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The Shastri Effect

Another dimension to this series, is the visible impact that Ravi Shastri has had on the Indian Team. While Duncan Fletcher was often been accused of being a little too laidback for comfort, Ravi Shastri is anything but. The Shastri – Kohli duo have been credited as the reason for the change in attitude of the Indian players on the field.

It will be interesting to see how the Dhoni-Shastri-Kohli leadership trio plays out. In this case, one hopes that the old adage “Too many cooks spoil the broth” is proven untrue. It is no surprise that Shastri and Kohli work well with each other as both of them have a very similar outlook to cricket. However, it remains to be seen how Dhoni adjusts to this relationship, as his style is more composed and reserved.

Shashtri and Kohli
Shashtri and Kohli at the preparatory camp at Bangalore before the South Africa Series. © PTI
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