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Former Indian Cricket Team Manager R Sridhar recounts Ravi Shastri’s outburst in Australia

The year 2020 was one of the most difficult for everyone on the planet since COVID-19 was at its height. After the epidemic spread, every participant was subjected to quarantine and a slew of limitations. Meanwhile, R Sridhar, a former Indian fielding coach, has recounted one such event from that period.

Sridhar spoke on India’s visit to Australia for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2020-21 when Ravi Shastri was the head coach. He added that a formal mandate about COVID did not fit well with Him.

Sridhar said that the Indian team was assured that they will be treated like Australian residents after their 14-day isolation period was ended. Even after they had completed their solitary time, they were given directions.

“After patiently listening to this tirade, Ravi rose from his position in the front row, grabbed the page from Bier, tore it into four parts, and ordered, ‘Howard, cut this and sit down. We were assured that after 14 days, we would have the same rights as Australian citizens. The BCCI is talking to the CA while you’re spewing this crap. Please do not provide this piece of paper to any of my players. Take no other bus to deliver this statement. I’m not going to be a prisoner in my own room any longer, not while life in Sydney is moving on as usual.’ “In his book ‘Coaching Beyond,’ Sridhar writes.

Meanwhile, in India, the hosts dominated the opening match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, defeating the Australians by an innings and 132 runs at Nagpur. India’s talents were skipper Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel. Meanwhile, the second Test of the four-match series will begin on February 17 in Delhi.