Robin Singh Insults Ravi Shastri, Takes a Dig at His Coaching Manual

Robin Singh and Ravi Shastri Photo

Robin Singh Takes A Dig At Ravi Shastri: Post India’s World Cup exit in the semi-final against New Zealand, a lot of experts bashed Indian cricket management, and skipper Virat Kohli for taking several wrong decisions in the tournament and particularly in the semi-final match against the Blackcaps. India, though, finished at the top of the table in the league stage, having lost only one game in nine matches.

Robin Singh and Ravi Shastri Photo

Also, days after the exclusion, The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) invited applications for all the management posts including the head coach position.

Meanwhile, India’s former all-rounder Robin Singh who has applied for the post of head coach, took a dig at the current Indian coach Ravi Shastri, saying that India has lost two successful World Cups under his coaching and thus, has called for a change in the coaching support staff ahead of the next World Cup in 2023.

“Under the current coach, India has lost in the semi-finals of two successive ODI World Cups, and in the last four stages of the World Twenty20 championship as well. Now is the time to prepare for the 2023 World Cup and a change could be good for the side,” Robin Singh told The Hindu.

India will play their first bilateral series after the World Cup against West Indies, starting from 3rd August 2019. Though the contract for Ravi-Shastri-led support staff ended after the World Cup, they have been given an extension of as many as 45 days.

On July 16, the BCCI invited applications for the post of head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach and administrative manager. The last date of application is 30 July 2019 until 5 PM IST.

“The current coaching staff of Team India (Senior Men) will get an automatic entry in the recruitment process,” the BCCI said in a release.

“Pertinent to note, that the decision of the BCCI for the said position, will remain final and binding,” the release, issued by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), added further.

India are set to tour West Indies for 2 T20s, 3 ODIs, and 2 Tests. India will play 1st T20 against West Indies on 3RD August 2019.

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