Dubai, November 10: Former all-rounder Ravi Shastri, who ended his tenure as head coach of the Indian cricket team on Monday, has hinted he could return to the cricket commentary.
Prior to assuming the task of coach of the Indian team, Ravi Shastri, 59, was one of the prominent voices in the world of cricket commentary.
After bidding farewell to his cricket career, Ravi Shastri has carved out a reputation for himself in commentary with his flamboyant style of narrating the events of a live match. He was also in the comments box in 2011 when Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit that historic six against Nuwan Kulasekara to end India’s 28-year wait for a World Cup trophy.
Speaking to the media after India’s final T20 World Cup game against Namibia, Shastri dropped hints of his future plans.
“I mean, if you watch – if you want the real highlights, nothing beats Australia. England, we are in the series. This will be the longest time we will be on the series until next year. I might comment on this game for all you know, but I’ll keep this area. It feels good, ”he said.
Notably, the fifth pending test against England was postponed until next year due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp in September.
However, according to reports, the newly introduced CVC Capitals-owned Ahmedabad franchise approached Shastri, along with his support staff from the Indian team, which includes bowling coach Bharat Arun and field coach R Sridhar for respective roles in the upcoming IPL season.
Associating with an IPL team may prevent them from getting a direct commentary contract with BCCI due to conflict of interest rules, but the former Indian all-rounder would try to register directly with the broadcaster, as VVS Laxman who managed to comment. while also being involved in an IPL franchise (as a mentor to Sunrisers Hyderabad).
We also learn that Ravi Shastri already has some offers from some of the biggest broadcasters in the world, including Indian sports channels.