"There is enough mutual respect" - Ravi Shastri about his relationship with the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly


The outgoing coach of the Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri had a few words in India Today about his relationship with the former Indian skipper and the current president of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly.

However, both the legends had an ugly figure among the public when Ravi Shastri was named as the head coach of Team India. Still, both of them went over the incident and remained as good buddies in recent times.

"We are buddies. Not that we play marbles with each other every day, but there is enough mutual respect. All that in the past. When you have a winning record of over 70 percent in all formats, I don't have to answer anyone.

The records are out there, and that is what matters. I can say whatever I did, but if the scoresheet shows that is not true, you can't argue. You just have to shut up, put your tail between your legs and get lost,. But in this case, the facts are out there," Ravi Shastri said to India Today. 

"There were arguments but we had a chemistry which is very important" - Ravi Shastri

Rahul Dravid

However, after the departure of Ravi Shastri, the Indian cricket team now stepped into a new era with Rahul Dravid. The team is heading towards their first series under Rahul Dravid's tutelage against New Zealand in the upcoming series which is going to start from 17th November, Wednesday.

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Besides, the former Indian coach wants to process a better schedule for the Indian cricketers ahead of the upcoming mega-events. They should be given rest to keep them fresh for the ICC events that are going to conclude in the upcoming years.

Following that, Ravi Shastri said "More than anything, I'd say scheduling, so that people are alive and fresh for the big events," said Shastri. "And a solid selection process- not that there hasn't been a strong selection process- where you are looking at the big picture rather than things to be done immediately." 

"You need a selection panel that's on the same page as you. I was very lucky to have MSK Prasad as chairman and his bunch of selectors. We were on the same page. They did a great job. Not that we agreed on everything, there were arguments but we had a chemistry which is very important," he added.