India vs England: Going to Ask Dinesh Karthik to Make Washington Sundar Bat at No.4 for State – Ravi Shastri
Team India coach Ravi Shastri is known to speak his mind, and the former all-rounder just did that once again, when he interacted with the media after a 3-1 triumph over India. The coach spoke on various topics and was full praise of the way youngsters like Rishabh pant & Washington Sundar performed throughout the series.
Shastri spoke at length about these individuals and gave them the credit for stepping up at crucial times, when the team needed them. He started with Pant and said that he had a lot of baggage on him after the IPL, but showed one and all that he is a match-winner.
“At 21 I had similar success, what these guys are having at the moment. So I know where they are coming from. After performing well for sometime, when you hit a low, that is when your real journey starts. After the IPL Pant came with a lot of baggage. But he trained harder than anyone. What he has done for India, no one would have done in their entire careers. His keeping was outstanding, the batting and the hard work put in was just brilliant,” Shastri said.
Talking about Sundar, the head coach stated that India could have found a gem at number 6. “I think I’m going to ask either the selectors or Dinesh Karthik, to make Sundar bat in top four for his state team. He is that good a batsman, and in future we will have a very good number six for us. I think the innings he played here, is perhaps better than the one he played in Australia.”