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Speaking to The Indian Express, Shastri said that after Wednesday’s game he gathered his players together inside a sombre dressing room and told them: “Walk out with your heads held high. Be proud. Those 30 minutes can’t erase the fact that you guys have been the best team in the last couple of years. You guys know it. One tournament, one series — and that, too, 30 minutes of play can’t decide that. You guys have earned that respect. Of course, we are all hurt and disappointed but, in the end, be proud of what you have done for the last two years.”

Shastri acknowledged that in the end, the absence of a “solid” specialist No. 4 batsman, which led to brittleness in the middle order, made the difference.

”In hindsight, yes, we did need a solid batsman out there in the middle order. But now, that’s something for the future. That’s a position that was always giving us problems, but we just couldn’t nail it. (K L) Rahul was there but then Shikhar Dhawan got injured. Then Vijay Shankar was there, and he got injured. We just couldn’t control it.”

Did the team consider playing Mayank Agarwal, the Test opener, at the top and push Rahul down to No. 4? “Not really, because it got too tight. By the time Mayank came to join us, there wasn’t much time. If there was one more game, that is, if this semi-final was a game later, we would have definitely done it. He flew in, and Rahul had just hit a 60, and then a hundred. But I know what you mean; if we had one more game, that could well have been done,” Shastri said.

One of the other talking points in Wednesday’s chase of 239 was M S Dhoni’s batting position, at No. 7. Explaining the strategy behind holding him back, Shastri said: “It was a team decision. Everyone was in with it — and it was a simple decision, too. Last thing you wanted was Dhoni coming out to bat early and getting out — that would have killed the chase. We needed his experience later. He is the greatest finisher of all times — and it would have been criminal to not make use of him in that way. The whole team was clear on it.

”And Rishabh Pant did look pretty secure when he got out to bat, even against (New Zealand fast bowler) Trent Boult, didn’t he? You could then say that if Pant had continued and not got out… but that’s sport. You grow up in quick time. He will learn, he already knows it. But I am happy that the team showed spunk. They didn’t give up even after losing Pant and Pandya. What a fightback that was.”

The coach also believed that the match going into two days, due to rains, played a part in the result. “The momentum we had on Tuesday — that was gone. Stop, restart all over again. It wasn’t ideal but that’s how sport goes, sometimes,” he said.

 

Shastri, however, was lavish with his praise for the outstanding 116-run partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Dhoni that nearly took India to a win. “Jadeja was outstanding. He has great natural talent and I am so glad that he has realised that he is a very good player… and what balance he brought to the team. Imagine, he was out for eight matches but every time he went on to the field in those, he gave it all. Tigerish. Running and throwing. Then he comes in and has two incredible games. He brings outstanding ability to the table. This is by far his best knock, and in the next two years, you are going to see the best of Jadeja. He is going to another level now,” he said.

The coach praised Dhoni’s composure, too. “He was magnificent. The composure in the situation. And let me tell you, if not for that unfortunate runout, I think he had his calculations going inside his head. Which ball to hit, how much to keep for (James) Neesham’s last over. You could see his brain was ticking. He wanted to do it so desperately and it was clear on his face when he came back to the dressing room,” he said.

On the ball that he was runout, Dhoni was hit on his hand and was in pain as he walked to the dressing room. He kept the swollen hand out of the way, and shook hands with his teammates with his right. Behind him, Patrick Farhat, the longtime physio, and the Sri Lankan ball-thrower in the support staff had broken down.

How did the players handle the loss? “Hurting, obviously. Disappointed, yes, but no tears. This is a tough team. A magnificent team. Look at how we bowled. The way the batsmen batted. A couple of youngsters might come in the middle and make this even more stronger. It’s a team on the right path — they know it. When you have played good and tough cricket for the last 30 months, this loss in the semi-final would hurt. It’s a tough pill to swallow and we are all gutted, but this is sport. That’s why we play it,” Shastri said.

 

Link - https://www.msn.com/en-in/sports/cricket/needed-a-solid-batsman-in-middle-order-ravi-shastri-after-semi-final-loss/ar-AAEe1ln?ocid=ob-tw-enin-476

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Walk out with your heads held high. Be proud. Those 30 minutes can’t erase the fact that you guys have been the best team in the last couple of years. You guys know it. One tournament, one series — and that, too, 30 minutes of play can’t decide that. You guys have earned that respect. Of course, we are all hurt and disappointed but, in the end, be proud of what you have done for the last two years.

This fckkkker needs to be banished. Just please shoot him already. We will pay the shooter with all the ICF money we have.

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If ICF keyboard specialists were the coach, they would tell the press that this is how they addressed the boys in the dressing room:

 

"You guys suck.  You're the worst.  You won all those matches by fluke.  Rohit, you are the worst.  Five hundreds?  None of them were worth anything.  We would still have made the SFs without those useless runs.  And you - Virat.  Who the eff you think you are?  Behen Stokes?  All those so-called 50s in the previous matches?  Those were just for branding right?  And Pandya?  Sixes?  Ghantaa sixes?  You suck, dude.  And Jaddu, you effin sword-wielder ... you couldn't have stayed till the end and finished it off?  Those 70 runs were worth nothing.  you might as well have made zero and ended the pain earlier.  I hate you all, worthless mofos."

 

And rest of ICF would celebrate the strict headmaster!  

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Added the word ghantaa. Without it, coach's rant would be incomplete.

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3 hours ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

Speaking to The Indian Express, Shastri said that after Wednesday’s game he gathered his players together inside a sombre dressing room and told them: “Walk out with your heads held high. Be proud. Those 30 minutes can’t erase the fact that you guys have been the best team in the last couple of years. You guys know it. One tournament, one series — and that, too, 30 minutes of play can’t decide that. You guys have earned that respect. Of course, we are all hurt and disappointed but, in the end, be proud of what you have done for the last two years.”

Shastri acknowledged that in the end, the absence of a “solid” specialist No. 4 batsman, which led to brittleness in the middle order, made the difference.

”In hindsight, yes, we did need a solid batsman out there in the middle order. But now, that’s something for the future. That’s a position that was always giving us problems, but we just couldn’t nail it. (K L) Rahul was there but then Shikhar Dhawan got injured. Then Vijay Shankar was there, and he got injured. We just couldn’t control it.”

Did the team consider playing Mayank Agarwal, the Test opener, at the top and push Rahul down to No. 4? “Not really, because it got too tight. By the time Mayank came to join us, there wasn’t much time. If there was one more game, that is, if this semi-final was a game later, we would have definitely done it. He flew in, and Rahul had just hit a 60, and then a hundred. But I know what you mean; if we had one more game, that could well have been done,” Shastri said.

One of the other talking points in Wednesday’s chase of 239 was M S Dhoni’s batting position, at No. 7. Explaining the strategy behind holding him back, Shastri said: “It was a team decision. Everyone was in with it — and it was a simple decision, too. Last thing you wanted was Dhoni coming out to bat early and getting out — that would have killed the chase. We needed his experience later. He is the greatest finisher of all times — and it would have been criminal to not make use of him in that way. The whole team was clear on it.

”And Rishabh Pant did look pretty secure when he got out to bat, even against (New Zealand fast bowler) Trent Boult, didn’t he? You could then say that if Pant had continued and not got out… but that’s sport. You grow up in quick time. He will learn, he already knows it. But I am happy that the team showed spunk. They didn’t give up even after losing Pant and Pandya. What a fightback that was.”

The coach also believed that the match going into two days, due to rains, played a part in the result. “The momentum we had on Tuesday — that was gone. Stop, restart all over again. It wasn’t ideal but that’s how sport goes, sometimes,” he said.

 

Shastri, however, was lavish with his praise for the outstanding 116-run partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Dhoni that nearly took India to a win. “Jadeja was outstanding. He has great natural talent and I am so glad that he has realised that he is a very good player… and what balance he brought to the team. Imagine, he was out for eight matches but every time he went on to the field in those, he gave it all. Tigerish. Running and throwing. Then he comes in and has two incredible games. He brings outstanding ability to the table. This is by far his best knock, and in the next two years, you are going to see the best of Jadeja. He is going to another level now,” he said.

The coach praised Dhoni’s composure, too. “He was magnificent. The composure in the situation. And let me tell you, if not for that unfortunate runout, I think he had his calculations going inside his head. Which ball to hit, how much to keep for (James) Neesham’s last over. You could see his brain was ticking. He wanted to do it so desperately and it was clear on his face when he came back to the dressing room,” he said.

On the ball that he was runout, Dhoni was hit on his hand and was in pain as he walked to the dressing room. He kept the swollen hand out of the way, and shook hands with his teammates with his right. Behind him, Patrick Farhat, the longtime physio, and the Sri Lankan ball-thrower in the support staff had broken down.

How did the players handle the loss? “Hurting, obviously. Disappointed, yes, but no tears. This is a tough team. A magnificent team. Look at how we bowled. The way the batsmen batted. A couple of youngsters might come in the middle and make this even more stronger. It’s a team on the right path — they know it. When you have played good and tough cricket for the last 30 months, this loss in the semi-final would hurt. It’s a tough pill to swallow and we are all gutted, but this is sport. That’s why we play it,” Shastri said.

 

Link - https://www.msn.com/en-in/sports/cricket/needed-a-solid-batsman-in-middle-order-ravi-shastri-after-semi-final-loss/ar-AAEe1ln?ocid=ob-tw-enin-476

Nothing wrong in what he ia doing now. But he was wrong in the leadup to wc. 

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“Walk out with your heads held high. Be proud. Those 30 minutes can’t erase the fact that you guys have been the best team in the last couple of years. You guys know it. One tournament, one series — and that, too, 30 minutes of play can’t decide that. You guys have earned that respect. Of course, we are all hurt and disappointed but, in the end, be proud of what you have done for the last two years.”

 

 

I have always supported Shastri as Coach. I know lot of people are against Shastri but I always felt he brought that kilelr instinct within the team which probably Kumble coudn't.

 

However quotes like above make me reconsider my thoughts. Those 30 minutes were far more important that the 8 games that India Played. If we coudnt perform in those 30 minutes then those previous 8 games is already wiped out of memory. No one remembers the losers !!!!!

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2 hours ago, DGBOSS said:

“Walk out with your heads held high. Be proud. Those 30 minutes can’t erase the fact that you guys have been the best team in the last couple of years. You guys know it. One tournament, one series — and that, too, 30 minutes of play can’t decide that. You guys have earned that respect. Of course, we are all hurt and disappointed but, in the end, be proud of what you have done for the last two years.”

 

 

I have always supported Shastri as Coach. I know lot of people are against Shastri but I always felt he brought that kilelr instinct within the team which probably Kumble coudn't.

 

However quotes like above make me reconsider my thoughts. Those 30 minutes were far more important that the 8 games that India Played. If we coudnt perform in those 30 minutes then those previous 8 games is already wiped out of memory. No one remembers the losers !!!!!

Here's the thing:  Players have pride.  Their pride was wounded. Why on earth would a coach rub it in, especially in the immediate aftermath of a major loss? 

 

Here's the other thing:  Even if he berated the players in the dressing room, why in holy spirit's name would he admit that in a bloody press conference for public consumption?  

 

We (not you, but generally fans) are being ridiculous in our criticism.    

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What kind of sh1t is this? Every armchair cricket analyst knew that those 30 mins that  he talking about was the most important 30 mins of the match. If India survived with even close to nothing on the board, the match was almost won and they had a whole night to plan this. What did they do? Fail!

 

did they dominate NZ for the rest of the match? No

 

they have lost every major icc event over the last few years. The best team in the last couple of years should have at least won something of noteworthy. What a load of BS?!

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3 hours ago, vijay50 said:

Shastri spinning his yarn with alternate facts blah blah blah to make public believe his rubbish.

     This moron is saying same things since SA tour defeat .  He has nothing to show in results and then he resorts to this. 

      He should be asked what about the result.   

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3 minutes ago, ExtremeBrainfade said:

How do we know this?  Were you a fly on the wall?

No I saw him parading around with a beer bottle like he was at the Vegas strip when India got a rare win after his screw ups cost the previous game. It is a video in the public domain, not my private collection

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3 hours ago, zen said:

24-4 :lol: .... haven’t we seen that before when there is something in the pitch. Groom proper openers, not FTBs :hitler:

 

Every team has these moments, but somebody in MO plays a clutch innings like Jadeja and bails the team out. Nobody in MO did it for India. Stokes, Neesham, Haris, Holder play such innings. Even Phelukwayo and Morris pulled SA out from dumps against India.

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27 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

Every team has these moments, but somebody in MO plays a clutch innings like Jadeja and bails the team out. Nobody in MO did it for India. Stokes, Neesham, Haris, Holdet plays such innings.

They would if they were not left undercooked or received chances :rolleyes:

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5 hours ago, cric_fan said:

 


You should respect the lower ranked teams too. NZ’s bowling attack is not one to be considered low ranked. Don’t be arrogant.

 

No arrogance here but the loss was to an underdog. Twice in a month so Shastri has to take the blame.

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13 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

You want top order to fail more often , just so that the MO gets cooked and receive more chances?

Players should be rotated and/or backed in their positions for sufficient matches. Top order play at their positions irrespective of what happens. Has for e.g. Rohit Sharma played at any other spot over the last few years?  Has he ever vacated his spot to give someone else the opportunity to play a longer inning in the past few years? And the guy played in his 4th ICC event. Others are hardly settled relatively and play anywhere from 4-6 depending upon the game (and under pressure of being dropped)

 

No point in scoring runs (and that too after receiving tons of chances) on good batting surfaces and failing as expected on bowling friendly ones (and when you receive no chances). Might as well groom proper openers, who can do well in such conditions

 

Unless the idea is that only top order is supposed to practise and score runs on good pitches, while others magically conjure up an inning when these FTBs fail as expected on good bowling pitches  :rolleyes: 

 

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50 minutes ago, maniac said:

No I saw him parading around with a beer bottle like he was at the Vegas strip when India got a rare win after his screw ups cost the previous game. It is a video in the public domain, not my private collection

Ah, so inference.  

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This guy should be paraded around Chandni Chowk on a donkey with dildos in all orifices and a garland of shoes around his neck and a placard that says "I am effing loser who gets pleasure only in drinking and getting stuffed"

 

:wall:

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21 hours ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

Speaking to The Indian Express, Shastri said that after Wednesday’s game he gathered his players together inside a sombre dressing room and told them: “Walk out with your heads held high. Be proud. Those 30 minutes can’t erase the fact that you guys have been the best team in the last couple of years. You guys know it. One tournament, one series — and that, too, 30 minutes of play can’t decide that. You guys have earned that respect. Of course, we are all hurt and disappointed but, in the end, be proud of what you have done for the last two years.”

Shastri acknowledged that in the end, the absence of a “solid” specialist No. 4 batsman, which led to brittleness in the middle order, made the difference.

”In hindsight, yes, we did need a solid batsman out there in the middle order. But now, that’s something for the future. That’s a position that was always giving us problems, but we just couldn’t nail it. (K L) Rahul was there but then Shikhar Dhawan got injured. Then Vijay Shankar was there, and he got injured. We just couldn’t control it.”

Did the team consider playing Mayank Agarwal, the Test opener, at the top and push Rahul down to No. 4? “Not really, because it got too tight. By the time Mayank came to join us, there wasn’t much time. If there was one more game, that is, if this semi-final was a game later, we would have definitely done it. He flew in, and Rahul had just hit a 60, and then a hundred. But I know what you mean; if we had one more game, that could well have been done,” Shastri said.

One of the other talking points in Wednesday’s chase of 239 was M S Dhoni’s batting position, at No. 7. Explaining the strategy behind holding him back, Shastri said: “It was a team decision. Everyone was in with it — and it was a simple decision, too. Last thing you wanted was Dhoni coming out to bat early and getting out — that would have killed the chase. We needed his experience later. He is the greatest finisher of all times — and it would have been criminal to not make use of him in that way. The whole team was clear on it.

”And Rishabh Pant did look pretty secure when he got out to bat, even against (New Zealand fast bowler) Trent Boult, didn’t he? You could then say that if Pant had continued and not got out… but that’s sport. You grow up in quick time. He will learn, he already knows it. But I am happy that the team showed spunk. They didn’t give up even after losing Pant and Pandya. What a fightback that was.”

The coach also believed that the match going into two days, due to rains, played a part in the result. “The momentum we had on Tuesday — that was gone. Stop, restart all over again. It wasn’t ideal but that’s how sport goes, sometimes,” he said.

 

Shastri, however, was lavish with his praise for the outstanding 116-run partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Dhoni that nearly took India to a win. “Jadeja was outstanding. He has great natural talent and I am so glad that he has realised that he is a very good player… and what balance he brought to the team. Imagine, he was out for eight matches but every time he went on to the field in those, he gave it all. Tigerish. Running and throwing. Then he comes in and has two incredible games. He brings outstanding ability to the table. This is by far his best knock, and in the next two years, you are going to see the best of Jadeja. He is going to another level now,” he said.

The coach praised Dhoni’s composure, too. “He was magnificent. The composure in the situation. And let me tell you, if not for that unfortunate runout, I think he had his calculations going inside his head. Which ball to hit, how much to keep for (James) Neesham’s last over. You could see his brain was ticking. He wanted to do it so desperately and it was clear on his face when he came back to the dressing room,” he said.

On the ball that he was runout, Dhoni was hit on his hand and was in pain as he walked to the dressing room. He kept the swollen hand out of the way, and shook hands with his teammates with his right. Behind him, Patrick Farhat, the longtime physio, and the Sri Lankan ball-thrower in the support staff had broken down.

How did the players handle the loss? “Hurting, obviously. Disappointed, yes, but no tears. This is a tough team. A magnificent team. Look at how we bowled. The way the batsmen batted. A couple of youngsters might come in the middle and make this even more stronger. It’s a team on the right path — they know it. When you have played good and tough cricket for the last 30 months, this loss in the semi-final would hurt. It’s a tough pill to swallow and we are all gutted, but this is sport. That’s why we play it,” Shastri said.

 

Link - https://www.msn.com/en-in/sports/cricket/needed-a-solid-batsman-in-middle-order-ravi-shastri-after-semi-final-loss/ar-AAEe1ln?ocid=ob-tw-enin-476

Bc same old story since 15 wc......

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18 hours ago, ExtremeBrainfade said:

If ICF keyboard specialists were the coach, they would tell the press that this is how they addressed the boys in the dressing room:

 

"You guys suck.  You're the worst.  You won all those matches by fluke.  Rohit, you are the worst.  Five hundreds?  None of them were worth anything.  We would still have made the SFs without those useless runs.  And you - Virat.  Who the eff you think you are?  Behen Stokes?  All those so-called 50s in the previous matches?  Those were just for branding right?  And Pandya?  Sixes?  Ghantaa sixes?  You suck, dude.  And Jaddu, you effin sword-wielder ... you couldn't have stayed till the end and finished it off?  Those 70 runs were worth nothing.  you might as well have made zero and ended the pain earlier.  I hate you all, worthless mofos."

 

And rest of ICF would celebrate the strict headmaster!  

Yes none of them matter shits as it's happening since 15. If you think or anyone else see glory in this than please bask in that glory rather than engaging in rant with us.

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13 hours ago, coffee_rules said:

You want top order to fail more often , just so that the MO gets cooked and receive more chances?

Atleast top order should not play meaningless series everywhere against every fricing team so that we can remove chalf out of wheat.

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yet another 'pearls of wisdom' from the moron...... playing in good for nothing Kartik  in place of Jadhav who was far better a middle order option, keeping out Shami & Kuldeep who were the wrecker in chiefs in that NZL tour .... this bastard should be slapped on his face hard and his tooth got plucked out in a pool of blood ...  

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On 7/12/2019 at 6:07 PM, ExtremeBrainfade said:

If ICF keyboard specialists were the coach, they would tell the press that this is how they addressed the boys in the dressing room:

 

"You guys suck.  You're the worst.  You won all those matches by fluke.  Rohit, you are the worst.  Five hundreds?  None of them were worth anything.  We would still have made the SFs without those useless runs.  And you - Virat.  Who the eff you think you are?  Behen Stokes?  All those so-called 50s in the previous matches?  Those were just for branding right?  And Pandya?  Sixes?  Ghantaa sixes?  You suck, dude.  And Jaddu, you effin sword-wielder ... you couldn't have stayed till the end and finished it off?  Those 70 runs were worth nothing.  you might as well have made zero and ended the pain earlier.  I hate you all, worthless mofos."

 

And rest of ICF would celebrate the strict headmaster!  

Looking at this post, Indians deserve mediocrity.

Oh we reached semi finals. What a glorious campaign !!! Hatsoff to the players. :hatsoff:

 

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On 7/12/2019 at 6:47 AM, coffee_rules said:

Every team has these moments, but somebody in MO plays a clutch innings like Jadeja and bails the team out. Nobody in MO did it for India. Stokes, Neesham, Haris, Holder play such innings. Even Phelukwayo and Morris pulled SA out from dumps against India.

The problem is that the middle order was bailed out by the player the team only included in the last 2 games. Jadeja wasn’t even included for the majority of games. 

 

The middle order was screwed by Dhoni, who for the 3rd time for the well settled batsman at the other end out, and in the process lost us the game. But Dhoni was irreplaceable the entire WC for some reason. 

 

Then finally, the only other player who looked like he could bat on that day, Pant, wasn’t even included in the squad to begin with. 

 

This entire World Cup was a massive clusterf*ck if team mistmanagement. 

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2 hours ago, Pollack said:

Looking at this post, Indians deserve mediocrity.

Oh we reached semi finals. What a glorious campaign !!! Hatsoff to the players. :hatsoff:

 

Uh no. Coaching 101:

(1) coach hard, but don't berate your players after a major loss.

(2) even if you do berate your players in the dressing room, never admit it to the public.

 

WTF do you expect him to tell the press?  That he thought his players are mediocre?  RJS has a myriad of flaws and doesn't seem to be a good coach overall, but he stands up for his players in public (even if he may have yelled at them in the dressing room). Looks like you are looking for some masala.

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He is doing what he is best at, cheerleading. He should not been given any drink for 45 min, maybe he will talk sense. He should be put in a cage with Tasmanian devil with a meat wrapped around his joystick. Effing moron:facepalm::facepalm:

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