Interview With : Ravi Shastri, Former Indian cricketer and former Director for the Indian cricket team
Updated on: 30 Jun 2016
Having lost out to Anil Kumble in the race to become Team India head coach, former team director Ravi Shastri is understandably a disappointed man. Back in the country after a vacation in Bangkok, Shastri spoke to TOI about the disappointment, the coach selection process and his time with the team. Excerpts:
How disappointed are you after missing out on the job of India coach?
My disappointment was there for a day and that is all. And it happened last week. I have moved on. Do you think that the board wasn't ready to give you an extension and that's why the process of selecting a new coach was undertaken?
That is BCCI 's headache, not mine.
Do you think the appointment of Anil Kumble was pre-meditated?
Again, I am no one to answer that. My job was to prepare a team. I was able to do it with the best of ability. Right now, India are among the top two teams in world cricket in all formats.