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Indian coach Ravi Shastri said that it will be fun when India’s Best-3 Ravichandran Ashwin, Jadeja and Akshar play together. (File photo)
Indian coach Ravi Shastri has said that all-rounder Washington Sundar can play an important role for Team India. He said that the way I play the role for the team in my time, similarly Sundar can also play the role for the current team. Shastri used to be the go-to man of Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev in the 80s, being an all-rounder. Shastri had taken around 4 thousand runs and 150 wickets in 80 Tests in his career.
Sundar’s future bright, he deserves international cricket
Sundar has played 4 Tests so far. In this, he has scored 3 half-centuries and has also taken 6 wickets. It also includes the wickets of Steve Smith and Joe Root. Shastri asked why your image is seen in Sundar? Shastri replied that Sundar has more capacity than me. He enjoys playing in international cricket. They will go much further. Shastri said this at a virtual press conference on Sunday.
Sundar will have to improve his bowling a bit to become number-6.
Shastri said that if Sundar also improves his bowling a bit in the Test, he can prove to be a great No-6 for India. If a player is scoring 50-60 runs and simultaneously bowling 20 overs and taking 2 to 3 wickets, what more do you need. My role used to be the same. I think Sundar will easily play this role.
Washington Beautiful bat in top-4 for Tamil Nadu
Shastri said Sundar should bat in the top-4 for his home team Tamil Nadu. He said that he will also talk to the team captain Dinesh Karthik for this. Sundar had scored 96 runs after falling 6 for 153 in the fourth Test against England. Shastri said that it is one of the best innings of Sundar.
Pant a great match winner, he worked hard after coming into the team
Shastri said that Rishabh Pant has worked hard after joining the team since IPL. He is a great match winner. They like to play to the best of their ability. There are many players, who will not be able to do this even in their lifetime.
It will be fun when Akshar, Ashwin and Jadeja play together
Shastri also praised Akshar Patel. He said that Akshar has been in the team for a long time, but was ruled out due to injury. Many players got a chance in his absence. It includes players like Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya.
Shastri said that we were currently playing in India without Jadeja, the world’s best all-rounder. Akshar was replaced in his place and performed brilliantly. Now I am thinking how much fun it will be when India’s Best-3 Ravichandran Ashwin, Jadeja and Akshar play together.
Bio-bubble helped a lot in finding the best 25 to 30 players
Shastri said that due to bio-bubble, we got an opportunity to find 25 to 30 best players. He said that due to bio-bubble, we have to carry squads of 25-30 players. If someone had said 6 months ago that Suno T Natarajan and Sundar would make their test debut very soon, then no one would have believed. However, circumstances helped us get the best out of these.