Your contribution will always be remembered in Indian cricket history: Virat Kohli thanks Shastri-led support staff

While Kohli will be around with the Indian team and will even be seen leading the Test side and perhaps even the ODI side, Shastri-led supports staff will no longer be associated with the team.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 10 November 2021 11:49 am

The ICC Men's T20 World Cup has come to an end as far as Team India is concerned. With it has Virat Kohli's stint as the T20I captain as well as Ravi Shastri's tenure as the head coach along with R Sridhar and Bharat Arun's time with the Indian team who were handling the fielding and bowling coach responsibilities respectively.

While Kohli will be around with the Indian team and will even be seen leading the Test side and perhaps even the ODI side, Shastri and others will no longer be associated with the team. And now Kohli, who has shared a healthy working relationship with the three men, has posted a farewell message for them on social media.

He shared pictures with them and wrote a heartfelt caption. "Thank you for all the memories and the amazing journey we've had as a team with you all. Your contribution has been immense and will always be remembered in Indian cricket history. Wish you the best moving forward in life. Until next time," he wrote.

Check out the tweet here:

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This team has over-achieved: Ravi Shastri

Earlier, Ravi Shastri looked back at his tenure and said that the team had actually over-achieved based on his expectations.

"There have been changes since I came in as a team director in 2014. I would like to thank N Srinivasan (former BCCI President) for having more belief in me than what I had in myself in 2014. My aim was to grow world-class players. If you ask me this team has over-achieved," he said at the post-match press conference after India's final Super 12 match against Namibia.

"I am not making any excuses. We didn't have daring against New Zealand here. But the toss did play its part," he added.

BCCI has already announced Rahul Dravid as the next head coach of the Indian team whose first assignment at the new position will be the home series against New Zealand.

"I wish Rahul Dravid all the luck to take the team forward and raise the bar," Shastri said while also acknowledging that the team was unable to lift an ICC trophy during his stint.