RAVI SHASTRI

  • Ten-day break worked wonders for India's World Cup defence: Ravi Shastri 2 days ago

    It didn't take Ravi Shastri long to stamp his character on this young Indian team. From the time he took over as team director ahead of the One-Day International series in England last August, the former India captain has stressed on positivity, aggression and a sense of team. Without stepping...
  • Globetrotting coaches make World Cup impact 4 days ago

    Sydney: Most of the teams competing at the World Cup have travelled a long way to reach Australia and New Zealand but that's nothing to the journeys made by some of their coaches. Unlike other team sports such as football and rugby, top-flight cricket came relatively late to the idea of...
  • ICC World Cup: Seeking runs, Dhoni gets batting advice from Ravi Shastri February 20, 2015

    Melbourne: An overwhelming win over Pakistan may have brought a lot of cheer to the Indian cricket team after an indifferent 'Australian Summer', but there are a few grey areas that are yet to be addressed by the side, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's poor run with the bat. Therefore, it...
  • No time for celebrations in Indian camp post Pakistan win February 16, 2015

    Melbourne: The entire nation was in a mood to celebrate India's brilliant victory against Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup opener in Adelaide but for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys, the Mission Defence has just begun and there is no time to celebrate. Although the Indian fans who...
  • Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli spread the yoga mat in Australia February 6, 2015

    Adelaide: Indian team director Ravi Shastri and vice-captain Virat Kohli rejuvenated themselves ahead of the World Cup by indulging in yoga and massage. They headed to Authenticity Health and Wellness Retreat at Port Elliot, South Australia, for some much needed rest and relaxation, enjoying yoga and massage throughout the week. "It's been...
  • Ravi Shastri's WACA diaries can inspire Indian spinners January 29, 2015

    Perth: It isn't without reason that the WACA ground in Perth is called a fast bowler's paradise. With its pace and bounce, it has invariably assisted the quicker bowlers, who have maintained control, but those same attributes that have made it a paceman's ally have also helped batsmen score big...
  • India in Australia: Virat Kohli's Aggression adds spice to final Test January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Virat Kohli's pressing task as the new Test skipper is to arrest India's woeful away record, starting with Tuesday's final Test against Australia in Sydney. Kohli assumed the mantle as India's new captain following the sudden Test retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni after last week's Melbourne Test, opening debate on...
  • Respect Dhoni's selfless act, wait for Kohli to grow: Shastri January 4, 2015

    Sydney: New Indian captain Virat Kohli should channelise his aggressive attitude in the right direction, according to Team Director Ravi Shastri, who said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's "selfless act" of retiring from Test cricket format at the right time should also be given its due respect. In an exclusive interview on Sunday,...
  • MS Dhoni to attend World Cup selection meeting via video-conference: reports January 2, 2015

    He has retired from Test cricket and handed over the reins to Virat Kohli but MS Dhoni has stayed back with the Indian Test team and is all set to attend the Board of Cricket contol (BCCI) World Cup selection meeting via video-conference from Australia. According to CNN-IBN sources, Dhoni is...
  • Rift between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli is trash talk: Ravi Shastri January 2, 2015

    All is well between India's incoming and outgoing Test captains, and talk of a rift between Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni is nothing but just trash, said India's Team Director Ravi Shastri in an interview to ESPNCricinfo. "You guys have no idea of the respect Dhoni commands, not just from...
  • I am not bothered about the scoreline: Ravi Shastri December 30, 2014

    Melbourne: Trailing the four-match series 2-0 after managing a draw in the third cricket Test, India have already conceded the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to Australia but Team Director Ravi Shastri is not bothered about the scoreline and still believes in his young team. "I am not bothered about the scoreline because of...
  • Ravi Shastri feels DRS can be used for 'howlers' December 22, 2014

    Melbourne: India cricketers' stance on the Decision Review System (DRS) seem to be softening with the national team director Ravi Shastri saying that the technology can be used in the event of "howlers". Former captain Shastri was quoted as saying by 'The Australian' that as a member of the ICC Technical...
  • Gavaskar, Shastri, Srikkanth in BCCI's list of individuals with 'conflict of interest'; SC reserves verdict December 17, 2014

    In a move that can shake the foundation of Indian cricket, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the verdict on the issue of conflict of interest in Indian cricket after BCCI submitted a list in SC of its administrators with conflict of interest, which included the names of three former...
  • Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri have given me confidence: Karn Sharma December 9, 2014

    Adelaide: Debutant leg-spinner Karn Sharma has praised the Indian team management, particularly skipper Virat Kohli and team director Ravi Shastri, for encouraging him ahead of the first Test against Australia on Tuesday. Opting to bat first, the hosts finished day one at 354 for six. "I just got to know this...
  • Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher to attend Phillip Hughes funeral November 30, 2014

    Adelaide: Stand-in skipper of the Indian team Virat Kohli will attend the funeral of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Wednesday. He will be joined by team director Ravi Shastri, coach Duncan Fletcher and team manager Arshad Ayub. Three or four other Indian players are expected to join them and a final decision...
  • No need to be intimidated by Australia: Ravi Shastri November 22, 2014

    BCCI's Director of Cricket, Ravi Shastri, has said if the team fights it out in the middle with heart and enjoys the tour Down Under, then there is no reason why it can't perform on the tough tour of Australia. "We have got an exciting bunch of young players but that...
  • We can beat Australia in their own backyard, says Virat Kohli November 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Set to embark on a gruelling Test tour of Australia starting December 4, star batsman Virat Kohli on Friday said India will play aggressive and positive cricket in their four-match series and his young side can beat the Aussies in their own backyard. "We are confident of our ability and...
  • I see a bit of myself in him: Ravi Shastri on Virat Kohli November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: With India playing with a new-found spunk under stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, team director Ravi Shastri on Friday said he sees a bit of himself in the flamboyant Delhi batsman. "He's aggressive and he's very young, so the exuberance is still seen in him, which is very good for the...
  • BCCI pays Gavaskar, Shastri more than players: reports October 13, 2014

    In a startling report done by The Indian Express, which reveals that former players Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri are top-earners of BCCI by drawing Rs 6 crore annually. Both of them also get paid extra Rs 2 crore for their additional roles - Shastri being the director of Indian...
  • Ravi Shastri against too many bilateral ODI, T20 games October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: India's team director Ravi Shastri on Monday agreed with former captain Rahul Dravid's views on not having too many bilateral ODI and T20 matches and said there should be more emphasis on the World Cup for the limited overs formats of the game. "If you look at cricket per say,...
  • I want Raina back in Test fold, ready for Kuldeep gamble: Ravi Shastri October 6, 2014

    Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri, who is currently the national team director, on Monday said it would be his endeavour to get left-handed batsman Suresh Raina back in the Test side. Raina once again gave ample display of his talent by smashing a strokeful century in Chennai Super Kings' triumph in...
  • BCCI retains Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher until 2015 World Cup September 26, 2014

    The BCCI Working Committee on Friday retained Team Director Ravi Shastri and the coaching staff headed by Duncan Fletcher until the ICC World Cup early next year in Australia and New Zealand. Shastri, Fletcher and the support staff of Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and MV Sridhar will now draw...
  • BCCI working committee set to discuss AGM, Shastri's contract September 25, 2014

    Chennai: The all-powerful working committee meeting of the BCCI will take place on Friday to discuss about deferring the AGM and a longer tenure for Team Director Ravi Shastri, who in all likelihood would be requested to guide India till next year's World Cup. There are two meetings scheduled to be...
  • Ravi Shastri to think future with Team India upon return from England September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former cricket captain and now team director Ravi Shastri said he had plenty of oneonone chats to lift the Indian cricketers bounce back in style and win the ODI series after suffering a humiliating 13 loss in the Tests in England. "I had a plenty of oneonone chats. Not...
  • Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher should stay with Team India: VVS Laxman September 9, 2014

    The 39yearold from Hyderabad, who followed India's performance in England, said India needed to focus on two crucial areas to improve their limitedovers performance death bowling and the opening combination. "In the T20 they gave away 50 runs in the last three overs, which is a lot, so I think...
  • Ravi Shastri backs Duncan Fletcher, calls him strong character September 9, 2014

    London: His report will decide Duncan Fletcher's future as India's cricket coach and Ravi Shastri, who served as Team Director during the justconcluded limited overs series against England, has put his weight behind the underfire Zimbabwean by calling him a "solid character". Speaking to 'ESPNCricinfo', Shastri lavished praise on Fletcher, who...
  • Reports of Fletcher, Shastri to be tabled at working committee September 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The reports of head coach Duncan Fletcher and Ravi Shastri, who took over as the Indian team's director for the second part of the tour to England comprising limited over matches, are to be tabled before the Cricket Board's working committee for its members' perusal. A senior BCCI functionary told...
  • Duncan Fletcher's fate to be decided by Ravi Shastri's report: sources September 7, 2014

    Chennai: Underfire India cricket coach Duncan Fletcher's fate at the top job is expected to be decided by the BCCI after it receives Team Director Ravi Shastri's report on the England tour, the Board said on Sunday. Fletcher, who was appointed coach in April 2011, came under intense criticism from several...
  • Ravi Shastri's tips helped me in converting starts: Ajinkya Rahane September 4, 2014

    Leeds: Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane joined the bandwagon of Indian players, who have attributed Team Director Ravi Shastri for bringing about a turnaround in the team's fortunes with his technical inputs in the ongoing ODI series after their dismal show in the Test matches. Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan have already paid...
  • Team India hails Ravi Shastri's role as Director September 3, 2014

    Birmingham: Days after Suresh Raina hailed Ravi Shastri's role as Team Director, Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan has said that the former captain instilled confidence in the side after the Test debacle. Relieved after coming good with the bat following a string of poor scores in the Test series and then in...