When Indian fans made their displeasure felt during India's T20 loss against South Africa at Cuttack by throwing bottles, the entire cricket fraternity was upset with what was one of the most disgraceful days for Indian cricket.
Disappointed but not demoralised by the thrashing India got in the Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa, Team Director Ravi Shastri promised a strong comeback in the ODI series and said the experience from recent losses would be handy during next year's ICC World Twenty20.
Team India director Ravi Shastri on Thursday lauded the groundstaff even as the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) may come under severe criticism for their 'inefficiency' to hold the India-South Africa Twenty20 match which was called off without a ball being bowled because of wet outfield.
Indian team Director Ravi Shastri on Friday said he would soon consult India A coach Rahul Dravid to identify players who are ready for top-level cricket so as to strengthen an already strong talent pool.
Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri on Friday said that South Africa are still a formidable side despite the retirement of some big players recently but his side will continue their aggressive brand of cricket in the upcoming series beginning on October 2.
His appearances for India has been sporadic despite being in the wrong side of 30's and that is precisely the reason Stuart Binny endorses his Test captain Virat Kohli's opinion that a player needs to get more chances to prove his mettle at the highest level.
A host of top functionaries of the Indian cricket board, ICC chairman N. Srinivasan, players and others paid their homage to Jagmohan Dalmiya, the well known cricket administrator and the board president, whose body was kept at the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday.
The body of BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya, who passed away following a massive cardiac arrest here, was today brought to the Cricket Association of Bengal office here to let people pay their last respects to the administrator.
Praising Team Director Ravi Shastri for lifting the morale, Test opener Murali Vijay has said that the former all-rounder has entered the Indian cricket dressing room at the right time as things have fallen into place with the current coaching set-up.