Sports Cricket 19 Jul 2017 Sri Lanka vs India: ...

Sri Lanka vs India: Ravi Shastri throws his weight behind bowling coach Bharat Arun

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 19, 2017, 4:10 pm IST
Updated Jul 19, 2017, 4:10 pm IST
'I don't need to elaborate too much on what he is good at. It is there for everyone to see,' said Shastri on Bharat Arun.
 "Fifteen years of his life has been coaching. He has been with A teams, u-19 teams, junior World Cup teams. He knows the boys better than I do," said Ravi Shastri as he justified Bharat Arun’s appointment as India bowling coach. (Photo: AP / AFP)

Mumbai: After getting his man, Bharat Arun, for the role of Team India bowling coach role, head coach Ravi Shastri, on Wednesday, made it clear why the former India bowling coach deserved the reappointment.

While the Cricket Advisory Committee of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman picked Zaheer Khan as the bowling consultant, Shastri pitched for Arum, who had worked with the team till 2016 before Anil Kumble was appointed was India coach.

 

Justifying Arun’s comeback to the scheme of things, Shastri said: "There is track record there. Fifteen years of his life has been coaching. He has been with A teams, u-19 teams, junior World Cup teams. He knows the boys better than I do.

"In the 2015 World Cup, our bowlers took 77 out of 80 wickets. If he was a big name, you would have put him on the top of the tree. I don't need to elaborate too much on what he is good at. It is there for everyone to see," added Shastri as he addressed media during the pre-departure press conference ahead of Sri Lanka series.

 

Shastri, who had previously worked with Kohli and Co as team director, highlighted the importance of communication between skipper and the support staff.

"I will answer this in two parts, as a player and former captain. When you play the game, you want your mind clear and that happens with good communication with the support staff.

"As captain, my job was to put every player in this frame of mind. That was my job and that's his job," concluded Shastri.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
-->