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Ravi Shastri hailed the Indian men’s cricket team as one of the greats of the game for their successes around the world as his stint as head coach drew to a close on Monday.

Speaking to former West Indies bowler Ian Bishop ahead of India’s last match of the T20 World Cup against Namibia, Shastri said on an interview aired by Star Sports that he is satisfied with what he has achieved as coach of the Indian team.

Shastri reflected on the Indian team’s journey under him over the years and what we can expect with Rahul Dravid at the helm going forward, while also adding that below par performances due lack of rest is one of the biggest learnings from the tournament.

Shastri also praised Virat Kohli, who will relinquish his post as India’s T20I captain with the team’s campaign coming to an end. Shastri said Kohli’s inspiring leadership played a huge role in guiding the team forward.

Here are excerpts of Shastri’s chat with Bishop:

As you reflect on the last few years, how have you seen your journey as coach?

I think it has been fantastic. When I took this job, I said in my mind I want to make a difference. And I think I have. Sometimes in life it’s not about all…

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