Mahendra Singh Dhoni Can't do Anything if Bowlers Fail to Take 20 Wickets in a Test: Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri will be the director of Team India till the end of the 2015 ICC World Cup. He took up the position for the ODIs after England routed India 3-1 in the Test series.

updated: October 07, 2014 10:58 IST
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Shastri feels Dhoni's bowlers need to back him up by taking 20 wickets.


Ravi Shastri will play a crucial role, as Team India once again start a hectic schedule this week with an ODI series against the West Indies. The former all-rounder will continue as Team India director, a position he took up after India were thrashed 3-1 in the Test series in England. Shastri was part of the team management for the ODIs versus England which India won 3-1. He spoke to the Press in Mumbai on Monday. Excerpts: (Shastri Backs Duncan Fletcher)

Q: What were your first thoughts when you were appointed team director?

A: Things happened quickly...the state of the team was in a condition that I felt bad. But I believed in them. I knew if work ethics improved, things could change. My assignment was till the end of the England ODIs but the boys and Board insisted that I continue and I was ready. Good to see all the boys are positive.

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