There is no reason to remove Ravi Shastri from the post of head coach of the Indian cricket team if he continues to deliver results, believes legendary former captain Kapil Dev.
The 59-year-old Shastri’s contract ends after the T20 World Cup ends in the UAE in October-November and that will also depend on the willingness of the former Indian all-rounder to apply again. .
There has been plenty of speculation that BCCI could elevate current NCA manager Rahul Dravid as limited series coach in Sri Lanka, but at the moment it seems highly unlikely.
“I don’t think it’s necessary to talk about it. Let this Sri Lankan series end. We will get to know the type of performance our team has achieved, ”Kapil told“ ABP News ”.
“If you’re trying to train a new coach, there’s nothing wrong with that. Then again, if Ravi Shastri continues to do a good job, there is no reason to withdraw it either. Only time will tell. Before that, I think it will put unnecessary pressure on our coaches and players, ”Kapil said of his former vice-captain.
Shastri has guided the Indian team to Test Series victories in Australia on two occasions. Under him, India also reached the 2019 World Cup semi-final and the WTC final, but went to New Zealand in both knockout matches.
Two Indian teams are expected to play in two different countries with Virat Kohli and his men preparing for the five-test series in England, while a team led by Shikhar Dhawan will face hosts Sri Lanka in a limited series.
Kapil said: “The Indian team has great bench strength. If the players have the chance, and India can bring together two teams that can claim to win both England and Sri Lanka, then there is nothing better.
Kapil is happy that many talented young people have had opportunities for the Sri Lanka Series.
“If young people have the opportunity, there is nothing wrong with it. But if it’s up to the management of the team to decide whether to apply such pressure on two teams simultaneously, ”Kapil said.