He himself was a member of India’s first World Cup winning team. Ravi Shastri knows very well the excitement of this global event. However, WTC final 2021 has surpassed all of them. To the India coach, the battle for the superiority of the red ball is ahead of the ODI and T20 World Cup.
The final of the first edition of the WTC final 2021 has started in Southampton on Saturday. Where Shastri’s team India is fighting against New Zealand.
India won the title for the first time in the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Shastri was part of this huge achievement of the team. At the end of his playing career, he played the role of commentator in the World Cup. He has seen the excitement of these tournaments up close.
However, after many challenges in the two-year cycle, the battle for the title of Test championship has taken a different place for Shastri. The India coach told Star Sports, the broadcaster of the final match, the reason behind it.
“It (Test Championship) is above all World Cups. I played in the 1983 World Cup, commented on a few, but it’s the best of them all. It’s the hardest version, the biggest version and a lot of the satisfaction of playing here. There are a lot of great players who haven’t won the World Cup, so playing in the final is always something special. It is a great achievement to keep the team at number one for five years. ”