Ashwin’s strong reaction after Shastri slams Dravid for missing NZ tour | Cricket

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has become very critical about typically the Rahul Dravid-led current India assistance staff taking a break up from the ongoing New Zealand series. The NCA training staff of VVS Laxman, Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Sairaj Bahutule usually are filling in for Dravid, Vikram Rathour and Paras Mhambrey as typically the team’s head coach, hitting and bowling coach correspondingly. Dravid will return to be able to his coaching duties any time India leaves for Bangladesh for ODI and Test series, together with Rathour and Mhambrey starting December 4.

“I do not believe in breaks,” Shastri said during a online press conference. “Because I want to understand my team, I want to understand my players and I want to be in control of that team. These breaks… why do you need that many breaks for, to be honest? You get your 2-3 months of the IPL, that’s enough for you to rest as a coach. But other times, I think a coach should be hands-on, whoever he is.”

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Ravichandran Ashwin has today come to Dravid’s defense, explaining why not just players like him, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul but also the assistance staff needed a break up after the T20 World Cup.

“I will explain why Laxman has gone there with a completely different team because even that could be interpreted differently. Rahul Dravid and his team put in extensive hard work ahead of the T20 World Cup, right from planning, since I saw this from close quarters, I’m saying this. They had specific in-depth plans for each venue and each opposition. So they would have been under not only mental but also physical burnout and everyone needed a break. As soon as the New Zealand series ends, we have the Bangladesh tour. That’s why we have a different coaching staff led by Laxman for this tour,” Ashwin said on the YouTube channel.

Hardik Pandya will be currently leading the Indian T20I side. The very first match in Wellington has been abandoned without a soccer ball being bowled due to be able to heavy rain. The next match will probably be played around Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

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