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“He tore the cloth into four pieces,” R Sridhar recalls Ravi Shastri’s outburst towards Australian officials.

"He tore the cloth into four pieces," R Sridhar recalls Ravi Shastri's outburst towards Australian officials.

As COVID-19 reached its climax in 2020, it was one of the most difficult years for everyone on Earth. When the epidemic was at its peak, every player was subject to quarantine and a number of restrictions. Former Indian fielding coach R Sridhar has reported a similar event during the time period.Sridhar discussed India’s visit to Australia for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2020–21, when Ravi Shastri was India’s head coach. He added that Shastri disagreed with an order issued by the officials regarding COVID.

Sridhar stated that the Indian team was assured they will be treated like Australian residents once their 14-day isolation period concluded. However, they were given instructions long after their seclusion period had ended.

Ravi rose from his front-row position, took the sheet from Bier, tore it into four pieces, and said, “Howard, cut this and sit down.” We were informed that after fourteen days, we would have the same rights as Australian citizens. As you spew this gibberish, the BCCI is conversing with the CA. Please do not provide this paper to any of my players. This notification cannot be made on any other buses. No longer will I be a prisoner in my own room so long as life continues as usual in Sydney,'” Sridhar authored the book “Coaching Beyond”The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is currently being played for in India, where the Indians won the opening match of the series against Australia in Nagpur by an innings and 132 runs. India’s talents were captain Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel. In the meantime, the second Test of the four-match series will be played in Delhi on February 17.


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