Ravi Shastri

  • Ravi Shastri instilled confidence in the team, says Suresh Raina Yesterday

    Cardiff: Having scored a match-winning 75-ball-100 against England in the second ODI, Suresh Raina attributed his success to Team Director Ravi Shastri's pre-match pep talk, which urged him to go out and express himself. "Ravi Shastri gave us a lot of confidence. He came in the team meeting and said a...
  • Team India avoids media ahead of 2nd ODI 3 days ago

    Cardiff: Hit by controversies right through their troubled England tour, the Indian team management on Wednesday sought to stay clear of the media by not sending any player for the pre-match press conference ahead of the second ODI against the hosts. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had created a flutter at...
  • Is Dhoni and Fletcher's job in Ravi Shastri's hand? 3 days ago

    With confusion reigning supreme at the moment in Indian cricket's leadership, reports emerging in the media suggest that the future of Duncan Fletcher as India's coach and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Test captain is in the hands of the Team India Director - Ravi Shastri. BCCI officials and Dhoni have...
  • Is Indian cricket heading towards a Dhoni vs BCCI face-off? 3 days ago

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments on Duncan Fletcher have added a few decibels to the chorus demanding Dhoni's sacking as Test captain. The interesting twist is that it's the BCCI, Indian skipper's saviour on many occasions, that could look to clip his wings. Referring to Fletcher as the "boss", Dhoni has sounded...
  • MS Dhoni bats for under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher 4 days ago

    Dhoni's comment that Fletcher will stay as "boss" has raised speculation on whether he was on the same page with the BCCI bigwigs who had appointed Ravi Shastri as the Director of cricket. ...
  • Dhoni has no business to decide Fletcher's future, says BCCI official 4 days ago

    BCCI on Monday took exception to Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's statement that coach Duncan Fletcher continues to be the "boss" of the team, describing it as "unbecoming of the Indian captain" who had "overstepped his brief". "Dhoni is no one to comment as to who is the boss of the...
  • Support staff changes could have been made after ODI series, says Dravid 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has said that he would have preferred to wait till the end of India's England tour to make changes to the support staff as such decisions could be "tough on everyone concerned". Talking about the appointment of former India captain Ravi Shastri as Team...
  • Duncan Fletcher won't be sidelined, says Ravi Shastri August 21, 2014

    Shastri, who has been appointed the team director for the ODI series against England, said his role would be to oversee the team but added that coach Fletcher has not been sidelined. ...
  • Duncan Fletcher has not been sidelined: Ravi Shastri August 21, 2014

    London: Former India captain Ravi Shastri, who has been appointed the team director for the ODI series against England, said his role would be to oversee the team but added that chief coach Duncan Fletcher has not been sidelined. "My role is to oversee everything. All of them report to me,"...
  • Indian coaches have burnt their bridges August 21, 2014

    What exactly is the role of Ravi Shastri, the new director of cricket operations of the Indian team now in England to complete a tortuous tour playing five one-dayers and a Twenty20 game after losing the five-Test series 1-3? It is not the role of the former India allrounder but the...
  • Eager to find out what went wrong with Team India: Ravi Shastri August 20, 2014

    The newly-appointed Team India Director, Ravi Shastri, is on a mission to find out what actually went wrong with a team that created history at Lord's but turned into pushovers in the last three Tests of the series against England. BCCI on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to India's support staff, appointing...
  • Ravi Shastri appointment increases pressure on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Duncan Fletcher August 20, 2014

    London: Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher remain in place, but only time will tell if the appointment of Ravi Shastri as director of cricket is a temporary measure or a sign of deeper changes ahead in the Indian cricket team management. Former captain Shastri was...
  • Gavaskar backs Dhoni, gives thumbs up to Shastri move August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has not only backed under-fire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni but also gave a thumbs up to BCCI's new move of appointing Ravi Shastri as the Team Director. "He has led from the front. He has batted at difficult positions. He has set an example....
  • BCCI sidelines Duncan Fletcher after England debacle August 19, 2014

    MS Dhoni and Fletcher remain in place, but only time will tell if the appointment of Ravi Shastri as director of cricket is a temporary measure or a sign of deeper changes ahead in the Indian cricket. ...
  • Performance depends on captain and players: Kirmani August 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Former wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani on Tuesday welcomed Ravi Shastri's appointment as Team India Director but said the ultimate responsibility of team's performance lies with the captain and his players. "It is a very welcome change to start with - Let A, B, C or D be the incharge of cricket...
  • Duncan Fletcher is free to quit, says BCCI official August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With Ravi Shastri being appointed as the Director of the Indian cricket team, the days of current chief coach Duncan Fletcher seems to be numbered as there is a question mark about his presence during the upcoming home series against the West Indies. "Duncan has no powers left whatsoever....
  • Team India will be re-energised under Ravi Shastri: BCCI secretary Patel August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Tuesday said that the Indian team will be re-energised under Ravi Shastri, who has been appointed as the Team Director for the ODI series against England. "We are quite sure that the boys will be re-energised under the guidance of Shastri. His on-the-field and...
  • Ravi Shastri appointed Team India Director for ODI series in England August 19, 2014

    In a surprise move on Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named former India captain Ravi Shastri as Director, Indian Team, for the five-match ODI series against England besides appointing Sanjay Bangar as assistant to chief coach Duncan Fletcher. While the appointment of Bangar, who came into...
  • 'Harbhajan Singh is a compulsive hooker': 40 hilarious Ravi Shastri quotes that are too embarrassing to be real August 8, 2014

    We speak for millions of Indians when we say that Ravi Shastri may be a great cricketer but his commentary...well...you know...sucks. But a strange thing happened over the years as Shastri kept repeating the same, tired cliches every game. He has become the go-to man for meme-makers on social media...
  • Ravi Shastri hails ICC for choosing Srinivasan as chairman July 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India skipper Ravi Shastri has hailed International Cricket Council (ICC) for choosing the beleaguered BCCI supremo N Srinivasan as its first chairman. "If you want my answer, It's a very good choice," the cricketer turned commentator said on Srinivasan being appointed ICC chairman despite the Supreme Court stripping off...
  • Ravi Shastri feels MS Dhoni should bat at No.6 July 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Former captain Ravi Shastri says it's time that Mahendra Singh Dhoni promotes himself to number six in batting order to put pressure on underfire England captain Alastair Cook. "There were a lot of senior players in the side when he took over and he did magnificently managing egos. He performed...
  • Get stuck into Cook: Shastri tells India July 2, 2014

    "If you have the leader under pressure, always go for him, You need to get stuck in." Ravi Shastri has minced no words in his advice to the Indian team in England, set to play their first five-Test series since 1959. England captain Alastair Cook hasn't scored a hundred in last...
  • On-field rivalry with Australia toughens India players: Ravi Shastri June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India allrounder Ravi Shastri was of the opinion that tough battles against Australia in the early stages of an Indian cricketer's career have made them tough for stern tests ahead. The cricketer-turned-commentator also placed the intense on-field rivalry between India and Australia just a rung below the India-Pakistan duel. He...
  • 2015 World Cup will be a very open tournament: Ravi Shastri June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India cricketer-turned commentator Ravi Shastri feels the 2015 World Cup, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will be a very open tournament because of the surfeit of limited-overs cricket, including T20 events like IPL. "I think this is a very open World Cup. Australia have bounced...
  • Need to practice for two months before the MCC game: Sachin Tendulkar April 30, 2014

    He has always been an epitome of commitment but even after his retirement, Sachin Tendulkar can't imagine taking an exhibition cricket match lightly. Come July 5, as Tendulkar will lead the MCC side against Shane Warne's Rest of the World side in the Lord's bicentenary game but the 41-year-old is already...
  • SC to hear on BCCI's proposed probe panel today April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After the BCCI proposed a fresh three-member probe panel on April 20, questions have been already raised regarding the credibility of its members. The Supreme Court had asked the BCCI to come back with a new probe panel and suggestions regarding how they will go about the IPL fixing...
  • IPL Scandal: Probe-panel member Justice Patel related to interim BCCI president Yadav April 21, 2014

    In another major development in the IPL scandal and a day before an important Supreme Court hearing, member of the probe panel proposed by the BCCI, former Calcutta High Court Chief Justice JN Patel confirmed to CNN-IBN on Monday that he is the brother-in-law of interim BCCI president Shivlal Yadav. "I...
  • Sanjay Patel walked out of BCCI meet after altercation with Shashank Manohar April 21, 2014

    Kolkata: There was a lot of drama at the BCCI's emergent working committee meeting at the Mumbai headquarters on Sunday as an altercation between secretary Sanjay Patel and former president Shashank Manohar led to the former walking out of the meeting. The Baroda man was however persuaded by some of the...
  • Lalit Modi demands CBI inquiry into IPL scandal April 20, 2014

    Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Sunday opposed the three-member committee suggested by the BCCI to the Supreme Court to probe the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal and demanded an inquiry by the CBI. "There should be no compromise on new panel. Current proposed panel has Srini cronies on it. Supreme...
  • Aditya Verma opposes BCCI's probe panel, Shastri's inclusion April 21, 2014

    The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma, who has dragged BCCI to the Supreme Court over the IPL spot-fixing scandal, on Sunday opposed the three-member committee suggested by the board to the SC to probe into the case. Verma demanded a probe by either the Central Bureau of Investigation...