Ravi Shastri, the former head coach of the Indian Cricket team, says that multiple attempts were made in order to keep him away from the head coach post. He said people did not want him to occupy the post in 2017 when his chances to become were too probable.
Shastri was appointed head coach of the team after Anil Kumble bid farewell to the spot after his spat with Virat Kohli. His 3-year contract has ended recently as the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 was his last task to sum up.
I’m not pointing any fingers at people in general. specific people. I must say an attempt was made to ensure I don’t get the job. But such is life, “
He also stated people did not want Bharat Arun as the bowling coach but he turned out as the country’s great later.
“They didn’t want to give me Bharat Arun as the bowling coach either. And looking at how things turned out, the very guy they didn’t want as the bowling coach went on to become the finest this country has ever had,”
Soon after Shastri’s tenure, Rahul Dravid was appointed as the new head coach of the Indian Cricket Team.
Also, the T20 WC 21 was the last assignment for Virat Kohli as the T20I captain. Days later, the BCCI sacked him as an ODI captain not wanting two captains for limited-over cricket. Rohit Sharma is now the new captain for ODIs and T20Is whereas, Kohli will continue to render his services as a Test skipper.