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Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri was caught napping on the opening day of the first Test against England on Wednesday. Shastri was spotted snoozing shortly after the lunch session and was promptly woken up by Harbhajan Singh, who was a part of the commentary panel. “Ravi Shastri having a nap. Wake up, Ravi.” “Sanjay, can you convey my message to Ravi?”
Harbhajan told assistant coach Sanjay Bangar, sitting beside Shastri with an attached earpiece. Bangar along with the commentators had a laugh. Amidst the banter, Shastri finally woke up and realizing that he had been caught unawares signaled that he was meditating after a heavy lunch.
— Hit wicket (@sukhiaatma69) 1 August 2018
The incident occurred in the 45th over when Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow were batting in the middle with the scoreboard on 134/3. England later went on to score 283 in their first innings. In reply, India was in trouble at 146/5. However, before the start of the series, Shashtri had said India will play fearless cricket. “Fearless cricket. Trust your instincts. Play your natural game. Results will happen. We will have some fun. We are aggressive. We play to win. Even this series we are playing to win,” he said in an interview to ESPNcricinfo.
“We are not here to draw games or fill in the numbers. We play every game to win and take the game forward. And if in trying to win we lose a game, tough luck. As long as we win more than we lose, we are happy,” he added.
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