Twitteratis slam Ravi Shastri for his remark on T20 cricket

India whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in the T20I series.

Ravi Shastri | Zee News

Following India’s 5-wicket victory in Mumbai, which also saw the ‘Men in Blue’ completing a whitewash over Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series, Team India’s chief coach Ravi Shastri has said that the outcome in the shortest format of the game doesn’t really bother them.   

"There's so much of cricket being played. T20 cricket for us, we don't care. You win or lose, it doesn't matter, but give youngsters the opportunity so you come to know who is in the fray for 2019,” quoted Shastri in his famous outspoken manner after the third T20I in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

India’s head coach remark certainly didn’t go down well with the cricket enthusiasts as they suggested Shastri to think before making such audacious statements.

Moreover, Shastri also said that the current lot of Indian players are hungry for success and is keen to change the track record in overseas conditions.

"Looking very much forward to South Africa. Would like to reiterate the home season we've had. Never easy, no matter what conditions you play in. There were few hiccups in the middle. Games like Dharamsala which taught us a lot," Shastri said.

"That's the challenge. In your playing career, if you're not up for challenges, then it's no fun. Should be a good series. This is a side which can compete anywhere in the world," he added.

Virat Kohli’s troops will depart for South Africa tour on December 28. India are scheduled to play 3 Tests, 6 ODIs and 3 T20Is against the Proteas, with the first Test starting on January 5 in Newlands, Cape Town.


By Salman Anjum - 26 Dec, 2017

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