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Ravi Shastri Hints On Possible Stint As Head Coach In IPL

Ravi Shastri Hints On Possible Stint As Head Coach In IPL

Former Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri has recently sparked speculation about potentially venturing into a managerial position within the glitzy confines of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Shastri, whose tenure with the Indian men’s team from 2017 to 2021 left an indelible mark on cricketing history, hinted at the possibility during a candid conversation on Ravichandran Ashwin’s YouTube channel.

Renowned for steering India to back-to-back Test series triumphs against Australia, including a historic win at The Gabba in 2021, Shastri’s coaching prowess has long been admired by fans and pundits alike. The iconic phrase “Toota hai Gabba ka ghamand” echoed the sentiments of a nation as India conquered the formidable Australian fortress under his tutelage.

In response to inquiries about his potential involvement in the IPL coaching circuit, Shastri expressed a nuanced perspective shaped by his extensive experience.

“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,” he remarked, hinting at a willingness to explore new avenues while reflecting on his rewarding yet demanding tenure with the national team.

India did well under Ravi Shastri

Since concluding his tenure with the Men in Blue in 2021, Shastri seamlessly transitioned back into the world of broadcasting. As a prominent voice in the commentary box for the ongoing IPL 2024 season, his dynamic presence and charismatic introductions during toss ceremonies have captivated audiences across the cricketing spectrum.

Delving deeper into his post-coaching pursuits, Shastri elucidated on the allure of his broadcasting role amidst the backdrop of unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“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 a 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,” he elaborated, shedding light on the cathartic release afforded by his current endeavours.

As the cricketing fraternity eagerly awaits Shastri’s next move, his enigmatic hints have ignited speculation about a potential foray into IPL management. Whether he chooses to embrace the thrill of coaching in the high-octane IPL arena or continues to regale audiences with his insightful commentary, one thing remains certain: Ravi Shastri’s enduring legacy in Indian cricket continues to evolve with each new chapter.

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