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MUMBAI: Injury to India’s Critical Air Conditioner, Jasipino Bumrah and Deepak Chaharthis excluded them from T20 World Cup in Australia, sparked a debate: Should India’s star cricketers be given the option of ‘resting’ in the IPL? Chahar had to miss IPL due to a hamstring injury, while a back injury ruled Bumrah out of the World Cup. Former Indian player, coach and commentator Ravi Shastri rested a top Indian player for a few games at the IPL which was the area where his former teammate won the 1983 World Cup Roger Binnywho is appointed as the new BCCI president, must consider when he takes office.
“Given the amount of cricket that exists today, it is extremely important that you balance the level of play of a player. When should he take a break? And there the president (BCCI) can play a role. big role tomorrow, if a cricketer, for the sake of playing for India, needs a break in the IPL for certain games, so it may be. BCCI) has to sit with the franchise and explain that he’s hugely important to India first, and then the franchise,” Shastri insisted when speaking to veteran journalist Ayaz Memon at ‘Media meet-up’ at Mumbai Press Club on Wednesday.

“Discussions can take place with the team management, about which players need a break, who, if they continue in this way, will get to use the force. And then transition to the transfer. There’s no way to join the franchise way, but in a good way tell them he’s an important player for India. National interest is paramount. ,” Shastri said.
He also expressed his concern at the frequent breakdowns of India’s top speed players despite their lengthy rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy. “It’s the most frustrating thing for me as (head coach of India), when you lose key players to injury. We’ve toured England and New Zealand twice. Of all on all those tours, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was injured where he had a bag with his skill. Now, you see Chahar barely playing and he’s injured. I’m watching. stats, Bumrah has played 5 games since the last T20 World Cup and he’s injured so you have to see it Shastri said.

Shastri emphasized that as BCCI president, Binny must also focus on improving the facilities for spectators at the stadiums. “Binny is a very likeable guy, he has a mind of his own. he will look and Indian cricket has to consider the fact that you have to make Indian cricket a spect-friendly sport. , so for me, the most important thing is that the facilities on the field should be upgraded a lot of time. Accordingly, with the kind of dollars that come to the sport, the type of people that come into the field, they have to get the facilities. the best material. If that happens, the popularity of this sport will grow even higher, “said Shastri.
Shastri is of course delighted that his 1983 World Cup-winning teammate, Roger Binny, is now set to become BCCI’s president. “I’m glad he’s my colleague in the World Cup. There’s continuity there because he’s the president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association. So he moved on to be the BCCI president. And I am extremely happy because he is the winner of the World Cup, the president for the first time in the history of BCCI, his credentials are unquestionable.

‘I’ll give Surya a crack at Test cricket’
If Shastri has his way, batsman shines Suryakumar Yadav, who is in brilliant form in the T20Is, has scored 1,045 runs in 34 games@38.70 with a phenomenal strike rate of 176.81, coming out in the Cricket Tests soon. “I also want to give him a crack at Test cricket. If I were the captain of the team, he would love me. I mean, there’s no rule that he can’t play in the biggest form of the game. game,” Shastri said.

Explaining what makes ‘Sky,’ currently the #2 hitter in the T20Is, so unique, Shastri said, “A combination of everything, but what I like about his game is this. the ability to read the game and the bowler’s mind. He is playing with the bowler’s mind, with the bowler’s court. He has the audacity to try and hit the ball the pitch is placed on, which means So I think his prediction, reading about what a bowler does, played a huge part in his hitting the ball and he was brilliant at it. You’re going to see some of the shots he takes. I haven’t seen too many players play those. AB (de Villiers) in his prime probably did it. You don’t hit the ball from the middle and the foot to the screen in the back! I mean, it’s a shot that’s unprecedented in our time, but he does it too easily and too often. , to the point where you have to take your hat off before him. He can light up the T20 World Cup. ”
‘This is India’s best batting squad ever’
Shastri has heaped praise on India’s current batting squad, calling it “the best squad India has had in the last 6-7 years in the T20Is.” “I think this is a batting formation as good as India used to have in T20 cricket. With Surya (Suryakumar Yadav) at No 4 Hardik (Pandya) at No 5, Rishabh/DK at No 6, they created a It allows the top order to play the way they’re playing, which is awesome – they’re attacking the opposing side where, if you’re down 2 points in the power play, you’re still there’s ammo at the back, constantly confronting pitchers, this hasn’t happened in a while,” he praised.
Shastri feels that India’s star-studded, fiery squad will give them a huge chance to win the T20 World Cup in Australia later this month. “Australia’s tracks fit their way of batting. We’re one of the best batting teams in the league. And once you’re the best team in the league, whether you’re bowling or not. No matter how you fight, you all have a chance to win the Cup. You qualify for the semi-finals, hit your ball successfully, you can beat any opponent that day,” he said.
Putting a finger on the reasons for India’s decline in power, Shastri said, “for a lot of the time, we were one of the best controllable teams in the world. I think the focus is on. fitness became very important in my day we did yo-yo (test) people laughed at it yo-yo was never chosen, it was creating awareness among people player: ‘Get some exercise. And it’s only better for you.” It made a big difference. Not only in the way they play, but also in the way they move on the field. I mean, the number of passes they can make, out of nowhere, is unreal. And what’s worrying is the number of times you’ve allowed the opposition to score over 200 in the last few months. Everyone will blame bowling. It’s also the effort, where if you save those 20 runs, that 200 becomes 175-180. ”
“Whatever happens, I see India has a new team after this T20 World Cup, just like the one that went (to South Africa for the 2007 World Cup, when there was no Tendulkar, Dravid or Ganguly, and MS Dhoni was the captaining the youth team to the T20 World Cup for the first time. It could happen,” he predicted.

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