- Shastri talked about the captaincy saga and backed BCCI's decision to appoint Rohit Sharma as white-ball skipper.
- The former Indian coach also talked about his relationship with Kohli.
Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has backed BCCI’s decision to appoint Rohit Sharma as limited-overs captain. The former cricketer talked about the captaincy row and said that “There should be only one white-ball captain”. However, Shastri lauded Virat Kohli’s skills as Test captain and called him a passionate captain.
“Virat without a shadow of doubt should be Test captain, look at what he has done, no captain in the world leads with that kind of passion”, Shastri said.
When asked about the limited-overs captaincy, Shastri admitted that Rohit Sharma should be the white-ball captain.
“Once Virat said he didn’t want to lead T20s, it opened for Rohit. He should be the white-ball captain”, the former Indian coach added.
Ravi Shastri also talked about Kohli and BCCI saga and claimed that BCCI could have handled the situation better.
“Virat has given his side of the story; it needs the board president to give his side of the story. With good communication, the situation could have been handled better,” Shastri said in a conversation with Indian Express e.Adda.
Talking about his relationship with Kohli, Shastri hailed the Test skipper and said that he see a lot of himself in the latter.
“My relationship with Virat was fantastic, two like-minded people going about their job. I see a lot of myself in Virat, drive, hunger and self-confidence,” he said.
On being asked for his take on Sourav Ganguly, he said: “I see no residue. Just events and you react to those events. That aside, we are cricketers. Both of us know the game. That does not mean we will agree on anything. Interacted with Ganguly many times. With good communication, the Indian team situation can be handled better.”