Mumbai: Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri has always been a subject of trolls and memes on social media. The former India all-rounder sparked a meme war on Monday again after a picture of a man travelling in a Mumbai local went viral as many Twitter users noticed he bore a similar resemblance to that of Shastri.
Twitterverse did not miss a chance to poke fun at Shastri and came up with hilarious captions ranging from his equation with India skipper Virat Kohli and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to the struggles of a regular commuter.
Ravi Shastri before Worldcup2019— 🐿 (@theesmaarkhan) November 4, 2018
Ravi Shastri after Worldcup2019. pic.twitter.com/cq0K4pwf7W
When you get a window seat but later realize that you got a wrong Mumbai Local. pic.twitter.com/ww7i3OjeJO— Thain Thain Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) November 4, 2018
When BCCI refuse to pay your travel allowances pic.twitter.com/MdgZl71925— DJ 🎧 (@djaywalebabu) November 4, 2018
Ravi Shastri in early 90's. https://t.co/ev3HAKCPNI— Kabeer Chaturvedi (@ckabeer07) November 5, 2018
Ye ravi shastri to diwali ki chutti pe ghar jaa raha Hai😄— Vineet Kashyap (@ImVineetKashyap) November 5, 2018
Ravi shastri VS england 😀 pic.twitter.com/eMMZkwFEFd— akhiya milau kabhi akhiya churau 😀 (@akhiyanmilau) November 5, 2018
Ravi Shastri is looking like Gupta uncle who lives next door and works in a bank.— Yamini (@sharmaji_ki_mrs) November 4, 2018
Shastri said India is back on track after its sixth successive ODI series win at home.
"We are back on track. I thought we were below par in the field in the second and third ODI. Sometimes you need a wake-up call and we were at our best in the last two ODIs. This Windies team is a promising unit. They have some exceptional players who with exposure, I am sure will test some of the big sides," the coach felt.
Shastri on his part also seemed happy with the kind of pressure Rayudu absorbed, having made a comeback in the Indian team.
"I am pretty happy with Rayudu. It is never easy to make a comeback in the team after couple of years. Even though you have to express yourself, you hold back and that is understandable because couple of bad performances can lose you your place. He has handled the pressure really well and batted really well in the last match," the head coach said.
Shastri seemed impressed with left-arm seamer Khaleel but wants him to add a few more clicks.
"The left-arm fast bowlers can be very handy. Khaleel is raw, he doesn't have the experience but he has the variations and has the aggression too. Once he adds to his speed, he will be more than effective."...