During his time as India’s head coach, Ravi Shastri used to push players to achieve extraordinary things, but he had very little patience for failure, according to experienced wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik.
The 37-year-old had only sometimes featured while Shastri was India’s coach, particularly during the 2019 World Cup.
The Shastri-Kohli era was successful for Indian cricket, but certain players frequently criticised the pair for failing to stand up for them when they needed a little more understanding.
According to Karthik, “He (Shastri) had a very low tolerance for someone who wouldn’t bat at a speed he didn’t like or someone who was doing extremely differently in the nets and in the game, he would go and bat differently.” “That would not be well received by him (Shastri). Shastri had very little patience for mistakes since he was extremely clear about what he expected of the team and how it should play. He consistently encouraged people to perform exceedingly well.”
“Shastri was perhaps not the most skilled player, but he excelled as a coach, in my opinion. He performed significantly better than what was anticipated of him. He was a larger-than-life figure in his role as a coach. He was a player who encouraged others to strive for extraordinary feats, “Added he.