Team India regained the highest spot within the ICC Rankings by defeating New Zealand following their 372-run victory over the World Test Champions within the sequence-finale in Mumbai.
“I think if any team has been an ambassador for Test match over the last five years, it is this Indian cricket team. Virat worships Test match cricket, as do most of the team, which might surprise the world because of the amount of one-day cricket India plays, then IPL.
“If you ask anybody within the group, 99 % of them would say they love Test match cricket. That’s why, what India have accomplished within the final 5 years stay because the No. 1 group on the earth on the finish of yearly,” Shastri, who coached India for 4 years, told renowned author Jeffrey Archer on his podcast.
Shastri listed out the achievements of the team in Tests during his reign as the head coach. He talked about the one-off World Test Championship (WTC) final loss against New Zealand, India’s fighting comeback to win two series in Australia along with the series against England this year.
“We might have misplaced the one-off WTC remaining towards New Zealand however in any other case We have dominated the format for the final 5 years.
“To win two series in Australia, to win the series that was taking place in England, to win everywhere around the world white-ball and red-ball cricket, and to set a benchmark in red-ball cricket, the fast bowlers coming to the fore unheard of from the Indian cricket team it was remarkable,” the previous all-rounder added.