Dubai: Rohit Sharma-led Team India were made to sweat it out as they edged Bangladesh in a nail-biting final at the Asia Cup 2018 on Friday. After a 4-1 Tests thrashing against England, the win provided a huge relief for Ravi Shastri, who has come under heavy criticism in recent times.
However, fans could not stop poking fun at Shastri when he appeared at the post-match interview along with Kevin Pietersen. The 58-year-old who is known for his late night drinking habits, once again, became the butt of jokes on Twitter.
KP: how're you feeling now?— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@firkiii) September 28, 2018
Ravi shastri: i feel like vomiting kp pic.twitter.com/yiG8D0whH1
Kevin Pietersen: What's your opinion on PETA??
Ravi Shastri: Ha, me bahot peeta hu.. pic.twitter.com/7Tr2u5GUdO— Anonymous (@AdnyatMan) September 29, 2018
Ravi Shastri : we won but execution was wrong
Peterson : how?
Shastri : whiskey aur vodka mix nahi karni thi pic.twitter.com/cSC0V2R1b9— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) September 28, 2018
The coach said India's biggest gain from the Asia Cup was the high standards of fielding the players have displayed all throughout the tournament.
"I liked the intensity with which we played, we were a bit flat against Hong Kong in the first match, but pulled up afterwards.
"The biggest plus was the fielding, game after game, we saved around 30-35 runs in these oppressive conditions," Shastri observed.
"We took wickets consistently and during the middle-overs, the bowlers were outstanding, we bowled well with the new ball in tough conditions and then the spinners came to the party," he added.
Shastri reiterated that the eventual scoreline was not reflective of how well India played at England.
"It's a different format, but I think everyone knows how well we played in England, the scorecard really doesn't show it," he said.
"This is a different format and we needed to start afresh."...