Ravi Shastri used to push players for excellence but had very low forgiveness during his time as India’s head coach, said veteran wicketkeeper-battler Dinesh Karthik.
The 37-year-old had played sporadically during Shastri’s tenure as Indian Head Coach, particularly during the 2019 World Cup.
Shastri-Kohli’s tenure has been good for Indian cricket, but the duo has often been criticized for not supporting some players. They probably needed a little more empathy during their losing streak.
” He (Shastri) had a very low tolerance for someone not hitting at a certain pace. He didn’t like or like someone who did it very differently at the nets and in the game.
Shastri walked and hit differently. Karthik said “summer standoff” in the Cricbuzz documentary. “He (Shastri) would not be very grateful for that.”
” Ravi Shastri knew exactly what he wanted from the team and how they played, but his tolerance for error was very poor. I always pushed people to perform well.
Karthik, who at 36 is a designated finalist in the T20 setup, has previously said that in the Rohit Sharma-Rahul Dravid era he felt much more relaxed and more confident.
Shastri had a successful stint as a coach as India under him twice won the Test series on Australian soil, drew the Test series 2-2 in England, and also reached the final of the Test World Cup.
I think Shastri, the player, was someone who probably didn’t have that much talent, but he lived up to his talent as a coach. He did a lot better than he expected.
As a coach, he was larger than a living person. He was someone who pushed the players to try to achieve special things.