India head coach Ravi Shastri believes the forced break for the Indian players which has come due to the coronavirus pandemic is a “welcome rest” as they can now re-energise themselves and get some much-needed rest.
Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri welcomed the UAE’s decision to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the time of pandemic on Tuesday.
The BCCI said Shastri, bowling coach B Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and physiotherapist Nitin Patel were all isolating as a "precautionary measure" following 59-year-old former India all-rounder Shastri's positive lateral flow test late on Saturday.
The out-going Indian coach Ravi Shastri blamed an extended bio-bubble life for an underwhelming performance, which led to their premature exit, at the T20 World Cup.
In a bizzare turn of events, a commoner was mistaken for former Indian captain and coach Ravi Shastri at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) on Saturday.
"Whether it's two months or a month and a half, whether it's after (the) England (tour in July) or before England — he needs a break because he has got six to seven years of cricket left in him and you don't want to lose that with a fried brain."