Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-Ul-Haq has hailed Ravi Shastri’s role in India’s historic win over Australia. India beat Australia 2-1 in the recently concluded Test series after they won the final Test match at The Gabba. India became the first team to beat the Aussies at the venue after 31 years. All the players grabbed the limelight for India’s series win over their arch-rivals. Meanwhile, the former Pakistan skipper believes that coach Shastri has not been praised enough for his contribution to his side’s win.
Inzamam, who has held severed multiple roles in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) since his retirement, hailed Shastri’s contribution in the historic triumph that the Indian team achieved in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Inzamam Ul-Haq Hails Ravi Shastri
“One factor that people are not mentioning is Ravi Shastri. He started as off the team director and returned as the head coach, the experience and the game sense he has I feel has helped the Indian team and its players a lot. Everyone has watched him play; he was a big player for India, a terrific all-rounder,” Inzamam said on his YouTube channel.
Inzamam hailed Ravi Shastri’s ability to identify talent since the day’s of his stint as a commentator.
“I remember when he used to do commentary, the kind of things he used to say and the eye for talent that he had, you could figure how much knowledge he had of the game. That I believe has helped this Indian team a lot. He is a tough campaigner and it was evident by the fact that despite the Adelaide debacle, he ensured the team did not go down, and instead pulled them back up,” Inzamam added.
India will host England in a full-fledged series starting from February 5. England will tour India between February 5 to March 28 for four Tests, five T20Is and three ODIs. Chennai will host the first two Tests. The final two Tests will be played at the newly built stadium in Ahmedabad. It has a crowd capacity of 110,000 spectators, making it the biggest-capacity cricket ground in the world.