‘There were people who weren’t supposed to be there’, Ravi Shastri drops another Bombshell on Team India

Ravi Shastri replaced former India player Anil Kumble as India coach and he built an amicable relationship with Virat Kohli. The pair couldn’t provide the elusive ICC trophy and subsequently, Shastri got axed from his position.

Since Shastri’s departure after the 2021 T20 World Cup, the Indian team has gone through turmoils. Virat Kohli was axed from ODI captaincy and then he subsequently had a fallout with then BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

And after more than a year since his India departure, Shastri recently opened up about the Indian team’s selection process. The current IPL commentator was straightforward saying he didn’t attend any selection meetings, but also revealed there were people who attended the selection meetings although they were not supposed to be there.

In a chat with ESPNCricinfo, Shastri has made many remarks which can be another apple of discord.

“I have zero first-hand experience. In the seven years I was part of the team, I never went near a selection meeting. I wasn’t invited either. I think, in the long run, yes. As a coach, you spend a lot of time with the boys, it’s important; not in the voting capacity, but at least to hear what’s the selectors are thinking, what’s their train of thought. And then, to decide what the right thing for the side,” Shastri told ESPNCricinfo after being asked to give some selection meetings insights.

“I have zero idea how it starts, and how it finishes, and who are there in the meeting. From what I gather, there were a lot of people over the last 3-4 years inside the selection meetings, who were not supposed to be there. It’s against the constitution,” Shastri added.

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