Virat Kohli Says Ravi Shastri Being Called A Yes Man Was "Bizarre"

Virat Kohli Says Ravi Shastri Being Called A Yes Man Was

"And our focus more will be on how the batsmen bat well together on this tour", he added.

India are scheduled to play 3 T20Is, 4 Tests and 3 ODIs in Australia with series beginning on 21 November with the T20Is. "The bowlers are in a great space". Mohammed Shami (16 wickets), Jasprit Bumrah (14 wickets) and Hardik Pandya (10 wickets) also performed better than their English counterparts on some occasions which is why the team is feeling very confident of a similar performance in Australia. Things that conveniently need to be put out there will be put out there.

Kohli stressed that playing for the BCCI crest is what mattered most for the team. "It can happen only when individuals work on those things". And I can vouch for it because we all went through a really hard time in England in 2014. We played good cricket but the mistakes were also very extreme. Because I'm on my own out there.

That is why the team is more focussed on improving its performance with the bat in Australia, where they will play a series of four Tests starting December 6. "When you win Tests, you see those kind of performances". What we did right, why we won a Test match? It's not about forgetting a victory and enjoying it. "If they want to look at a certain way, we will reciprocate it", Kohli said. "No one is here wanting to dominate or gain something out of this". If we learn from the mistakes that we made in South Africa and England, it will hold us in good stead in Australia. We need to be consistent as a team. We have to understand how to control the situation (after a collapse). So that It's not so radical that we can't get our heads ahead from that. And if that happens in any case, we should know how to refresh rather than pile it on in our heads. But no one can tell me what to do on every single ball. That's something we are looking forward to as a whole batting unit, from top to bottom, to bat well together. But there is still a lot of room for improvement. "Definitely the lower order I would say". I do understand that at the top, batting can get hard when guys are bowling a good spell.

The captain reiterated that importance of lower-order scoring runs. "As long as our heart is clear and our intent is right, we just want to keep moving forward". That was the difference in the series. Each individual has to sit down and think what they did - whether we lost or won.

"When it comes to getting engaged in argument on the field or fight, I have been completely okay playing without the altercation". On a personal level, I don't find the need to go and find these things anymore. I mean, I have enough belief in my abilities. You don't find the need for all that. "The grace period is over now", Shastri said.

Kohli added that Shastri played a big role in helping players during hard phases of their careers and revealed he has made more changes upon the former captain's advice than anyone else in Indian cricket. "About saying yes all the time, that is the most freaky thing I've heard". I don't think anyone has said no to me as much as him, honestly. And he'll tell you if there is something that doesn't need to be done, then it doesn't need to be done.

"I have made more changes to my game listening to him than anyone in the past".

"His contribution ever since we started building this team is making people believe that they belong there".

"For me to be able to come out of the shell, and a lot of other players, Shikhar in the 2015 World Cup, he can vouch for that".

"Man management is the most important thing at the level we play at". "It's about man-management which Ravi bhai has done brilliantly in the time he's been with us".

Related News:

  • Southgate: England players wanted Rooney to take No10 shirt

    Southgate: England players wanted Rooney to take No10 shirt

    Jadon Sancho is set to be handed his full England debut, according to Sky sources, but Southgate remained coy on the inclusion of his youngsters.
    SAP to buy Qualtrics for $8-billion in cash

    SAP to buy Qualtrics for $8-billion in cash

    SAP announced on Sunday that it was acquiring IPO-bound startup Qualtrics for $8 billion in cash. Qualtrics had reported revenues of $289.9 million in 2017, up 52 percent from the year before.
    Hamilton hails Mercedes triumph as his best moment

    Hamilton hails Mercedes triumph as his best moment

    In the races we can make mistakes and he'll recover it by doing something unlikely on the track that no-one sees coming. And whenever its wet, he's always at the front.
  • Joe Cole announces retirement

    Joe Cole announces retirement

    He had the pleasure of playing alongside a young Eden Hazard , who he wasted no time influencing during his time across the pond. Cole - who made 281 appearances for Chelsea between 2003 and 2010 - hung up his boots on Tuesday after 20 years in football .
    Agra: 12-day-old baby snatched and killed by monkey

    Agra: 12-day-old baby snatched and killed by monkey

    The incident is far from uncommon, in a country where monkey attacks are a common occurrence, second only to dogs. Two months earlier, a toddler was attacked and is recovering in hospital, while a man on a motorbike was killed.
    Comcast shares slip after Trump alleges company 'routinely violates antitrust laws'

    Comcast shares slip after Trump alleges company 'routinely violates antitrust laws'

    The letter was addressed to Makan Delrahim, assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division, and a hawk on antitrust issues. His office still hopes to reverse the court's decision in favor of AT&T's, and he needs a win.
  • New Trailer, Poster Released for Dumbo Remake

    New Trailer, Poster Released for Dumbo Remake

    It'll be interesting to see how the new Dumbo incorporates some of the famous director's sensibilities for a big audience. Dumbo is scheduled to hit cinemas on March 29th, 2019.
    Michelle Obama kicks off book tour, chats to Oprah

    Michelle Obama kicks off book tour, chats to Oprah

    She further alleged that the entire conspiracy was "deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks" and constituted bigotry. I need to talk about it. "What it speaks to is that democracy is still ours to own and control".
    Facebook management apparently ordered to ditch their iPhones for Android

    Facebook management apparently ordered to ditch their iPhones for Android

    Cook has made critical comments about the 87 million Facebook users who had their data unknowingly accessed by a political firm. As a result, it was reported that Mark Zuckerberg had ordered his top execs at Facebook to use only Android phones.
  • Yemeni rebels planting landmines around embattled Hodeida port

    Yemeni rebels planting landmines around embattled Hodeida port

    The move comes ahead of another proposed round of peace talks in Sweden later this month, Hunt s office said. The UN refugee agency said about 445,000 people have fled Hodeida province since June.

    England players adamant Wayne Rooney wears No. 10 in sendoff - Gareth Southgate

    Southgate intends to experiment with Sunday's Nations League encounter against Croatia looming large, with Callum Wilson, Lewis Dunk and Alex McCarthy set to make their debuts.
    LeBron passes Chamberlain for fifth on all-time scoring list

    LeBron passes Chamberlain for fifth on all-time scoring list

    He erupted for 44 - the most by a Laker since Kobe Bryant dropped 60 in his final game more than two years ago. He had 16 of the team's 38 points to help the Lakers build on their halftime lead.


Most liked

Homeless vet, couple allegedly made up story for GoFundMe scam
Bobbitt accused the couple of dipping into the funds for personal expenses and sued them over mismanagement. GoFundMe had said Bobbit would get the balance of the donations no matter how the money was spent.

Flybe puts itself up for sale as profits plunge
Statutory pre-tax profits for the six months to September 30 more than halved to £7.4 million from £16.1 million a year earlier. The company said that it was in discussions with "a number of strategic operators about a potential sale of the company".

Cristiano Ronaldo is 'engaged'
Cristiano Ronaldo is finally engaged after reportedly dropping the big question to his long-term lover Georgina Rodriguez . Rodriguez has also posted a bunch of cryptic pictures on Instagram showing off her new ring.

New Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Teased With Wire Sculptures
More than 750,000 examples have been sold since 2011, and during this period, the Evoque received more than 225 awards. Prices for the auto are expected to start upwards of £30,000, however, no official pricing has been confirmed yet.

F1 must stick to countries with race heritage: Hamilton
Hamilton later clarified his statement on his Instagram page, saying: "India is one of the most attractive places in the world". World champion Lewis Hamilton has backed races in traditional Formula 1 venues as opposed to new locations on the circuit.

Raj scores fifty as India post facile win over Pakistan
In the process, Mithali became the third batter to score more than 500 T20I runs in this calendar year. Mithali Raj was back opening the innings and played the role of an anchor with 56 off 47 balls.

'Allies owe each other respect,' Macron says of Trump tweets
Even as relations have soured, Mr Macron has promised to keep talking with the United States president. President Donald Trump's relationship with Macron has deteriorated this week.

Spending Too Much Time on Social Media May Increase Risk of Depression
After three weeks, they were tested again for outcomes such as fear of missing out, anxiety, depression and loneliness. Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram may be hazardous to your mental health .

John Lewis Christmas ad 2018 starring Elton John
The firm said reports Sir Elton had been paid £5m were "wildly inaccurate" and said some of his fee went to his charitable trust. Speaking about the advert, Elton explained: "The John Lewis Christmas campaign has so many warm memories for me and my family".

'Jack Reacher' TV series on the way, Tom Cruise no longer involved
With that in mind, he will not be recruited for a reboot of the series that will come in television series form. According to Child, there will be no more movies with Cruise and he also won't star in the potential TV series.

Kia Teases The 2020 Soul Before Its Official LA Debut
The third-generation Kia Soul have been teased ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. The hatch retains the same vertical taillamps as well.

Iran leader Rouhani vows to DEFEAT Trump as tensions peak
The other signatories - Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China remain committed to the deal. He added, "They have made themselves more infamous in the world and in front of our people".

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Migrants in Bangladesh fearful of repatriation
The International Committee of the Red Cross is one of the few humanitarian organizations operating in Rakhine state. Human Rights Watch echoed the concern on Thursday, asking Bangladesh to "immediately halt" the planned repatriation.

Premier Foods reveals that CEO is to step down
Premier's board, which backed Darby at the time of the Oasis challenge, is to now start a search for his successor. Although there is no certainty that any transaction will complete, we will update shareholders in due course.

"Pakistan Can't Even Manage Its 4 Provinces": Shahid Afridi On Kashmir
Minutes after a video of his speech appeared on social media, his comments made headlines on Indian media outlets. At least insaniyat (humanity) will be alive. "It pains to see people die there", he said.