Ravi Shastri as IPL coach? Latter spills beans on ambitions for coaching role in league

Ravi Shastri as IPL coach? Latter spills beans on ambitions for coaching role in league

Ravi Shastri guided Team India for a total of seven years, and during that period took the team to many historic feats, including twin series win in Australia.

Former India coach Ravi Shastri to coach an IPL team? After his stint with Team India ended in 2021, where he more famously took India to two series wins against Australia, Down Under, he was expected to take up the role with some IPL franchise. But then that did not happen in the last three years.

He also quashed any such rumours for the future as well. “Not really. Not after doing India for 7 years. You never know what can come up in the future and how involved you might want to get,” Shastri said when asked about coaching in IPL on Ravichandran Ashwin’s YouTube channel.

“You know, there is no doubting the experience you have and what you can bring to the table, but after 7 years with the Indian team, especially those times when you were there, the toughest time that game has seen since the World War II, during Covid, quarantine and the bubbles, you just wanted ta break from the dugout, the dressing room and everything. The broadcasting and the mic gave me the freedom to express myself again. And have some fun,” Shastri added.

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Ravi Shastri as Doesn’t Rule Out Possibility

But Ravi Shastri went on to say that he might just take up the role of grooming and identifying talent in the future. “You don’t rule that out. Once you have been involved with the game and played the game and you wanted to contribute to the youth, then that will always linger in your mind. It’s not just the money part of it, but also the contributing factor. How you can get into the heads of the young kids and pass on the knowledge you have before you forget it yourself?” Shastri said.

Shastri Clarity of Thought for IPL Coaching

“If I ever go there, it will be precisely for that reason. Not to see the superstars carrying on the way they are, but to cultivate, identify and groom talent, and take them through the roof. I will enjoy it because the spread is so much these days, they have complexes, they have language barriers and challenges culturally. And then get them together to play fearless cricket and ruthless cricket is my cup of tea. So never discount that, it would always be the case when you are handling youngsters,” he added.


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