Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday broke his silence on Shastri’s appointment. Addressing the media, he said he is expecting a smooth working equation with new coach Ravi Shastri given that they have a fair understanding of each other from the former captain’s previous stint as Team Director.
“We have worked together in the last three years. I don’t think I need to understand anything else. We have worked before, we know what’s expected and what’s on the plate. I don’t think it will require any effort,” Kohli, flanked by Shastri, said.
Notably, Shastri took over from Anil Kumble, who had a fall-out with Kohli. Asked if he was feeling any added pressure given the events of the past few weeks, Kohli shrugged it off.
“I don’t think there is any added pressure. As a team we aspire to achieve. Everyone has faced hard times. I don’t take any added pressure. I continue to take responsibility till the time I am captain. You just need to take care of your mindset,” he said.
However, on a query regarding communication between players and the support staff, Kohli said, “Understanding and communication apply on everything. It applies to any relationship and not just cricket. Everyone has gone through relationships somewhere in life, same rules apply.”