Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri a captain Virat Kohli was heavily criticized by fans and experts on social media after the fifth and final test between England and In the in Manchester was fired due to fear of Covid-19 in Indian camp.
The threat comes just days after Shastri, among others, tested positive for coronavirus after the tour party attended a book launch in London last week.
After the public event, apart from Shastri, the bowling coach of India Bharat Arun a field coach R Sridhar also delivered positive tests while the team physio Nitin Patel was kept in isolation.
While Kohli did not contract the disease, the English cricket fans eagerly awaited the final game of the summer, where the tourists were 2-1 ahead. anger and dissatisfaction over the cancellation of the Manchester Test to the Indian coach and captain for their irresponsible visit to a book launch event.
According to reports, even the BCCI was dissatisfied with the outing of Shastri and Kohli for a book launch. In the recent turnaround, however, Shastri reacted to the allegations against him, adding that the whole of the UK is now open and that anything could have happened from the first Test in Nottingham.
“The whole country [United Kingdom] is open. Everything could have happened from test one, “ Shastri said in an interview Sunday.
Instead of talking about the ‘canceled’ fifth Test, Shastri focuses on Team India’s performance in the recently concluded series.
‘It was the best summer of cricket England have ever seen from an Indian cricket team in a long time. It’s Covid times, but wonderful summer. The boys were fantastic on both sides of the Thames, ” added Shastri.
‘No team has played in Covid times like this Indian team in Australia and England. Just ask the experts here. Nothing gave me more job satisfaction in the game, and I’ve been there a while, as you would know.
Shastri’s next assignment with Kohli & Co. will the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup 2021 in the UAE from 17 October to 14 November.