Colombo, September 4: After India became a first visiting country to inflict a 5-0 whitewash on Sri Lanka, head coach Ravi Shastri said that for him, every tour is a challenge and a captain is an ultimate boss. Notably, this he said during post match ceremony on Sunday.
He said “We were striving for consistency and levels of competence, which will help us down the line and we have achieved that. There is a room for improvement. You know you always have to look to improve and I’m sure the boys are fully aware of that and they’ll be up for it.”
“I wouldn’t say that I am the most desired coach. That is for the players to say. All I’ll say is that I like to keep things simple. I am a big switch on and switch off person. I’m a huge guy when it comes to work ethics and values,” Ravi Shastri added.
Ravi Shastri also noted that as far as the team is concerned, the trust factor that exists in the dressing room, the camaraderie between the players and the support staff, like Virat has mentioned, there is no senior or junior in the team because everyone’s a team player and everyone has to contribute. “The Captain will always be the boss of the team,” the head coach added.
Coachs Shastri further said that When you see this Indian Cricket Team on the field, you feel like watching them play. “There is energy, there is camaraderie, an element of sharing, an element of happiness in anyone’s success. There is great disappointment if they don’t play to their potential, which is very important,” he concluded.
Notably, three records were made by Indian cricket team in a match that was played against Sri Lanka on Sunday in Colombo. India becomes a first visiting country to inflict a 5-0 whitewash on Sri Lanka, while former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had become the first wicketkeeper in world cricket to effect 100 stumpings in One Day Internationals. On the other side, Skipper Virat Kohli’s century lifted him to joint second in the all-time list with Australia’s Ricky Ponting, leaving only Sachin Tendulkar ahead.