As the team's head coach, Ravi Shastri elevated Team India. India performed remarkably well away from home, winning two straight Test series in Australia.
After Anil Kumble was fired as the Indian team's head coach in 2017, he was named in his place.
In addition, the team advanced to the World Test Championship semifinal, Champions Trophy final, and 2019 World Cup semifinal.
However, former Pakistan captain has blamed Shastri for Virat Kohli’s poor form. “Virat has failed because of Ravi Shastri,” said Rashid Latif.
Latif said that Shastri should have continued as a commentator instead of coaching the Indian team.
“In 2017, you sidelined a player like Anil Kumble and in came Ravi Shastri. He was working as a broadcaster and had no experience of coaching. Barring Virat Kohli, I am sure there would have been other people who played a role in getting Shastri in. The move backfired in the end. Had Shastri not taken the command of India’s coaching in his hands, Virat wouldn’t have gone out of form.”