Ravi Shastri said that winning World title is nothing less than an obsession to him. The India head coach also said that the upcoming New Zealand and South Africa series would be a perfect platform to prepare for the World Cup T20 that will take place in Australia in October.
Recently, in an interview, the former India all-rounder talked about the team culture and preparation that the team is taking for the upcoming World Cup. He said irrespective of conditions and opponents his team will try to give their best always.
India will play three ODIs, five T20Is and two Test matches against New Zealand. Virat Kohli and Co’s fight with the Blackcaps is set to start from January 24 with the shortest format of the game. The team will face South Africa in March as well.
Speaking about the team culture, Shastri said that the word I is not available in the dictionary of the players, it is always WE.
Shastri said after losing the first match the boys made a brilliant comeback which reflects the mental strength of the team. The 57-years-old former cricketer said the Australia series was a mental test for the boys. He added after getting hammered Wankhede stadium the Indian team came back spectacularly and showed courage.
India skipper Virat Kohli earlier said that KL Rahul can be the wicketkeeper option for the team. Shastri said that the Karnataka batsman is a good option for wicketkeeping and the team management is happy to get a multipurpose player of Rahul’s quality.