Team India: How to choose the Big Boss

"As Ravi explained, once he was appointed head coach, he obviously had to think of his responsibilities which come with the appointment".

The tour of Sri Lanka starts with the first Test in Galle from July 26. I don't take additional pressure. Mine will be a refresh button that will be pushed and I carry on from where I left. It will be a big test for the coach captain duo in their first task.

The 42-year-old, who took 259 wickets in 71 Tests for Australia, has built an impressive coaching CV since retiring from playing, steering English county powerhouse Yorkshire to consecutive County Championships titles and Big Bash League outfit Adelaide Strikers.

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The decision to appoint Arun, on a two-year contract, was taken after Shastri met the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and BCCI officials, including acting President C K Khanna and Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary. "He will also be backed up by the team and I am sure Ravi will be a great replacement for Anil Kumble", Hayden concluded. "I don't come with any baggage", Shastri said. "So I don't need to elaborate on what he is good at as his track record is out there for every one to see", Shastri added.

Shastri, back with the India team after Anil Kumble resigned following the ICC Champions Trophy final defeat, made it clear that India's rise to the top of Test cricket was because of the efforts of the players over the last few years. "That's something that I have focused on in the last couple of months and I continue to do so, lot of speculation and things fly around - those things are not in my control". He said: "I think that tour (of Sri Lanka in 2015) for us was a landmark". Shastri, who was appointed India coach after much confusion, said that coaches will come and go but what is important is the team. The formaility was completed after Shastri met the four-member BCCI committee, which was also decided that Sanjay Bangar will be the team's assistant coach. Everyone of us has faced hardships in the past. Speaking on his coaching method, Shastri added, "When you play you want your mind clear". And we have the side to win away from home. No added pressure. What has to happen will happen.

When asked about his equation with Shastri, whether Virat will have to adapt to some new changes under him, the captain said there isn't anything new he will have to bring in as the dup has already worked together before and understand each other well. Regarding communication between players and support staff, Kohli said, "Understanding and communication apply on everything".

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