#ExpressPremium story: At the recent e.Adda with The Indian Express, former Head Coach of Indian cricket team, @RaviShastriOfc spoke on the recent Virat Kohli-Sourav Ganguly controversy, similarities between himself & Kohli, and on the tough decisions he had to make as the coach.
When asked about #ViratKohli contradicting Ganguly, he said: It is not a question of who is lying, it is a question of what is the truth. We want to know the truth and that can only come with dialogue. You need dialogue from both sides.
"Virat was pretty aggressive the way he thought about the game. I was pretty similar from a very young age," Shastri said.
When asked about the decision to drop #AjinkyaRahane in South Africa, and a bit of unrest in 2018 during the England tour, he said, "One of the toughest jobs as a coach is probably selection. But in the seven years where I was involved, I had zero agenda." indianexpress.com/article/sports…
I am the kind of coach who will want a player to say, 'I am going to show this coach. I want to teach him a lesson and show him what I am all about.' So if it upset him (#RavichandranAshwin), I am very happy: #RaviShastri
There were talks with him to get fitter. I had a chat with him (@ashwinravi99 ) even after 2019, that he is bowling only 60-70 per cent of his capacity and still taken 375-400 wickets. If he gets that fitness right, that strike-rate will go through the roof: #RaviShastri
How did you make the team come back against Australia and fight so well?

Shastri: It wasn’t easy after 36 all-out in Adelaide but you knew you had to strike immediately in the next Test. @ajinkyarahane88 hit that century and led very well. The bowlers stuck to their task.
Ravi Shastri delivered a stirring dressing room speech commending the "courage, resolve and spirit" of his wounded warriors after an injury-ravaged Indian side beat Australia at the Gabba. Watch: indianexpress.com/article/sports…
"We need our cricketers to get the exposure and come back into the system. How are you going to get the Sachin Tendulkars or the Dravids to come back and contribute to the game if you put a conflict of interest clause?" asks #RaviShastri indianexpress.com/article/sports…
#RaviShastri was asked what his favourite cricket film is. Guess his answer.

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