Ravi Shastri’s journey with the Indian cricket team as the head coach has come to an end and he is a satisfied man. Having taken over the position in 2017, Shastri took the Indian cricket team to new heights alongwith the skipper Virat Kohli. Under his guidance, team India achieved numerous milestones and registered memorable and historic triumphs.
Apart from his tenure with the Indian cricket teams, Ravi Shastri was the favorite target of trolls on social media. He has been one of the most loved and popular subjects for memes on social media. Every other day, memes on Ravi Shastri went viral on the internet. From taking a dig at his lifestyle to digging incidents during a series, fans always find a way to come up with viral memes on Ravi Shastri.
Speaking to India Today, Ravi Shastri was asked about the trollers on social media and the former Indian cricketer came up with hilarious response to it. Shastri said he doesn’t mind the memes and jokes even though people had a laugh at his expense. He said:
“I quite enjoyed some of them (memes). That’s talent also. When they suddenly make me have a paunch, then it disappears the next day. There are bottles everywhere, it is a laugh at my expense. So at least in tough times you kept people in good humour. I would like to invite some of them for a drink,”
Shastri’s last project as team India’s head coach wasn’t a fruitful one as India returned home early after getting knocked out in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021. The Men in Blue suffered two embarrassing defeats at the hands of arch-rivals Pakistan and New Zealand. Though Ravi Shastri wanted his side to do better in the mega-event, but he is satisfied with his overall tenure as the head coach of the Indian side. He said:
“This tenure has given me more job satisfaction than anything else. When in this job, you are just with your coaching staff. All you can do is create a mindset that allows the boys to play freely once they are out and giving back something. It has entailed a lot of sacrifice, especially in the last year and a half during Covid which cricket has not seen since the Second World War,”
Meanwhile, legendary batsman and former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid has been named as the next head coach of Team India. Rahul Dravid will take over the new role and will begin his tenure as India’s full-time coach from the upcoming home series against New Zealand starting November 17.