Ravi Shastri

  • Duncan Fletcher has not been sidelined: Ravi Shastri 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    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 6 hours 34 minutes ago

    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 22 hours 14 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • BCCI forms new IPL probe panel, to propose it to SC April 20, 2014

    The BCCI on Sunday came up with a three-member panel to investigate the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal. The decision was taken at the emergency Working Committee meeting held at the board's headquarters in Mumbai this afternoon. Former CBI director RK Raghavan, former Calcutta High Court chief justice JN Patel and...
  • Sachin in Parliament because of Sonia Gandhi, says Rajeev Shukla November 12, 2013

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi had recommended Sachin Tendulkar's name for nomination to Rajya Sabha, according to BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla, who also hinted that the government may consider conferring the prestigious 'Bharat Ratna' on the iconic cricketer after his retirement. Tendulkar became India's first active sportsperson to become a member of...
  • Chappell hits out at BCCI for muzzling commentators over DRS October 10, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has slammed Indian Cricket Board for "muzzling" commentators over the controversial DRS and said he won't be working under the terms of BCCI during the seven-match ODI series between India and Australia starting Sunday. The Indian Cricket Board has laid down three topics and one...
  • For Ravi Shastri, Srinivasan is genuine and politicians in sports fine September 7, 2013

    Ravi Shastri was noisy as usual in front of the mic on Friday, but this time there was a hollow about the phony thunder he always tries to create. Still he has managed to create a buzz, with his callous comments. At the Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture in Mumbai on Friday,...
  • Srinivasan is a good administrator: Ravi Shastri September 7, 2013

    The former India player said Srinivasan is a genuine cricket lover who has already contributed immensely to the BCCI. ...
  • Shastri expects Tendulkar to play Lord's Test next year September 7, 2013

    Mumbai: There might be intense speculation over Sachin Tendulkar's imminent retirement, but his one-time India team-mate Ravi Shastri feels the champion batsman is not quitting any time soon and is hopeful that he would play at Lord's ground next year when the national team visits England. "He [Tendulkar] will not quit...
  • Gavaskar is the best opener I have seen: Shastri July 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Former India allrounder Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said that ex-captain Sunil Gavaskar remains the best opener he has seen in world cricket. Shastri paid the 'little master' glorious tributes on Wednesday after Gavaskar was inducted into the Legends Club as the fourth member on his 64th birthday. "Over the last forty...