“It’s Very Easy To Fire-Blank When You Are Millions Miles Away”-Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri

Addressing, The Media in Melbourne Ahead of third test Ravi Shastri gives the team’s Injury updates,selection issues and more.

Injury Updates

When Ravi Shastri was asked about Injuries Updates and Playing XI for the 3rd Test, He Said “As far as fitness goes, as Ravichandran Ashwin is concerned, we are going to take a look and evaluate over the next 48 Hours, Rohit Sharma looks good and he has made a very good improvement but again we will going to see how he pulls up tomorrow, he looks good as of today”.
When asked about Hardik Pandya he said “Pandya is Fit and Addition of Hardik Pandya is advantage for the indian side.He has not played much of first class cricket, Although he has played just one game after injury.So we have to go very carefully before we actually decide on weather he plays or not”.

Top-Order’s Form a Concern?

When Asked about Poor Performances by India’s top order batsman he replied that “Yes, It’s a big concern.It’s obvious and that responsibility and accountability has to be taken by the top order and I am sure, they have got the experience and they have got the exposure over the last few years to get out there and deliver”.

Thoughts on Mayank Agrawal.

When Reporters Asked India’s coach about his thought on Mayank Agrawal, he said “He is a good young player and he has got a lot of runs for India A, He has come through the Ranks and look at his domestic records,his performances , It is as good as anyone in domestic circle. So that’s the call we have to take in next 24 Hours”.

Another Away Series on the line for India ?

Ravi Shastri said that “We are 3rd Time Lucky, Very Rarely we have been in position where we are 1-1.It’s not often that you will find that these days, when they travel overseas where its 1-1 in a series with still 2 Matches to go. So the boys know what they can do , What they are capable of and the potential that lies ahead.There are Chances for the victory as well and We are ready”.

In Hindsight, Should Jadeja have Played in Perth ?

Ravi shastri Replied to this Question that “Very Good Question, because when you are millions of miles away, It is very easy to fireblanks okay? The Problem with Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) was that, he taken an injection four days into coming to Australia because of some stiffness in his shoulder and it took a while for that injection to settle down.
Look, At Perth, he was 70-80% fit and we didn’t want to risk that in Perth, If he is 80% fit here, he will Play.

On Virat Kohli’s On-Field Behaviour.

When Asked About India’s Skipper Virat Kohli’s On-Field behaviour he replied “Fantastic, Why What’s wrong with his behaviour ? People can question, as far as we are concerned, he is absolute Gentleman.


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