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India vs Australia: Ravi Shastri deserves credit for making men out of boys on this tour, says WV Raman

Former India player and the current coach of the Indian women’s team WV Raman believes that coach Ravi Shastri should be given a lot of credit for making men out of boys on this Australia tour.

Team India coach Ravi Shastri

Team India coach Ravi Shastri. (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar stitched together a 123-run partnership for the 7th wicket
  • They bailed India out of trouble from 186/6 and got the first innings score to 336
  • Australia’s first innings score was 369 and they managed to get a 33-run lead

On Sunday, Team India once again showed a lot of courage to fightback from a position of disadvantage and ended the day on par with Australia, and former India player and the current coach of the Indian women’s team WV Raman believes that coach Ravi Shastri should be given a lot of credit for making men out of boys on this Australian tour.

He also added that Shastri often gets trolled just for the heck of it and does not get as much credit as he deserves.

“He gets trolled, just for the heck of it sometimes. But he deserves credit for making men out of boys on this tour. Reviving a battered team after the first test is not easy. Well done @RaviShastriOfc for egging the boys to go the 23rd yard!!! #INDvsAUS #BorderGavaskarTrophy,” WV Raman tweeted on Sunday.

India were in a spot of bother once again on the day when they were reduced to 186/6 by a brilliant Australia pace attack, but led by a fantastic 123-run partnership by debutant Washington Sundar and all-rounder Shardul Thakur they got the team to a fighting total of 336, just 33 runs behind the Australian first innings score of 369.

Former players laud Team India’s fighting spirit

Several former cricketers including India great Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar lauded the fighting spirit that Team India showed once again on Sunday.

India have shown great resilience despite more than a dozen of their players in the team being injured and whoever has come into the squad has put up their hand in situations of crisis.

On Sunday, former India batsman Virender Sehwag also applauded the team for their courage, and went on to say that this team has shown that it is ‘dabanng’.

“If there is one word to describe the courage of this Indian team, it’s Dabanng. So daring and brave,” Sehwag said.


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