new Delhi: After being out of India's ICC World Cup 2019, head coach Ravi Shastri has admitted for the first time that there was a shortage in the team, which was severely over him. The Indian team was eliminated from the World Cup after losing to New Zealand in the semi-finals on Wednesday. Now New Zealand and England will clash for the title on Sunday. India's wait for India's next title has increased at least four. Coach Ravi Shastri is disappointed with this, but not desperate. The Indian team reached the semi-finals with the highest score in the league round. But he could not retain his form.
Ravi Shastri, in an interview with the English newspaper 'Indian Express', admitted that there was a lack of solid battlesman in the middle order in the Indian team, which became expensive. They said, 'Yes, that's right. It's right. We needed a solid batter in the middle order. But now it has become necessary for the future. This is a position that always bothered us, but we could not solve it. KL Rahul was playing well there, but only then Shikhar Dhawan got injured. After this Vijay Shankar played there and he also got injured. We could not control it. '
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Yes, I could open from Mayank …
Did the team management consider opening an opener with Mayank Agarwal so that he could be asked to play at number-4? On this question, Shastri said, 'No, it is not as long as Mayank Agarwal joined the team, it was too late. There was not much time left for this. If there was another match before the semi-final, we could have done so. When he (Mayank) reached here, Rahul made 60 in the same period and also scored a century. But I understand what you mean. If we had a match we had, we could have done better. "
I told the players – keep the head high
Ravi Shastri also said, "After losing the match I called all the players in one place in the dressing room. I told them that they keep their head high. Take pride in yourself. They can not take away the credit for 30 minutes that you have been the best team in the last few years. You all know this thing. A tournament or a series and they can not even decide for 30 minutes. You have gained honor from the world through your game. Surely, we are all sad and disappointed. But in the end it is your credit that you have done the best in the last two years.