Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram shared a special message for his old friend Ravi Shastri, who ended his coaching tenure on a winning note in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup.
Akram also lauded “champion” Virat Kohli, who played his last T20I as Team India’s captain.
“Perfect finish for a champion like Virat Kohli as India’s T20I captain. He has been a terrific leader in all three formats. But even on the final day, we saw his leadership as he let Surya finish the job which he could have done so easily against Namibia.
“Credit also due to Namibia for they performed. But my heart goes out to my friend Shaz [reference to famous ‘The Shaz and Waz Show” from the mid-2000s featuring both Shastri and Akram], well done. Come back to the comm box buddy,” Akram’s post read.
In an interaction with ‘A Sports’ show later, Akram spoke about his good friend Ravi Shastri.
“My good friend Shazzy, it was your last tournament as a coach and I think you’ve done wonders in the last three years. We spoke about him before. I think he was brilliant as far as man-management was concerned.”
“At that level, you don’t need too much coaching, you need management and Ravi was good at it. I wish him all the luck and I am sure he will do wonders in the commentary. He was missed,” Akram added. “I think he has got the bug now. Three years with the Indian team and now I’m hearing that he might get the coaching gig with the new IPL team, the Ahmedabad one.”