Bharat Arun appointed Team India bowling coach

Randall Padilla
July 20, 2017

When asked if the confusion could have been avoided, Shastri said: "I was in England".

With these appointments the process of choosing coaching team has come to a full circle as this will have a direct impact on the performance of Team India which gears up to take on Sri Lanka from 26th of July onwards. I don't take additional pressure. I will carry on from where I have left. The mindset was to try and win the series. Losing the first Test was a shock but the way we bounced back was only because of the team culture that was created at that stage.

Sanjay Bangar, who has been the batting coach for the last three years, was elevated to assistant coach. "India took 77 out of 80 wickets", Shastri said. "And also the opposition which we always respect". I don't come in with any baggage.

Shastri in the press conference said, "Shastri's and Kumble's will come and go, the team is more important". "I have matured since we last went to Sri Lanka". "A lot of speculations and lot of things fly around, those things are not in my control". I don't think it makes a dramatic difference. He was earlier a cricket manager during 2007 tour of Bangladesh and then Team Director from 2014 August to 2016 June during which India won Test overseas series versus Sri Lanka, reached the semi-finals of 2015 World Cup and World T20 semi-finals in 2016.

Coming to the details, reports claim that Ravi Shastri will earn Rs. 7 crore a year and as it is mentioned before, Anil Kumble demanded around 9 crores per year which would see him earn as much as a Grade A player and was considered to be too high according to the norms.

â– Most importantly, Virender Sehwag got what we all wanted-the fact that he isn't the coach means he'll have more time to tweet. "My job is to put every player in a frame of mind where he is thinking only about his role and the team he is playing for", said the former all-rounder. So I don't think that I need to understand anything new about (the coaching and support staff) in this scenario.

Shastri and his support staff's first assignment will be the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, when the Indian team lands there on Wednesday for three Tests, five One-day Internationals (ODI) and a solitary T20 worldwide, starting July 26.

"We showed that we have the ability and we can win from any situation fighting back from hard moments".

However, Shastri defended the appointment of his former teammate saying, "There's a track record - 15 years his life has been coaching".

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