‘Until next time’, thanks from Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday thanked the team’s outgoing head coach Ravi Shastri and other members of the support staff for their contribution in preparing a formidable outfit.
The trio of Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R. Sridhar finished their tenure on Monday, with India’s last match of the T20 World Cup against Namibia.
While India failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE, the Shastri-Kohli duo, along with Arun and Sridhar, made the team a formidable outfit in the Test arena.
They were part of a set-up that won two Test series in Australia. The side is leading 2-1 in the five Test series in England which is set to be completed next year.
India also won the T20I series in South Africa, New Zealand, England and Australia under their tenure.
“Thank you for all the memories and the amazing journey we’ve had as a team with you all. Your contribution has been immense
and will always be remembered in Indian cricket history,” Kohli, who has given up T20 captaincy, wrote on his Twitter page in praise of the coaching staff.
“Wish you the best moving forward in life. Until next time,” he said.
Shastri has been replaced by former India captain Rahul Dravid as the head coach while Rohit Sharma is India’s new T20I captain.
It is expected that Rohit will take over the ODI captaincy as well during the tour of South Africa.