Shastri, who was the team director during the tour of Australia and the subsequent World Cup earlier this year, will travel with the team for the Bangladesh tour starting June 10. "He is a guy who does not shy away from responsibility. He is someone who takes the blows on the chin. He keeps moving forward," Kohli said.

"There is no two ways about his thinking. He is the most amazing person to have around this team right now because it is a young unit and the kind of confidence he gives. He has authority; when he speaks people respect him,” he added.

"There is no talk just for the sake of it. He is sensible and something that gives you a lot of confidence and a lot of assurance," Kohali stated.

he mentioned “Shastri's mere presence adds a lot to the team. We would love to have him on board even if he is doing the same job right now. Just to have him around the group is a massive boost for us. To have him around the group in some way would be lovely. To have the head coach or who to have and what to do about is all part of the discussion when we sit down."

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