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    Shastri, the new coach of India!

    Just read a link on cricinfo, suggesing that Shastri will be the coach of india for the bangladesh tour and Robin singh will be the fielding coach.

    Quite suprised TBH......thought of Whatmore, Moody and Viv Richards...but Shastri never crossed my mind! Any views on this guys?

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    Doesn't matter. Unless I see 'Indian line up fired', and 'Domestic structure reduced to five teams', I don't really see any difference.
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    he is another big mouth jerk as a commentator ( like ramiz raja) lets see how good he is as a coach.


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    Seems like he'll be an interim coach...the article says he'll be coach for the Bangladesh tour - nothing about what'll happen afterwards.

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    Good to see the BCCI taking some action, at least the players will know that they have a coach, if this report is true, for the upcoming tour to Bangladesh.
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    Well he has a bigger ego than any of the past Indian coaches.......he may get along with the Mumbai boys but dont know how he wil fare with chaps like Harbhajan, Sehwag etc who have have suspect attitudes.
    Shastri is not someone to mince words and will shout and swear as that is what he was like as a vice captain/player. If you think that he was a big mouth on television(where he has to keep a check on what he has to say) think of what he will be like without the cameras.

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    It may be exactly what some of these slackers need, in particulary Harbhajan and Sehwag who seem to have the poorest attitudes out of all the players. By the sounds of it, Ravi Shastri won't be afraid to say what he thinks.

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    Good choice on an interim basis. Shastri seems like a no-nonsense guy who knows how to operate in India.

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    Only an interim coach as to the article. Anyway worth giving him a shot too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    Good choice on an interim basis. Shastri seems like a no-nonsense guy who knows how to operate in India.
    well, we'll see...he has his favourites and i don't know about the no-nonsense guy thing...chappell was a no-nonsense guy as well and we saw how that went down with these superstars....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil View Post
    well, we'll see...he has his favourites and i don't know about the no-nonsense guy thing...chappell was a no-nonsense guy as well and we saw how that went down with these superstars....
    That's exactly why I included the second part. Chappell had his ideas but he didn't know how to handle Indian cricketers - Shastri does. Anyways, you're right - we'll see how it goes.
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    Good choice on an interim basis. Shastri seems like a no-nonsense guy who knows how to operate in India.

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    from what i read there was some signs of indian cricket moving forward...they are going to get a batting, bowling, fielding coach so that's 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    That's exactly why I included the second part. Chappell had his ideas but he didn't know how to handle Indian cricketers - Shastri does. Anyways, you're right - we'll see how it goes.
    i noticed that but just because he is indian doesn't mean that he would be able to handle the players better(wright did that better than most indian coaches i would say), also does he really have any coaching credentials to speak of? i know chappell doesn't either but the point is i am waiting to see at least some medium-term results(a bangladesh tour wouldn't really tell me anything either way) before concluding anything about shastri the coach....

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    I don't understand - what coaching qualifications does Shastri have? Has he written any books on coaching? Has he coached any first class sides? How do you appoint someone as the head coach of a national team without him being a proven coach? What evidence do you have that he is even a remotely passable coach? It makes zero sense to me. Interim or not, surely the Indian board can find someone who is, you know, an actual coach, regardless of the short notice.

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