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.