Ravi Shastri on unbeaten WI tour: Beating West Indies across all three formats won't happen easily in future

Ravi Shastri has heaped praise on his boys for the clinical performance in West Indies recently. Here's what he had to say
Ravi Shastri on unbeaten WI tour: Beating West Indies across all three formats won't happen easily in futureRavi Shastri on unbeaten WI tour: Beating West Indies across all three formats won't happen easily in future
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Team India head coach Ravi Shastri lauded his boys for their remarkable performance in the West Indies. Barring the ODI game which got washed out, India won all the remaining games. Ravi Shastri termed this victory as 'unprecedented'.

He said, "To beat West Indies in West Indies across all three formats, I think this must be unprecedented. A team going to the Caribbean and not losing a single game, I don’t think it has happened in the past and it will not happen that easily in the near future."

Currently, Ravi Shastri has been reappointed as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team for another two years. This decision was taken by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) led by Kapil Dev.

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"The vision is to keep the consistency level going. It will be a team in transition, and one has to keep an eye out for the youth and also keep an eye on developing the bench strength as far as batting and bowling across all three formats. We should, at the same time, be never losing sight of the fact that you play to win. Never losing that angle, but yet, at the same time, investing in youth."

Ravi Shastri also added that the ICC World Test Championship and the T20 World Cup will be the main focus for the team going ahead.

"We are playing at home (against South Africa) and it is the World Test Championship, so now there is even more reason on why you have to play the way you should. There are now points to be accumulated. We are the No.1 team in the world, and we have been for the last three years, so there is pride at stake as well. So we want to keep the consistency going and ensuring that we are placed nicely in the table for when the time comes to decide who plays in the final."

"The path should be that knowing well you have got 12 months to go for the T20 World Cup and you have about 18-20 months to go for the World Test Championship. Getting youth in during that transition period by keeping an eye on the youth is important so that they can mix with the experience and give us a really solid side."

Up next, Team India will face South Africa from September 15th.

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