Shastri, who were once reportedly pelted with fruit by the Indian crowd for batting too slow, has transformed the Indian team in last one year by bringing aggression into the team and also overcame all odds to even guide the Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men to the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup.

Under his guidance India almost clinched a historic win at Adelaide by trying to chase a tough total in fourth innings of first Test of the four-match series against Australia.

It was Ravi Shastri who transformed the aggression of India's new appointed Test captain into the asset for Indian team. Kohli slammed two hundreds in his first Test as captain against Australia at Adelaide.

Kohli, who will lead India in one-off Test against Bangladesh, had hailed Shastri appointment as India's High Performance Director, saying that the former India skipper, who started his career as a left-arm orthodox spinner but later transformed into a batting all-rounder, infuses confidence in the team.

It was Shastri's clout that despite being termed as N Srinivasan's man, he went on to retain his post under the Jagmohan Dalmiya regime in BCCI.
The change of guard had not affected Shastri and if reports are to be believed, the Champion of Champions, will be retained as India's High Performance Director even after the Bangladesh series.

Shastri, while talking to reporters yesterday, has hinted that he might just be there "longer" than expected.

Addressing a pre-departure press conference in Kolkata, Shastri had said the team is not exactly hard-pressed for a chief coachright now.
"We have got three coaches, we don't need another coach. I will double up as head coach if need be, so there is no issue whatsoever," said Shastri when asked whether the side would miss having a national coach after Duncan Fletcher's tenure came to an end earlier this year.     

India's Bangladesh tour will starts with a one-off Test on June 10. The two teams will also play three ODIs on June 18, 21 and 24.

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