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Ravi Shastri has a shrewd cricket mind, was at all times aggressive: Ian Chappell

Head coach of the Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri during a play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia in Melbourne, Australia India cricket crew head coach Ravi Shastri (File Photo/AP)

India head coach Ravi Shastri at all times had a shrewd and aggressive cricketing mind, mentioned former cricketer and commentator Ian Chappell. This aggression was one of many issues which made the Indian facet that received the 1985 World Championship a champion facet. Ravi Shastri had mentioned just lately that the 1985 facet would give Virat Kohli’s facet a run for his or her cash.

Speaking on a Facebook Live session with Rajdeep Sardesai on Friday, Chappell mentioned Shastri had at all times appeared to take the aggressive route in his taking part in days.

“Ravi Shastri has a shrewd cricketing brain,” mentioned the previous Australian cricketer.

“The other thing about him is that it is a very aggressive cricket brain. If he is the captain he is trying to take wickets. This was one of the things about the 1985 India side. It was not a matter of containing the opposition for them,” he added.

Describing Shastri as “somebody who made probably the most of his skills“, Chappell additionally recounted a narrative when Shastri drove him round in a automotive in Mumbai that later turned out to be the one the keys Chappell had handed over to him after the 1985 World Championship win.

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Earlier within the dialog, Chappell mentioned Erapalli Prasanna was the most effective spinner he had performed towards. Saying that Prasanna’s success in Australia is exceptional as a result of finger spinners don’t often prosper in Australia, Chappell mentioned, “My mind used to be worn out if I managed to play for some time against Prasanna.”

“It is fascinating to listen to Prasanna talk about spin bowling because he is an engineer. He introduced concepts of engineering into the art of spin bowling,” he added.

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