Ravi Shastri’s ‘words of wisdom’ for Arjun Tendulkar in England

first_imgRavi Shastri, the India coach, spent some time with Arjun Tendulkar in England.The Indian team reached London over the weekend and will travel to Ireland for two T20 Internationals. India will return to England for three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests.Arjun, son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, was selected in India’s under-19 squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in July.However, Arjun has only been picked for the two four-day matches. He failed to make the cut for the five-match ODI squad.The cricketer was part of a group of U-19 cricketers who underwent a month-long camp in Dharamsala in April this year.You pass Yo-Yo test, you play. You don’t pass the test, you sit: ShastriDelhi’s Anuj Rawat will captain the Indian side in the four-day series, while UP’s Aryan Juyal will lead the ODI team.Senior BCCI member asks pointed questions on controversial Yo-Yo testArjun got some valuable tips from Shastri in England. The teenager has often trained with the Indian team and last year, bowled to the England Test team.Shastri, who took over as coach of the Indian team last year after Anil Kumble’s exit, has overseen several successful series. Under him, India blanked Sri Lanka 9-0 in their own den before winning all three series against the islanders in India.Words of wisdom from @RaviShastriOfc for young Arjun Tendulkar. pic.twitter.com/AEU8SOblC0 BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 2018On the tour of South Africa, India lost the Test series but bounced back to win the ODI and T20I series.advertisementShastri was in the news recently for his statement on the Yo-Yo test. While a few top BCCI officials raised questions on the controversial fitness test, the India coach said yo-yo tests were here to stay.Looking forward to some difficult cricket in England, says Virat Kohli”I think it’s a combination of both ability and fitness. If you are fit, you can enhance that ability. That is one thing that has been emphasized on while designing the Yo-Yo fitness test. And it is here to stay. Whoever thinks it’s a one off thing, he is sadly mistaken and that person can take a walk,” Shastri said.”The philosophy is simple. You pass the test, you play. You don’t, you sit. So this is not going to go anywhere. The captain leads from the front, the selectors the management are on the same page. And the boys have responded extremely well.”last_img

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