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McGrath bats for Shastri

India’s head coach Ravi Shastri with captain Virat Kohli.

India’s head coach Ravi Shastri with captain Virat Kohli.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” Glenn McGrath appears to be suggesting.

On the issue of India either continuing with Ravi Shastri or picking a new coach, the Aussie pace legend said to The Hindu, “The Indian team has been performing well under Kohli and Shastri. They get along well. Only this year India won its first ever Test series in Australia.”

McGrath continued, “If somebody asks me, I would say ‘why change?’. But eventually it is for the BCCI and the panel it has appointed to decide. It’s about what they want from the coach, the captain and the team.”

Queried about India’s failure to win the World Cup, McGrath said, “I thought India played well in the competition. It lost narrowly to New Zealand in the semifinal. The odd defeat can happen to any team.”

McGrath’s views are in tune with the emerging indications that Shastri is likely to keep his job.

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