After the conclusion of the T20 World Cup in 2021, India’s Head Coach Ravi Shastri’s tenure will come to an end. Shastri has opened up about several facets of the Indian cricket squad as his term draws to a close. The present 59-year-old stated that when he accepted the position of Head Coach, he intended to make a difference, which he has done. Shastri also stated that the current Indian team is one of the best in cricket history. During Shastri’s tenure, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team has also defeated teams in their own backyards in all forms.

“It’s been amazing,” she says. When I accepted this position, I told myself that I wanted to make a difference. I believe I have. It’s not always about what you achieve in life; sometimes it’s about what you endure. And everything these guys have overcome in the last five years, the manner they’ve performed in all forms throughout the world, will cement their status as one of the best teams in the game’s history.

That is without a doubt the case. Plenty in all formats, but winning red-ball cricket around the world to beat all of these teams. Then we’ve beaten teams in their own backyard in white-ball cricket, whether it’s T20 or 50 overs. “At home, we were always labelled bullies, but this team has shown that (wrong),” Ravi Shastri said in a pre-match interview before India’s match against Namibia.

Ravi Shastri also stated that the new Indian coach, Rahul Dravid, will increase the bar, and that Virat Kohli has performed admirably as the team’s captain. Shastri also stated that he is mentally exhausted at the end of his term, and that the Indian cricketers are similarly exhausted. Shastri went on to say that India would have preferred a longer gap between the 14th IPL season and the 2021 T20 World Cup, and that spending six months within a bio bubble is challenging.