:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "Sometimes, you need to do that or tell the franchise I'll only play the half. Pay me half, as simple as that. Those tough calls need to come if you want to reach the zenith of your profession as an international player," External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, April 27, 2022 9:46:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "For someone so young and then to deliver time and time again when the chips are down and the pressure is on him (it's brilliant to see). Arshdeep is holding on to his nerves brilliantly, he's doing well in death overs. This shows he's moving up the ranks very quickly and he could be walking into the Indian team." External link

irishsun Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "He has played non-stop cricket, captained the team across formats. It would be wise of him to take a break," External link

news24 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Not only Virat, I'll tell that to any other player. If you want to play and do well for India, you have to draw the line where you want to take that break and the ideal break would be off-season where India is not playing and the only time India does not play is the IPL," External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 27, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “For someone so young and then to deliver time and time again when the chips are down and the pressure is on him (it’s brilliant to see). Arshdeep is holding on to his nerves brilliantly, he’s doing well in death overs,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I think a break is ideal for him because he has played non-stop cricket and he has captained the side across all formats. It will be wise of him to take a break. You know, sometimes you have to draw the balance. This year he is already into the tournament (IPL 2022), tomorrow if push comes to shove and you want to prolong your international career and make a mark there for 6-7 years, pull out of the IPL, for all you care," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 27, 2022 2:36:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added ( about Virat Kohli ) : "He (Virat) is still young and he has his best 5-6 years ahead of him. He would have realised what he has gone through in these (last) few months. He knows he has to go back to the drawing board, how he thinks, how he approaches and he has to literally start from scratch. He isn't the only one; there have been many players in the past who have gone through this," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, April 27, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He measured what he had to do by reading the conditions, seeing what the pitch had to offer, see what his role was, the shot selection, playing around with the field, choosing the right bowler to hit and the reason why I feel he spoke beautifully is that it showed his mindset and the way he has adapted himself over the years,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 27, 2022 1:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Rob Key ) : “Rob may have more work with the domestic game but, when it comes to the national team, it is very similar,” External link

india Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “The most important thing is getting among the players and setting a tone from the outset: what you believe in, what you think of them and changing the mindset to compete and win. You have to be bullish and brutish in wanting to achieve that. For us, and now England, it was about setting the challenge of winning abroad, big time,” External link

india Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Rob Key ) : "Rob may have more work with the domestic game but, when it comes to the national team, it is very similar," External link

siliconindia Wednesday, April 27, 2022 9:10:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Kane Williamson ) : “The team that for me that has made the biggest strides in the last week or so has been the Sunrisers. Especially with the attack they have, Kane (Williamson) is now getting more into the act as a captain. He seems a lot more confident with the resources he has and the batting around him. That allows him to take his time and play the way he wants,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 27, 2022 5:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Shikhar Dhawan ) : “Shikhar Dhawan measured what he had to do by reading the conditions,” External link

news18 Tuesday, April 26, 2022 5:06:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I had no warning. I was commentating at the Oval during India’s [2014] tour of England and came off air to find six or seven missed calls. ‘Seven bloody calls? What’s happened here?’. [The BCCI] just said: ‘We want you to take over, starting tomorrow, at any cost.’ I told them I’d have to speak to my family and commercial partners but they just said they would sort all that out. And like that I was straight in from the commentary box. You’ll see when I joined the setup [during the ODIs], I was still in jeans and loafers. Instantly my job changed,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 26, 2022 9:42:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri replies : “O h no, no, don’t go down that route,” External link

guardian Tuesday, April 26, 2022 2:27:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri replies : “O h no, no, don’t go down that route,” External link

guardian Tuesday, April 26, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri replies : “O h no, no, don’t go down that route,” External link

guardian Monday, April 25, 2022 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 24, 2022 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 24, 2022 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "When I was (India) coach at the time when this first started, the first thing I said is, 'You have to show empathy to the guys,'" "If you're going to be forceful, there is a very thin line there, from a guy losing the plot as opposed to him hanging in there and giving his best. So you have to be extremely careful" External link

forbes Friday, April 22, 2022 1:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "He is doing what he loves to do. The positions he is getting into… if you see the way he is batting, he is literally picking his spot. And he’s getting into great positions to play the shots. He is moving early. He is anticipating what the bowler is doing and what he is doing extremely well this year is that the anticipation is coming out to be dead right 99 percent of the times. That makes a difference. You are outsmarting the bowler when you are one step ahead of him," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 21, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, April 21, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “When I was [India] coach at the time when this first started, the first thing I said is, ‘You have to show empathy to the guys,’” “If you’re going to be forceful, there is a very thin line there, from a guy losing the plot as opposed to him hanging in there and giving his best. So you have to be extremely careful” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, April 21, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, April 21, 2022 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “When I was (India) coach at the time when this first started, the first thing I said is, ‘You have to show empathy to the guys,’” “If you’re going to be forceful, there is a very thin line there, from a guy losing the plot as opposed to him hanging in there and giving his best. So you have to be extremely careful” External link

gulf-times Thursday, April 21, 2022 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “When I was coach at the time when this first started, the first thing I said is, ‘you have to show empathy to the guys’. If you’re going to be forceful, there is a very thin line there, from a guy losing the plot as opposed to him hanging in there and giving his best. So you have to be extremely careful,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 10:08:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

kuwaittimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6:48:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "What I would like to see with Delhi is Rishabh Pant coming and playing his natural game. Forgetting that he is the captain of the side, just let him go out and play his natural game. Let the others around him take the responsibility, because if he fires it will do his captaincy a world of good and at the same time you will see the results changing for Delhi Capitals pretty quickly." External link

irishsun Wednesday, April 20, 2022 5:21:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I don't think there is any problem with his batting. I think it's just change of mind-set that is needed, where he goes out and gives himself a little bit of time early on and then goes for it. There are no half measures. The Rishabh Pant you know is Rishabh Pant where there are no half measures. He plays the high-risk shots, he takes his chances and you want him to play in that fashion because that's what brings out the best in him." External link

irishsun Wednesday, April 20, 2022 5:21:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it's him," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, April 20, 2022 2:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 20, 2022 9:32:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it's him. Whether it's 2 months or a month-and-a-half, whether it's after England or before England," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:31:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "He needs a break because he has got 6-7 years of cricket left in him and you don't want to lose that with a fried brain. He is not the only one. There might be 1 or 2 in world cricket going through the same. You need to address the problem upfront," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:31:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "When I was coach at the time when this first started, the first thing I said is 'you have to show empathy to the guys'. If you're going to be forceful, there is a very thin line there, from a guy losing the plot as opposed to him hanging in there and giving his best. So you have to be extremely careful," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:31:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : ”Whether it’s 2 months or a month-and-a-half, whether it’s after England or before England. He needs a break because he has got 6-7 years of cricket left in him and you don’t want to lose that with a fried brain. He is not the only one. There might be 1 or 2 in world cricket going through the same. You need to address the problem upfront,” External link

india Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Captaincy comes naturally to Shreyas (Iyer). Look at his aggressive captaincy, you don't feel like he's leading KKR for the first time. Looks like he's been captaining them for the last 3 to 4 seasons and it is visible through his clarity of thoughts. His mindset is clear about what brand of cricket he needs to play as a batter," External link

dnaindia Monday, April 18, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "At the same time, he's aware of what he as a captain needs to do to take his team to the playoffs and win the title. I've liked the way he`s spoken during the pre and post-match conferences and that shows he's clear with his plans. I am convinced he'll go a long way," External link

dnaindia Monday, April 18, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Captaincy comes naturally to Shreyas (Iyer). Look at his aggressive captaincy, you don't feel like he's leading KKR for the first time. Looks like he's been captaining them for the last 3 to 4 seasons and it is visible through his clarity of thoughts. His mindset is clear about what brand of cricket he needs to play as a batter. At the same time, he's aware of what he as a captain needs to do to take his team to the playoffs and win the title. I've liked the way he's spoken during the pre and post-match conferences and that shows he's clear with his plans. I am convinced he'll go a long way," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 18, 2022 4:45:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Captaincy comes naturally to him. Look at his aggressive captaincy, you don't feel like he's leading KKR for the first time. Looks like he's been captaining them for the last 3 to 4 seasons and it is visible through his clarity of thoughts," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 18, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I believe we will see a new champion this season. Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll in this IPL and they are definitely going to make it to the playoffs,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 17, 2022 7:35:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : “He’s capable of taking the spinners to the cleaners and will be important from RCB’s perspective as the tournament progresses. And then, Faf being their leader is a big bonus for them,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 17, 2022 7:35:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I believe we will see a new champion this season. Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll in this IPL and they are definitely going to make it to the playoffs. They are getting hotter and hotter as the tournament is progressing. They are looking in a good space. They are getting better and better with every game,” External link

india Saturday, April 16, 2022 11:39:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "I believe we will see a new champion this season. Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll in this IPL and they are definitely going to make it to the playoffs. They are getting hotter and hotter as the tournament is progressing. They are looking in a good space. They are getting better and better with every game," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 16, 2022 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "Virat has been doing well, Glenn Maxwell is back with the side, and we all know how destructive he can be with the bat. He's capable of taking the spinners to the cleaners and will be important from RCB's perspective as the tournament progresses. And then, Faf being their leader is a big bonus for them," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 16, 2022 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "I believe we will see a new champion this season. Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll in this IPL and they are definitely going to make it to the playoffs," External link

Hindu Saturday, April 16, 2022 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "He is prepared to bowl with the new ball, he is prepared to bat at No.4. It tells you he is fit, he is very clear in his mind, and the space he is in now is brilliant. Right before this IPL, the question that was asked about a lot of young captains - the word was KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant. Add Hardik Pandya. Don't take your eye off the ball there guys. This guy can lead a side," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 11, 2022 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “No laughing matter at all. I do not know who the person involved is, he was not in a conscious state of mind. If that is the case, then it is a big worry. Someone’s life is at risk, some people might think it is funny but for me, it is not funny at all. It shows the person who is trying to do it is in a state which is not appropriate. When you are in such a state trying something like that, the chances of mistakes are even more. It is not acceptable at all,” External link

india Sunday, April 10, 2022 4:07:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "Unbelievable. He played a gem in their last game. Today (Saturday) was really special. When you are 50/0 and then 89/6 and then your team scores 71 runs in the last 5 overs with Surya doing most of the damage, you know at the end of the knock as he passes by, say 'Surya Namaskar'," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 10, 2022 9:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : "I feel that someone like Jadeja, he should focus on his own game. If Chennai were to think back, they wouldn't have let go of Faf du Plessis," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 10, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "No laughing matter at all. I do not know who the person involved is, he was not in a conscious state of mind. If that is the case, then it is a big worry. Someone's life is at risk, some people might think it is funny but for me, it is not funny at all. It shows the person who is trying to do it is in a state which is not appropriate. When you are in such a state trying something like that, the chances of mistakes are even more. It is not acceptable at all," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 10, 2022 5:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "You do not want an unfortunate incident for you to wake up, if something like that happens, you have to step up and tell the people concerned. Just like you are told by the Anti-Corruption Unit when there is an approach made by someone or the other when it comes to fixing, it is your job to approach the authorities to let them know," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 10, 2022 5:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "I do not know who the person involved is, he was not in a conscious state of mind," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, April 10, 2022 1:12:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "Someone's life at risk. People might think it is funny but for me it's not funny at all," External link

dnaindia Saturday, April 9, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "Someone's life at risk. People might think it is funny but for me it's not funny at all," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Saturday, April 9, 2022 3:16:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “Someone’s life at risk. People might think it is funny but for me it’s not funny at all,” External link

wsau Saturday, April 9, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "I do not know who the person involved is, he was not in a conscious state of mind. If that is the case, then it is a big worry. Someone's life is at risk, some people might think it is funny but for me, it is not funny at all," External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 9, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "You do not want an unfortunate incident for you to wake up, if something like that happens, you have to step up and tell the people concerned. Just like you are told by the Anti-Corruption Unit when there is an approach made by someone or the other when it comes to fixing, it is your job to approach the authorities to let them know," External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 9, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “Two teams that have a weakened bowling department would be Mumbai and Delhi. I wouldn’t say Gujarat aren’t a strong team. They have enough good players there. But if you look at what Mumbai were or Delhi were, hence the comparison,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 9, 2022 12:15:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He has shown a lot of potential in both the innings he has played for Mumbai Indians. I am impressed looking at his wide range of shots- front foot, back foot, sweep. There’s a lot of variation in his shot selection,” “His composure, body language and temperament are very good for a young player. He’s batted very confidently. This player has the potential to go ahead. Tilak Varma has shown positive intent with his batting and these are good signs for Mumbai Indians. Once Suryakumar Yadav is back in the playing eleven, Mumbai’s middle-order will be strong,” External link

news18 Thursday, April 7, 2022 11:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “It’s a bitter, bitter pill to swallow,” External link

news18 Thursday, April 7, 2022 10:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Look at the striking. He came out with a mission. He went for 49 runs in his four overs and he said, ‘I’m going to get those runs and more’. My word he spanked it all around the ground. There are hardly any mishits in that innings. Unbelievable,” “Even that mistimed shot almost went all the way, great effort (in the field) but it was a no ball. He ran the two, hit the next one for four before you could bat your eyelids, the last one went for six and that is it. Game, set and match. It’s like someone walking past them would tell him, ‘Thanks for spoiling a really good game of cricket’,” External link

news18 Thursday, April 7, 2022 10:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “The way you want to see Samson up the ante is by reading the opposition a little more and then comes the choice of shots. Which are the shots that will be more profitable and then you anticipate that from that particular bowler. This is where Kohli is far more mature, disciplined and in control and hence the bigger scores. If Sanju can get that into his game, reading the opposition a little bit more than just see it and hit it, he will get there. Because he can take off,” External link

india Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Very happy for him. We missed him in the World Cup. He would've been a certainty had he been fit," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:58:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Every game I've picked him we've won. In his debut in T20, India won. In his debut in Test cricket, India won. From a net bowler, he played those other two formats," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:58:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Very happy for him. We missed him in the World Cup. He would've been a certainty had he been fit," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Every game I've picked him we've won. In his debut in T20, India won. In his debut in Test cricket, India won. From a net bowler, he played those other two formats," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Very happy for him. We missed him in the World Cup. He would’ve been a certainty had he been fit. He got injured against England when we were playing the ODI series and we really missed him (in the World Cup). He’s that specialist death bowler, bowls those yorkers very skilfully. He’s got great control. He is skiddy. A bit quicker than you think and hits the bat,” External link

india Tuesday, April 5, 2022 7:28:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I like his temperament very much. He wasn't scared of the big names,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 3, 2022 6:53:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "He's got very fit and hungry. And, he's got swing in his hands. I used to say, 'Wake Kapil Dev at 2 am and ask him to bowl. He will bowl superb outswing'. Few players including Shami have got that skill. His seam release is brilliant... only Jimmy Anderson comes close. Irrespective of the format, Shami's seam presentation helps him get movement. Mumbai tracks have got a bit of moisture at the start and Shami can get a couple of wickets in the opening spell," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 2, 2022 11:34:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Rishabh is not a sort of player who will be under pressure. He is always going to play his natural game. The way Rishabh plays, being consistent is not easy because he will take chances. He takes care of the strike rate because he comes to bat at no.4, where you have to take the run-scoring up. So, it's a high-risk game there. If he performs, he can cover up his strike rate issue in a single innings,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I liked him tactically as a captain. He used Kuldeep brilliantly and also made good bowling changes. He is a street-smart cricketer and yes, he will learn a lot more,” “The thing I like about him the most is that his batting and his captaincy is not the same. As a captain, he is a lot more composed. His idol is MS Dhoni, so he tries to a lot of things like him. Even if you watch him before the game, his practice and work ethics are a lot similar to Dhoni. So, he's very composed and very calm” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “In Powerplay, if there are no wickets, Rishabh should push himself up. There's no harm in playing at 3,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He does play the shot at training. But the IPL is the sort of tournament where he can practice it with some conviction, because he has to play the shot,” “It’s not like you are playing it in the nets and you won’t get a chance to play it in a game, in Australia or England. So there is no point. Maybe against Nathan Lyon, but he won’t get to face much spin there, it’s mainly fast bowlers” External link

india Friday, April 1, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He was relentless. If you’re bowling at lengths, the hard lengths, when you beat the bat and get the edges, you expect some odd ball (that may go loose). But he was mean, he gave nothing,” External link

news18 Wednesday, March 30, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Look at the way he got Williamson out. (Usually, bowlers would go) Top of off-stump, get the nick. He knew there was bounce there, and he said ‘I’ll take that nick to a foot-and-a-half, top of off-stump’. He’s got the height, he’s got the wrist and he’s got the seam coming out high. Good to see an Indian banging it in against a world-class player,” External link

news18 Wednesday, March 30, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Rashid Khan ) : "Absolutely now. Especially when you see Sunrisers Hyderabad without Rashid Khan. Sometimes I think how can you leave him, how can you let him go. I would have had him by the leash. Stay here, don't move out. We will sort you out on the numbers. Can't let you go'," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 29, 2022 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “when Pandya bowls he is twice the player he is” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He knows if he is fully fit and if he is going to bowl, he walks into the side. I don’t think there is a question mark at all. He is a match-winner, a complete package, a brilliant fielder, quick in the outfield. He is smart bowler, who reads the situation well. When he bowls, he thinks like a batter, he thinks as if he is bowling to himself (to a big hitter), he is thinking in that fashion and varies his pace and line to adjust to whoever he is bowling to. This bit of captaincy could help his game,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "That depends on the balance of the team," "I wouldn't know what their middle order is, but just in case they've got a very strong middle order, then there's no harm in Virat opening" External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 27, 2022 9:13:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "That depends on the balance of the team," "I wouldn't know what their middle order is, but just in case they've got a very strong middle order, then there's no harm in Virat opening" External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 25, 2022 9:39:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I think this (giving up captaincy) could be a blessing in disguise, to be honest. The pressures of captaincy off his shoulders, the expectations that come with being captain no longer there, he can go out, express himself, play freely, and I think he’ll look to do just that,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “And especially as a captain if you set standards like Virat Kohli has, people expect you to win every game but that’s never going to happen. Even the greatest of team will have an off season, will have a period where nothing fires and the pressure will built,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “That depends on the balance of the team. I don’t know what their middle-order is. Just in case they have got a very strong middle-order, there is no harm in Virat opening” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Virat has already relinquished his job. Rohit is an outstanding captain in white-ball cricket. But I think, this IPL India will be looking at who will be captaining the team (in future) — there is Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul,” External link

india Thursday, March 24, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I think this (giving up captaincy) could be a blessing in disguise, to be honest. The pressures of captaincy off his shoulders, the expectations that come with being captain no longer there, he can go out, express himself, play freely, and I think he'll look to do just that," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "And especially as a captain if you set standards like Virat Kohli has, people expect you to win every game but that's never going to happen. Even the greatest of team will have an off season, will have a period where nothing fires and the pressure will built," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "That depends on the balance of the team. I don't know what their middle-order is. Just in case they have got a very strong middle-order, there is no harm in Virat opening" External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Virat has already relinquished his job. Rohit is an outstanding captain in white-ball cricket . But I think, this IPL India will be looking at who will be captaining the team (in future) -- there is Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:58:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Rohit's not getting any younger. Neither is Virat (Kohli). They'll have to look at who might be the captain two years, three years down the line," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 24, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “The whole county would be very closely watching Hardik Pandya in the IPL, we all know what he is capable of. Like Hardik, there will be a lot of other players who are knocking at the doors of the Indian team,” External link

india Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:18:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I think the all-rounder’s position at No. 6 for sure,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, March 23, 2022 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Virat is not being captain anymore, but Rohit has also been outstanding especially in white ball. India will be looking at who will be captaining the team (in future) -- there is Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul. India will be looking for a solid captain for the future and here is the opportunity," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:57:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "The whole county would be very closely watching Hardik Pandya in the IPL, we all know what he is capable of," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:57:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "One think I can say is that they would be watching the fast bowling department more than anything else as they are going to Australia in four months' times after the IPL," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:57:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Competition will be terrific this time, with two new teams coming in.. Now there are quite a few teams that will give you a real good run for money. The mix has been very good and it promises a very strong league," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:57:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "The whole county would be very closely watching Hardik Pandya in the IPL, we all know what he is capable of. Like Hardik, there will be a lot of other players who are knocking at the doors of the Indian team," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri pointed out ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Virat is not being captain anymore, but Rohit has also been outstanding especially in white ball. India will be looking at who will be captaining the team (in future) - there is Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul. India will be looking for a solid captain for the future and here is the opportunity That is the beauty of the IPL, last IPL we saw Venkatesh Iyer, no one had heard of him and by the time it got over he was in Indian team. So, you expect the unexpected," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “India will be looking for a solid captain for the future and here is the opportunity,” External link

india Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “The whole county would be very closely watching Hardik Pandya in the IPL, we all know what he is capable of,” External link

india Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “One think I can say is that they would be watching the fast bowling department more than anything else as they are going to Australia in four months’ times after the IPL,” External link

india Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Competition will be terrific this time, with two new teams coming in.. Now there are quite a few teams that will give you a real good run for money. The mix has been very good and it promises a very strong league,” External link

india Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "This is the 15th edition of the IPL, I did the first 11 years and then thanks to some stupid conflict of interest clause that exists in some stupid constitution that binds us, you could not do the last few seasons," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:19:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "You call him Mr. IPL, I could not disagree. He lit up the IPL, to play consecutive seasons for a team without missing a match is a real big compliment in itself. He is one of the highest-scorers in the history of the competition" External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:19:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “India will be looking for a solid captain for the future and here is the opportunity,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 22, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “The whole county would be very closely watching Hardik Pandya in the IPL, we all know what he is capable of,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 22, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “One think I can say is that they would be watching the fast bowling department more than anything else as they are going to Australia in four months’ times after the IPL,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 22, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Competition will be terrific this time, with two new teams coming in.. Now there are quite a few teams that will give you a real good run for money. The mix has been very good and it promises a very strong league,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 22, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "Our endeavour is to take young kids from 'Potential to Performance' in sport and beyond using the best practices of coaching and sports sciences available in the world today. We seek to develop smart, compassionate coaches and allied support staff who are well-versed with the knowledge of modern scientific principles and the wisdom to apply them appropriately," External link

business-standard Friday, March 4, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "It is a remarkable achievement to play the 100th Test and to be labelled a great of the game when he still has six to seven years left in him to keep playing at the highest level," External link

business-standard Friday, March 4, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "Our endeavour is to take young kids from 'Potential to Performance' in sport and beyond using the best practices of coaching and sports sciences available in the world today. We seek to develop smart, compassionate coaches and allied support staff who are well-versed with the knowledge of modern scientific principles and the wisdom to apply them appropriately," External link

irishsun Friday, March 4, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "It is a remarkable achievement to play the 100th Test and to be labelled a great of the game when he still has six to seven years left in him to keep playing at the highest level," External link

irishsun Friday, March 4, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “You can’t pin point it on one thing. You got to have minds that are similar when it comes to the way forward, what’s your goal, how you want to achieve it, how you want to build your team,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Not many get that accolade during their playing days,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Plenty of his innings stood out, not all of them have to be hundreds. One in Perth stands out because it was an awkward track, the bounce was uneven and he stood out amongst every batsman in that match. That’s what marks out the best because the pitch is the same for everybody but then one guy stands out and he stood out,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He asked honest answers of his coaches, he would want to be watched very carefully, even for little, little things. He would see if his footwork was right, his balance was right, little things. Sometimes when you are out on the road for long, things can creep in without you realising. I would only tell him something if there was a need to tell him. It is pointless to say, this is not right but what is the solution to it? If you don’t have the solution then there’s no point saying it,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “We wanted to compete. There was no point going overseas and then just accepting the inevitable. You go there and say, ‘it is the same pitch for both sides, let’s compete.’ I mean, winning and losing keeps on happening but give it your best shot. Get yourself in a position to win games, which means you have to take 20 wickets, you know all that kind of stuff,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “It was always about the challenge for Kohli and wanting to compete; the level of fitness how he changed suddenly from what he was 2008-09 – 2012, sudden transformation in the last five to six years in his work ethics, his diet, kind of sacrifices he made,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "100 reasons to celebrate Test match No. 100. It's been a fabulous century. Great to watch a lot of it ringside. Enjoy this one champ through the covers...@imVkohli #VK100," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "100 reasons to celebrate Test match No. 100. It's been a fabulous century. Great to watch a lot of it ringside. Enjoy this one champ through the covers...@imVkohli #VK100," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri says : "This is the hashtag, like a tracer bullet challenge. You have heard me say it on the microphone over the years. Let's see how my colleagues do it," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “It's changed from the time we played,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 1, 2022 2:37:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I think the endeavour was to make this the best travelling team in the world. I said that back in 2017. People started laughing. But indirectly it was a challenge to the boys saying that you can do it, you know, once we had our pace-bowling attack in place. But we got hit by the bullets. We lost a close series in South Africa 2-1. We lost in England as well, 4-1, which could have been 3-2 in our favour with a little bit of luck,” External link

india Saturday, January 29, 2022 3:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added ( about Virat Kohli ) : ”But after losing those two series I knew that we are on the way. Now something big will happen. We were strong and fit. Gave a lot of attention to fitness, me and Virat both did wonders,” External link

india Saturday, January 29, 2022 3:24:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “If you’ve to balance, you shouldn’t restrict an over to 2 bouncers. Increase them. The reason why I say this is because it’s exciting,” External link

news18 Saturday, January 29, 2022 11:08:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “A batsman captain would want a batting track. Very rare, you will get a batting captain who will say, arre lagao udhar ( leave some grass). Lekin Virat karega, usko darr nehi hai (But Virat would do it, he is not afraid of grass on the wicket),” External link

india Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:13:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “It’s his choice. You have to respect his decision. There is a time for everything,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, January 28, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “As I said, I’ve not followed a single ball in the series. But I don’t think there will be too much change in Virat Kohli” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, January 28, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "If you've to balance, you shouldn't restrict an over to 2 bouncers. Increase them. The reason why I say this is because it's exciting," External link

dnaindia Friday, January 28, 2022 2:13:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “If you've to balance, you shouldn't restrict an over to 2 bouncers. Increase them. The reason why I say this is because it's exciting,” “The volume (is also a factor). There was no T20 cricket at our time. There were 12-13-14 Test matches a year. Bowlers used to be fitter. If the same bowler is playing all three formats this time, what you expect out of him in actual red-ball format will not be the same. He will perform for one or two or three years, but then he will be out of petrol” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 28, 2022 6:35:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "If he can avoid having the phone in his hand, he will do it. Honestly, till today I don't have his number. I never asked for it. I know he hardly has his phone. And if you have to get in touch with him, you know how to. I am saying he's that kind of a person," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 6:11:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Virat is like a beast on the field, once he steps on the field, he just wants to compete and he does not care about anything else. On the other hand, Rohit is laid back. He is still not aware of his potential” External link

news18 Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “You go and you play. There are only two World Cup-winning captains (in India). Even Sachin Tendulkar had to play six World Cups to win one. So it is not a question that you are judged by the World Cup, you are judged at the end of the day on how you play, are you an ambassador of the game, do you play the game with integrity and do you play the game for a long period of time. So that’s how you judge players at the end of it all,” External link

india Thursday, January 27, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "He realizes he is 33, he realizes he has five years of good cricket ahead of him. If he can calm down, focus on his batting, take one game at a time, probably take a break from the game as well. I think if he sits out for two or three months or takes a break for a series, it would do him a world of good," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 27, 2022 9:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : "Even if he scores a zero, or scores a hundred, or win the World Cup, or lose in the first round, it doesn't make a difference to him. I have seen a lot of cricketers, but there is no one like him. Even Sachin Tendulkar has a fantastic temperament, but he sometimes gets angry. But Dhoni doesn't," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 27, 2022 8:12:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "No, I never thought of it. In India we've had enough. And I never thought in that fashion at that time. In India it's going to be difficult for a fast bowler to captain. A fast bowler captain has to be an all-rounder basically or he has to be a Bob Willis kind of captain who in conditions where they play, a fast bowler will always be in the game, he will be aggressive. He'll be looking to win games and take wickets. Very rarely has a fast bowler been there for too long. Unless he is a genuine all-rounder like Kapil, Imran or Sir Garfield," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 7:17:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "He realizes he is 33, he realizes he has five years of good cricket ahead of him. If he can calm down, focus on his batting, take one game at a time, probably take a break from the game as well. I think if he sits out for two or three months or takes a break for a series, it would do him a world of good," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 26, 2022 8:02:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I think he realized that he's 33, he must have five good years of cricket ahead of him. Probably take a break from the game as well, 2-3 months or even one series will do him a world of good. He will be clear mentally, will know what his role in the team is, and can play as a team player. And that's how I want to see Kohli from now on,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat is like a beast on the field. He is a terrier. Once he enters the ground, he wants to compete and is not worried about anybody. He is in-your-face and passionate. Off the field, he is totally opposite," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 26, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Now, Rohit is laid back. It was sometimes that you got the feeling that the game came too easy to him, till he realised that 'God has given me this gift and now let me also work harder and make the most of it'. And when in full flow, there are few batters who play like him," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 26, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “MS Dhoni was unreal. I have never seen a guy like him in my life. Whether he makes a zero or a 100, or lift a World Cup or get knocked out in the first round, it never mattered to him. I promise you, I have seen a lot of players but none like Dhoni. I have seen even Sachin Tendulkar. Fantastic temperament but sometimes get angry but this guy never gets angry. He didn’t care,” External link

india Wednesday, January 26, 2022 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat is like a beast on the field. He is a terrier. Once he enters the ground, he wants to compete is not worried about anybody. He is in-your-face and passionate. Off the field, he is totally opposite. Absolutely calm, chilled… there is no issue about him. He is 33. He has been contributing as a captain. The challenge comes when you are not captain after a span of time. Then to still have the energy to play as a player, get runs and help India win. If he does that, he would have completed a full circle," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 26, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “Many big players have not won a World Cup. That's alright. (Sourav) Ganguly, (Rahul) Dravid, (Anil) Kumble also have not won. So can we label them as bad players?” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:34:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "If you lose one series, you people start criticising... You can't win every game, there will be wins and losses," "How can the standard go down suddenly? For five years, you have been number one side in the world. As I said, I've not followed a single ball in the series. But I don't think there will be too much change in Virat Kohli" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:34:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Any cricketer can play here six months after retirement from International cricket," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:59:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Many people have already spoken about Virat Kohli and him stepping down as the captain. I do not have the time to get into gossip and get into details. I took a break after seven years in the game, I have been part of the team and I am very clear, that I do not wash dirty linen in public. The day I finished, it will be blank. I will not discuss any of my players on the public platforms, I have been very clear on this," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "To be honest, I did not watch the series. I did not even see a single ball. I saw the result as people talk it, but I did not see a single ball" External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "Many players have not won the World Cup, Sourav Ganguly has not won it, Rahul Dravid has not won it, Anil Kumble has not won it, Laxman has not won it. Even Rohit Sharma has not won it but it does not mean they are bad players. You go and play, there are just World Cup-winning captains -- MS Dhoni and Kapil Dev. Sachin Tendulkar took six World Cups to lift his first title," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I do not know what communication happened between both parties (Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli). I have not spoken to them, when I get the chance to talk to them, then I can speak to give my viewpoint. When you have half-knowledge, then you should be quiet. When you have full knowledge, then you should be speak," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I have not watched cricket for three months, when I see the cricket then I can give my judgment. If I have not seen then I will not give my verdict" External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "There is a time for everything, you have to respect Virat's choice. Many players in the past have left the captaincy to focus on their batting or cricket, be it Sunil Gavaskar or anyone. I have not seen anything, I do not think there will be much change in Kohli" External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "If Rohit is fit, why can't he be the captain in Tests too. He was appointed vice-captain for the South Africa series but he couldn't go there because of injuries. So why not, if he was made the vice-captain, why can't he be promoted to captaincy," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Rishabh is a tremendous young player. As a coach, I was very fond of him, his attitude and the good thing about him was that he would always listen to you. A lot of people say, he always does what he wants but that's not true. He reads the game well and would always put my team effort first than self. So he should always be kept in mind for leadership," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "So he only knows how much is he enjoying captaincy. When Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni were not enjoying captaincy, they left. Similarly, when Virat thought that he had won 40 matches, six years he had been leading and now he wants to enjoy his cricket. He wants to focus on his batting and release a bit of pressure and it happens with a lot of individuals," External link

dnaindia Monday, January 24, 2022 8:09:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I felt that he could easily continue for next two years, but now as he has stepped down, we should all respect his decision,” External link

india Monday, January 24, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Whether Virat could have continued to lead India in Tests. For sure, he could have led India for at least 2 years because next two years India would be playing at home and who is coming over - 9 and 10 jacks, going by the rankings. But he would have then made it to 50-60 wins under his captaincy and a lot of people will not be able to digest that fact," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar quit captaincy to focus on their game, so Virat also had the same thing on his mind," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I can't wait to work closely with LLC T20 tournament. I am sure they will show their extra skills for their teams in next 10 days" External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 19, 2022 7:29:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I can't wait to work closely with LLC T20 tournament. I am sure they will show their extra skills for their teams in next 10 days." External link

irishsun Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri wrote ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat, you can go with your head held high. Few have achieved what you have as captain. Definitely India's most aggressive and successful. Sad day for me personally as this is the team we built together," External link

dnaindia Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : "At 21, 22, or 23, I had similar success, so I can relate to as I scored hundreds overseas. What you can never take away is exuberance of youth. It's only when the baggage comes of being a known quantity and that's when life starts," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 14, 2022 5:00:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "I said 'No, give this guy a go. He is looking dangerous. He is looking good. If he gets going, he will win you the match in a session. First game he plays, he gets 190 before tea. That was it. The stamp on the series was right there. And then once they lost the first game, it was one after the other," External link

dnaindia Monday, January 10, 2022 1:21:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I remember one when people talk about selection... and it was a great selection. Shikhar Dhawan, he was not going to play, he was not in the mix. He had a good Champions trophy. I went to Virat and said, 'this is guy', but he said 'no'. He said ‘we were thinking about giving someone a run. So we thought we will carry on with this process," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 10, 2022 9:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri pointed out : "I said 'No, give this guy a go. He is looking dangerous. He is looking good. If he gets going, he will win you the match in a session. First game he plays, he gets 190 before tea. That was it. The stamp on the series was right there. And then once they lost the first game, it was one after the other," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 10, 2022 9:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : "It will be the mother of all rivalries when Sehwag, Yuvraj, and Bhajji play against Shahid Afridi, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, and Shoaib Akhtar. This will be a blast from the past for the fans," External link

dnaindia Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:41:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Like true Kings, they will come, they will see and they will conquer,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 4, 2022 10:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : “It will be the mother of all rivalries when Sehwag, Yuvraj, and Bhajji play against Shahid Afridi, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, and Shoaib Akhtar. This will be a blast from the past for the fans,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 4, 2022 10:53:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "There are lots of players in this team who are all-format players. In the last 24 months, they have been home for 25 days. Even if your name is Bradman and you are in a bubble, your average will come down because you are human," "It is not something you put petrol in the backside and expect the guy to move on" External link

business-standard Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:35:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "I thought that was unbelievable, especially on that last day. I always knew at tea time, when we were three down, that it's pointless telling Rishabh anything. I can't tell you what the conversation was. From upstairs I went to the loo. These 2 young boys were having a chat – Gill and Pant. Gill had batted magnificently to set it up with a brilliant 90," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 1, 2022 6:48:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Pakistan played well on that day, and against New Zealand, we were timid. We were very timid. It showed in the game. We were tentative instead of going for the jugular. You never mind losing as long as you're throwing punches. But if you're timid and tentative then it hurts more. And in a tournament like this if you lose too early then you're in trouble," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 3:47:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri explained : "It's not like the format in 2019, where you can play every opposition. I think that is the way to go forward. That format is the best, and then have the Playoffs ideally, if you want to decide the World Cup," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 3:47:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I think it is extremely important that the captain and the coach should have a say in team selection. I think going forward, both should officially have a say. Especially if the coach is experienced enough, like I was and now how Rahul (Dravid) is,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I think it is extremely important for the coach and the captain to have a say in the team selection, officially going forward. It is very important especially if the coach is experienced enough. I was, Rahul (Dravid) is, and the captain should also have a say,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I wasn’t okay with three wicketkeepers being picked for the World Cup. Either Ambati (Rayudu) or Shreyas (Iyer) could’ve come in. What was the logic in having MS Dhoni, Rishabh (Pant), and Dinesh (Karthik) altogether? But I never interfered with the selectors’ work, except when I was asked for feedback or as part of a general discussion,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “2019 was a tremendous series. And we had the feeling on that tour that if we start off well, there is a chance. If we get Australia early, then there is a great chance. And we won in Adelaide. Went all the way down to the wire. I think by 30-odd runs we won but that was great because then that belief was there,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : “Yes, we lost in Perth where the wicket suited their bowling, and they hammered us. Virat played an outstanding innings, one of the great hundreds you’ll see. And then came Melbourne… I think Jadeja had come back from injury, Ash was injured. So we had to pick another side altogether. 1-1 in the series, that was the biggest gamble for me in my tenure as coach. Our openers were struggling, so we said that putting them in for another Test will put them under immense pressure and give the opposition an upper hand,” “So we decided to go in with 2 new players. Mayank Agarwal… you know, he had just landed 3 days ago and I told him you will be playing. Just don’t think it’s Australia and think it’s another game and you are carrying that form. And Hanuma opened and did a very good job. He might not have got the volume of runs but as an opening batter you know how tough that session can be. He roughed it out there, saw the new ball through. Rest is history” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri concluded : "Therein will be the biggest challenge. To identify 5 good bowlers to play in '23. It's easier because it's in India because there will be spin. It's tougher when you go overseas. I think there will not be a problem for a year or year and a half, but after that, you will have to really start looking and grooming once you start travelling overseas again," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, December 29, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “I think it is extremely important for the coach and the captain to have a say in the team selection, officially going forward. It is very important especially if the coach is experienced enough. I was, Rahul (Dravid is), and the captain should also have a say,” External link

news18 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri told : “I think to get the right blend of experience and youth, two years down the line, you need to start grooming some players,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 29, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Therein will be the biggest challenge. To identify 5 good bowlers to play in '23. It's easier because it's in India because there will be spin. It's tougher when you go overseas. I think there will not be a problem for a year or year and a half, but after that, you will have to really start looking and grooming once you start traveling overseas again,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 29, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "He knew. I made Bharat Arun call him up and let him know that be ready. You might just get a call up. I spoke to Virat, spoke to the selectors. I said not in India… don't even bring him into the 15 in India. Unleash him straight in South Africa. And coming to Cape Town," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 29, 2021 5:42:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "It was very clear in my mind that I wanted to do it. I thought if I can't get the best out of him as a batsman then I am a failure as a coach because there is too much talent there," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 28, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “You look at the two (Kohli and Rohit) and compare their captaincy, it reminds me of Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar. Virat more like Kapil, while Rohit is more like Gavaskar,” External link

india Monday, December 27, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “It was very clear in my mind that I wanted to do it. I thought if I can’t get the best out of him as a batsman then I am a failure as a coach because there is too much talent there,” External link

india Monday, December 27, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "It was very clear in my mind that I wanted to do it. I thought if I can't get the best out of him as a batsman then I am a failure as a coach because there is too much talent there," External link

business-standard Monday, December 27, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "It was very clear in my mind that I wanted to do it. I thought if I can't get the best out of him as a batsman then I am a failure as a coach because there is too much talent there," External link

Hindu Monday, December 27, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "Well, it came as a surprise. He came to me and said 'I want to say something to the boys'. I said 'sure'. I thought he was going to say something about the draw. He comes out. I just saw the faces around the dressing room. Most of the boys were in a state of shock when MS made the announcement. But that’s MS for you," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 27, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : "It was very clear in my mind that I wanted to do it. I thought if I can't get the best out of him as a batsman then I am a failure as a coach because there is too much talent there," External link

timesofindia Monday, December 27, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I knew that the moment MS Dhoni finishes, Virat Kohli is the guy to lead the side. He (MS Dhoni) knew who was the next leader in line,” External link

india Monday, December 27, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri added : “He was waiting for an opportune time to make the announcement. He knew how much his body could take and he wanted to prolong his white-ball career. When your body tells you it’s enough, it’s enough, there are no second thoughts about that,” External link

india Monday, December 27, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “Well, it came as a surprise. He came to me and said ‘I want to say something to the boys’. I said ‘sure’. I thought he was going to say something about the draw. He comes out. I just saw the faces around the dressing room. Most of the boys were in a state of shock when MS made the announcement. But that’s MS for you,” External link

india Monday, December 27, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I knew that the moment MS Dhoni finishes, Virat Kohli is the guy to lead the side. He (MS Dhoni) knew who was the next leader in line,” External link

dnaindia Monday, December 27, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “He was waiting for an opportune time to make the announcement. He knew how much his body could take and he wanted to prolong his white-ball career. When your body tells you it’s enough, it’s enough, there are no second thoughts about that,” “Well, it came as a surprise. He came to me and said ‘I want to say something to the boys’. I said ‘sure’. I thought he was going to say something about the draw. He comes out. I just saw the faces around the dressing room. Most of the boys were in a state of shock when MS made the announcement. But that’s MS for you,” External link

dnaindia Monday, December 27, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I think it’s the right way to go (2 captains for white-ball and red-ball cricket). This could be a blessing in disguise for Virat and for Rohit. I don’t think in this era with bubble life one guy can handle all three (captaincy in all three formats). It’s not easy at all,” “We are both pretty aggressive, we played to win, we realised very quickly that to win we need 20 wickets, deciding to play aggressive and fearless cricket. It meant at times that you would lose games but once you got one across the line it’s infectious,” External link

dnaindia Monday, December 27, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat has given his side of the story, it needs the board president to give his side of the story. With good communication, the situation could have been handled better," External link

dnaindia Sunday, December 26, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Virat has given his side of the story, it needs the board president to give his side of the story. With good communication, the situation could have been handled better,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 26, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said ( about Azad Maidan ) : “I heard that the whites were in one section, while the Indians were in another. People couldn’t go into the clubhouse to celebrate Lalaji’s hundred, which is why gold coins and jewellery were thrown at him. I believe that the value of what was dished out to him was unbelievable for those times. When you see photographs of the crowd during that match, it must have spread into Azad Maidan deep down, to just get a glimpse of the players. These are hair-raising stories,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 26, 2021 12:33:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri said : “I just wish cricket would come back (at the club). Carnival cricket is good for starters. Even if it’s not first-class cricket, you want a high level of club cricket being played here. If that comes here again, you’ll see a lot more people coming and watching these games,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 26, 2021 12:33:00 PM EAT

Ravi Shastri concluded : "Once Virat said he didn’t want to lead T20s, it opened for Rohit. He should be the white-ball captain," External link

dnaindia Saturday, December 25, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coach42.07%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
head coach6.83%EN12/03/201703/12/2017
captain4.61%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
team coach0.18%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
new head coach0.37%EN09/03/201703/09/2017
current coach0.74%EN08/18/201718/08/2017
team director14.58%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
director12.55%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
former team director9.59%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
cricketer0.37%EN07/03/201703/07/2017
predecessor0.37%EN06/28/201728/06/2017
commentator0.55%EN04/13/201713/04/2017
former coach1.85%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
india team director0.37%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
player0.18%EN07/17/201617/07/2016
former indian team director0.74%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
indian team director0.74%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
contender0.18%EN06/26/201626/06/2016
former cricketer1.11%EN06/25/201625/06/2016
interim coach0.37%EN06/23/201623/06/2016
under team director0.37%EN05/27/201627/05/2016
former captain0.37%EN10/31/200831/10/2008
chief0.18%EN10/05/200705/10/2007
manager0.74%EN05/10/200710/05/2007
Names Lang Count
Ravi ShastriEN99.85%
Ravi ShastriSA0.15%


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Aamir Khan said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “Ravi, I am a little disappointed that you are not happy with my footwork. I don’t think you have watched Lagaan,” External link

news18 Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Aamir Khan said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "Ravi, I am a little disappointed that you are not happy with my footwork. I don’t think you have watched Lagaan," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Virat Kohli told ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "It's not a lot of people who mentioned it (taking a break). There is one person precisely who has mentioned it which is Ravi Bhai and that's because he has seen from close quarters over the last six seven years the reality of the situation that I have been in. The amount of cricket that I have played and the ups and downs and the toll that it takes on you to play three formats of the game plus the IPL for 10-11 years non-stop with the seven years of captaincy in between" External link

dnaindia Friday, May 20, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Virat Kohli told ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "It's not a lot of people who mentioned it. There is one person precisely who has mentioned it which is Ravi bhai and that's because he has seen from close quarters over the last six-seven years the reality of the situation that I have been in," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 20, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Virat Kohli said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “It’s not that a lot of people have mentioned it (taking break). There is one person precisely who mentioned it, which is Ravi bhai. That’s because he has seen from close quarters over the last six-seven years the reality of the situation that I have been in, the amount of cricket that I have played. The ups and down and the toll that it takes on you to play three formats of the game plus the IPL for 10-11 years non-stop with seven years of captaincy in between,” External link

india Thursday, May 19, 2022 8:48:00 PM EAT

Mohamed Siraj told ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “When my dad passed away, then Ravi sir supported me. He came up to me and said ‘see Miyan, your dad would have wanted you to take five wickets on this tour. I was very emotional, depressed and shattered. I couldn’t understand what was going on. We were under hard quarantine,” External link

india Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:52:00 PM EAT

Mohamed Siraj told ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "When my dad passed away, then Ravi sir supported me. He came up to me and said 'see Miyan, your dad would have wanted you to take five wickets on this tour. I was very emotional, depressed and shattered. I couldn't understand what was going on. We were under hard quarantine," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Virat Kohli says ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "Hi Ravi bhai. I don't think anyone can match up to your version of the 'tracer bullet' but I am going to give it a go," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 6:10:00 PM EAT

Mohamed Chami added ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “Everybody knows about Ravi Shastri’s pep talk and he speaks just like you see him in the commentary box. There is not an iota of negativity in Ravi Shastri. His positivity rubbed on to the team and that is something that stood out for me,” External link

india Monday, January 31, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Manjrekar told ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "I was a huge admirer of Ravi Shastri. I played under him, he gave players support, a great fighter, senior. This Shastri 2.0 I don't understand. What he says in public is expected, I don't react to it. I don't want to be disrespectful. He doesn't make very intelligent comments, you can see the agenda behind it. It's not an accurate cricketing observation," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:12:00 PM EAT