“I do not believe in breaks”: Ravi Shastri not in favor of giving Dravid & co rest for NZ series

Xtra Time Web Desk: Former Team India Head Coach Ravi Shastri is known for not mincing his words. Shastri is not in favor of giving Rahul Dravid led support staffs a break for the upcoming white ball series against New Zealand. Dravid and co was given a break now after India’s T20 World Cup campaign came to an end following a loss to England in the semi-final.

National Cricket Academy (NCA) Director VVS Laxman has been entrusted with the duties of coaching the Indian white ball teams.

Former India Head coach and current commentator Ravi Shastri expressed his disagreement with BCCI giving Dravid and co a break

“I do not believe in breaks,” Shastri said during a virtual press conference on the eve of the first T20I between India and New Zealand in Wellington.

Shastri added, “I want to understand my team, I want to understand my players and I want to then, be in control of that team. These breaks… what do you need that many breaks for, to be honest? You get your 2-3 months of the IPL, that’s enough for you to rest as a coach. But other times, I think a coach should be hands-on, whoever he is.”