Indian captain Virat Kohli completely backed Ravi Shastri as coach and hit out at all reports that he was a ‘yes’ man to the skipper. According to Kohli, it was really bizarre to read such reports.
“In Indian cricket, I don’t think there is anyone else who has said no to me more than him honestly. He is one guy I can speak to and can get an honest opinion. I have made more changes to my game listening to him than anyone else in the past,” Kohli said before the team left to Australia, according to a PTI report.
“These are very personal things that happen within in a team environment. Things that conveniently need to be put out there will be put out there. We are not going to put up a banner and say ‘this is what happens in the Indian team’,” Kohli added in the report.
Speaking about the overseas challenge in the wake of losses in South Africa and England, Kohli admitted, “There is a lot of room for improvement. That is something we realise as a team also. We understand what we need to work on so it is up to the individuals to take ownership of that.”
--By A Cricket Correspondent