On This Day – Ravi Shastri’s Birthday: Why Didn’t He Reapply for India’s Coach?

Shastri remained the head coach of the senior men’s Indian cricket team until the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup.

national cricket team between 1981 and 1992 in both Test matches and One Day Internationals. He also captained the team once and was well-known for his leadership skills.

Shastri is still celebrated for his trademark “chapati shot”.

He was forced to retire from cricket at the age of 31 due to a knee injury. In 2017, he began serving as the head coach of the Indian cricket team, and in 2019, was reappointed in the position. He remained in charge until the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, and then retired!

Today, on Shastri’s 61st birthday, let’s learn why he did not reapply for the role in 2021.

Why Ravi Shastri Did Not Reapply For India Cricket Coach

During an interview in 2021, Shastri said, “I decided the time was up. I have done it for 7 years. I believe in life never overstay your welcome. You know when the time is up for you to go, you should go. And the reason I left is because of the last 18-20 months. I have been four months in quarantine, which is self-isolation and then I got COVID, so that was another 10 days of self-isolation. And you live in a bubble and I am pushing 60. There’s an age limit for everything you do.”

“If I was 10 years younger, 100 percent I would have reapplied. There’s no question about it. But you must respect your age, you must respect your body, you must respect the fact that probably the dressing room might need some fresh ideas, some new voices. Any smart guy would know when to relinquish,” he added.


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