Ravi Shastri was the Indian cricket team’s head coach for a long time. The former India all-rounder took over in 2017 and was re-elected for a second time after the 2019 World Cup, and during his tenure, India produced some of their best cricket. They have reached the knockout stages of ICC events on numerous occasions, with the exception of the T20 World Cup 2021, and have won back-to-back Test series in Australia, as well as reaching the final of the first-ever World Test Championship. During Shastri’s time as India coach, there were more pros than drawbacks. However, the fact that India did not win an ICC tournament could be considered Shastri’s single major failure throughout his tenure. However, the former coach singled out one setback, describing it as his “worst day at work.”

“The coach, after all, is in the firing line; there is no other option. That is a peculiar aspect of the work. You must be prepared from the start. There would be no way out, I realized. The lowest point was 36 all out. Overnight, we had nine wickets in hand and were subsequently swept out for 36. To stay in the game, all they had to do was score another 80 runs or so. We were all in a state of numbness. For days, we were in a state of shock. What may have caused that?, “In an interview with The Week, Shastri stated.

During their first-ever Day/Night Test in Australia at the Adelaide Oval, India scored their lowest-ever Test total. India’s batting line-up was ripped apart by Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins. However, Adelaide was the only blemish in what would turn out to be one of India’s best Test series ever, with the team rising from the ashes to win the series 2-1. It is a triumph that Shastri will remember for the rest of his life.

“It wasn’t only me that felt this way. I’d be the first to put my hand up and admit I’m the one who’s to blame; take the slams; there’s nowhere to hide. I advised the boys to concentrate on their strengths. The lads were fantastic. We won the series a month later, on January 19, with 36 all out. I’m still perplexed as to how that happened. People will talk about that series’ triumph for the rest of my life, I promise, “Shastri added.