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‘To Phir bolti band…’ – Ravi Shastri has message for India critics ahead of Test Championship final

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‘To Phir bolti band…’ – Ravi Shastri has message for India critics ahead of Test Championship final

India is set to host the ODI World Cup this year in October-November but the team’s performance has raised questions over their preparations. Playing World Cup at home, India will be one of the biggest contenders in the tournament. Although, their current performance doesn’t support their candidature as they lost three matches ODI series against Australia at home last week. This humiliating defeat raised many questions about India’s preparations and attracted criticism. Meanwhile, former India coach Ravi Shastri backed Indian Team and asked people to have faith in the team.

Notably, India is desperately looking to win a multinational tournament as they haven’t been there in the last 10 years. Showing faith in the current Indian team former India skipper Ravi Shastri said that Rohit Sharma and co are capable of winning both the Test Championship finals and ODI World Cup. Notably, the Test Championship finals are scheduled to be organized in June this year while World Cup will be held in the latter half of the year.

Speaking on India’s chances to win the tournament Shastri said, “This team (India) can win both the World Test Championship and the World Cup. Aur agar hua to phir bolti band (If that happens, the critics will be muzzled).” Shastri was speaking on a YouTube channel named Sports Yaari.

India is set to face Australia in the Test Championship finals 

India after winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy failed to replicate the performance in the limited over format. They were defeated by Australia in the three-match ODI series after four years. However, India will be looking to take some positives out of it as they will reunite after two months for the finals of the Test Championship.

The team will face Australia at the Oval Cricket Ground in London from June 7. This will be India’s second Test Championship finals in two years and India will look to cash it. Meanwhile, before the tournament, Indian players will participate in the 16th edition of the Indian T20 League.

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