You can listen to a full press discussion in a audio player
Bengaluru: Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri currently pronounced that South Africa are still a challenging side notwithstanding a retirement of some large players recently though his side will continue their assertive code of cricket in a arriving array commencement on Oct 2.
“It is like seeking me about Indian group though (Sachin) Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble – players will come and go, though we got to honour a fact that SA are universe array one side,” Shastri pronounced during a press discussion when asked about a visiting side who are entrance though a likes of late Jacques Kallis.
“South Africa are a unbending opposition. They play good in abroad conditions improved than any other side in universe cricket. They trafficked improved than any other group and annals will uncover that. And so we what we are adult against. The honour is there though we will not take any back steps,” he told reporters during a National Cricket Academy where Indian group is holding a camp.
South Africa are entrance to India for a some-more than two-month prolonged debate that starts with a singular overs series.
India and South Africa start a array with a Twenty20 International during Dharamsala on Oct 2.
The former India all-rounder brushed aside any speak of Mahendra Singh’s probable rustiness to lead a side opposite South Africa in a singular over matches. India final played an ODI in Jun in Bangladesh and Dhoni — who has late from Test, led a side.
“No problem during all. You are articulate about a deteriorate campaigner, one of a legends, one of a all-time greats in universe cricket and not usually of Indian cricket, we know we am observant as a captain. He (Dhoni) takes over a pursuit he has been doing and so it is zero new,” Shastri said.
“Everything fits into place automatically. For a group there is no difference, they played underneath him in a World Cup. The final time they played an ODI, they played underneath MS in Bangladesh. What is a difference, they are personification underneath a champion. What else do we want!,” he said.
Asked it’s high time that Dhoni bats adult a order, Shastri pronounced a captain himself will take a call on a day.
He pronounced it’s time for him to suffer a diversion since he had been doing “dirty work” for years.
“Don’t we consider it is about time? He has finished a unwashed work for donkey’s years. Give him a possibility to suffer himself.
You are articulate of substantially a biggest ODI captains and players. Don’t worry about MS he will confirm on a day either to bat adult a order,” he said.
Shastri pronounced that no batsman in a Indian group was in a comfort section and they should be prepared to bat in any position.
“Nobody is in a comfort zone. As a batsman in a tip sequence we should be prepared to bat anywhere as a group demands. Now these were variable circumstances, differently they would not have to do it… like we had to face when Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan both were injured,” pronounced Shastri.
The unavailability of Dhawan and Vijay in a new Test array in Sri Lanka stirred a group government to send Cheteshwar Pujara to open a innings and he lapped adult a event by scoring a glorious hundred in Third Test.
Shastri also done it transparent that a 5 bowler speculation adopted in Test by Virat Kohli was not a permanent plan and group multiple will count on a personification conditions and a rivals.
“No, it (five bowler theory) is not a permanent strategy.
You have to honour a conditions. In this diversion of cricket we can't go in and contend that we am going to go with this team.
It will explode on we if a conditions are totally different,” he said.
“So, we competence need 6 batsmen, we competence need 4 and a half bowlers, we competence need only a bowler to do a pursuit to give a categorical bowlers a rest. You have to play according to a conditions and play to a opposition. It is critical to investigate a antithesis we are adult opposite and afterwards confirm what should be a best multiple of your team,” he added.