Dubai: After 42 years in the sport – first as a cricketer, then commentator, and now coach – Ravi Shastri now wants to slow down in life. A source close to the India head coach claimed that Shastri does not want to travel a lot and wants some peace in life. The source told Times of India that he would be eyeing a job in the IPL or return to the studios doing commentary.Also Read - No Hardik Pandya; Irfan Pathan Reckons Mumbai Indians Should Retain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard And Ishan Kishan
“He will be selective. He will be open to working with an IPL franchise. Year-round travel is something he would like to avoid now,” said the source. Also Read - Ramiz Raja-PSL Franchise Owners Meeting Turn Ugly Over Argument on Salary Cap
Industry experts also claimed to TOI that Shastri would be welcomed to commentary with a red carpet. Only time will tell what Shastri goes for. Also Read - Racism Row: Michael Vaughan Should be Given 'Second Chance', Suggests Ashley Giles
Under Shastri, India reached the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup and then also made the summit clash of the inaugural World Test Championship.
Reports suggest Rahul Dravid has agreed to apply for the position after BCCI successfully convinced him. If that is the case, Dravid – given his experience of working as a coach of junior teams – would be the front-runner.
Shastri is currently with the Indian team in UAE for the upcoming T20 World Cup which would be his last assignment as India coach. He would like to sign off on a high.
India start their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24. The Virat Kohli-led side would like to get off to a winning start.