New Delhi, July 20: sIndia’s pre-departure press conference before the India-Sri Lanka series had Indian skipper Virat Kohli feeling confident about the coaching team of his choice.
Indian captain said, "We have worked before and we are aware of what is expected and what is going to click. He added that co-ordination and communication were key to working together and stressed on the need to maintain focus on the job at hand.
“Shastri sought, more mindfully than unwillingly, to lay down the territorial jurisdictions for captain and coach. Besides, his spirited defence of Bharat Arun as his choice as the team’s bowling coach was built on rather weak ground when he took recourse to statistics.”
Notably, Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri spat has been reported upon several occasions in the past year and stemmed from the appointment of outgoing coach Anil Kumble in 2016.
Shastri, whose term as team director had concluded after the World T20, was favourite to take up the head coach role. But the CAC comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Ganguly and VVS Laxman recommended Kumble to take charge.