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Published on: Jul 13, 2017
India’s new coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said that he is ready to take on the challenge of guiding Indian cricket for the next two years.
"I have always relished a challenge and I am looking forward to my stint with India. When you are asked to open the batting in overcast conditions, it is a challenge."
"I am used to challenges, bring on another one," Shastri was quoted as saying by a news channel.
Shastri, who was the Team Director from 2014-2016, said the current Indian Test team can be the best ever.
"It can be a better Test team than any Indian team we have had. This is a team you can travel with. There is a battery of pacers which can do well in all conditions. Their age is such that they are playing at the right time," Shastri was quoted as saying by a news channel from London.
Shastri was chosen as the head coach after the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising the trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman interviewed many candidates including Ravi Shastri and Tom Moody.
The 55-year-old Shastri was given a two-year term till the 2019 ICC World Cup. His first assignment is the tour of Sri Lanka starting July 26.