RAVI SHASTRI

  • Gavaskar, Shastri, Srikkanth in BCCI's list of individuals with 'conflict of interest'; SC reserves verdict 23 hours 48 minutes ago

    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...
  • TWTW: Who is the only boss of Indian Cricket team? August 31, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on the Indian cricket team. While BCCI appointed former captain Ravi Shastri as Director of Cricket for the ODI series, skipper MS Dhoni came out openly in support of coach Duncan Fletcher. ...
  • Ravi Shastri instilled confidence in the team, says Suresh Raina August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Having scored a matchwinning 75ball100 against England in the second ODI, Suresh Raina attributed his success to Team Director Ravi Shastri's prematch 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 August 26, 2014

    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 prematch 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? August 26, 2014

    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 faceoff? August 26, 2014

    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 underfire coach Duncan Fletcher August 25, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 22, 2014

    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 onedayers and a Twenty20 game after losing the fiveTest series 13? 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 newlyappointed 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...