Srinagar: Former India cricketer and coach Ravi Shastri has slammed public short who have forgot that during his tenure India won two Asia Cup’s.
“It takes time. It took me time and it’s going to take him time too. But Rahul has an advantage that he was at the NCA, he was with the A team as well and now he’s here too. He is experienced with the contemporary cricketer players and with the system. Give him time,” Shastri told Sports Tak on the sidelines of Legends League Cricket Masters.
“In our country, public memory is short. If you have to win, you have to win. During my tenure, we won two Asia Cups, but no one remembers. Has anyone mentioned Asia Cup? We’ve won it twice. And no one talks about it. But when we lose in Asia Cup, then the tournament comes into the picture. Why? That’s why I’m saying, the effort should always be there,” he added.
“Everyone wants to win but what’s important is to put your best foot forward. And see what happens. Sometimes you don’t play your best cricket and still you’ll win the game but you’re going to have to be extremely lucky for that to win a World Cup. Very few teams win a World Cup by not playing well on that day. Very rare.”