Ravi Shastri says India should have kept a positive mindset

Ravi Shastri

India’s former head coach, Ravi Shastri has criticised India’s decision to bowl first in the ongoing World Test Championship final.

Furthermore, he has also commented upon India’s selection strategy by removing Ravichandran Ashwin and selecting Shardul Thakur.

Additionally, Shastri has also criticized skipper, Rohit Sharma for not keeping a positive mindset at the toss and opting to bat first.

Because of a negative thought process, India had already decided to bowl first and picked four seamers and one spinner for the ultimate clash.

Meanwhile, Shastri has also stated that had India opted to bat first, it would have been easier for them as they could have played out the first session with patience.

Afterward, they could have played their shots to perfection as the playing conditions had improved on Day 1 in the second and third sessions.

If the mindset was positive, you’d want to bat, rough it out in the first session and see if you can put 250 on board. Don’t think too big 250-260 and if the conditions got better and you saw the first session through, you could have got more.

Australia put up a dominating performance on Day 2 and Shastri is all praises

Meanwhile, Australia started Day 2 at 327/3 with Smith and Head batting brilliantly and making life hard for India’s bowlers.

India has found it quite hard in this contest to try and get all the Australian wickets and they got all the wickets yesterday but at a very great cost.

While Australia was batting in a dominating fashion, Shastri claimed that the Aussies can touch 600 as well.

Australia will be another 200 by tea time tomorrow if not more. So think wickets try and make the second new ball count in the first 45 minutes of play. Australia can bat India out of the contest by even wanting to bat two and a half sessions tomorrow with the way they are going they could be 600 plus.

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