WATCH: Ravi Shastri says Team India was under more pressure in 2011 World Cup than in 1983 World Cup

Ravi Shastri was part of the 1983 World Cup winning squad.

Ravi Shastri | GETTY

Ravi Shastri has seen India's both World Cup wins, 1983 and 2011 from close quarters. When asked to make the difference between the two wins, Shastri said Indian team was under more pressure in World Cup 2011. 

Invited in the famous talk show Breakfast with Champions, hosted by Gaurav Kapur, Shastri said, "See, 1983, the pressure wasn't that much. No one expected us to win. Underdogs. Just to give your best shot. If you win, you win."

Making contrast with the 1983 World Cup win, the 56-year-old said, "2011 was huge because it was in India and no team had won a World Cup in their own country. Everyone wanted India to win. And with the media hype what it was in 1983 compared to what it was in 2011 - Chalk and Cheese.

"So the pressure on those boys was massive and to pull it off in that style.. The way MS Dhoni finished it... unbelievable."

The former India cricketer has been assigned different roles in Indian cricket. He has played for the country, tried commentary, was India's team director and now coaching the Virat Kohli-led team.

Shastri talked about the different roles in his career. He said playing for the country had immense pressure, but there were 10 other players to share the pressure. As per Ravi, broadcasting had zero pressure and it was filled with fun only.

He rated coaching above all when it comes to pressure. But Shastri also added that the job satisfaction is maximum in this job.

Here is the full episode: 

 


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 29 Jun, 2018

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