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Equation We Had with Journalists Far Better Than the Boys of Today: Shastri

Equation We Had with Journalists Far Better Than the Boys of Today: Shastri

Mumbai: Former India head coach Ravi Shastri feels that the rapport that gamers of his technology shared with journalists was much better in comparison with what it’s with cricketers of present period and the scribes who cowl them. Media is a operate of the age and occasions that one lives in and the exponential progress of media homes, digital and now digital house has made it very troublesome for gamers to stay associates, noticed the veteran of 80 Tests and 150 ODIs.

“I believe it has modified. It has modified from the time we performed the sport. The equation we had with journalists was far much better than the equation you see with the boys right this moment. And I’ve been a part of (the) dressing room for the final seven years,” Shastri said at the launch of It’s A Wonderful World’, a memoir by Khalid A-H Ansari. The context wasn’t difficult to understand as recently veteran India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha had put some allegedly “threatening” messages from a journalist for refusing to oblige him with an interview.

Shastri was a type of outstanding former stars who had urged Saha to publicly identify and disgrace the journalist in query. Shastri, a former India all-rounder, mentioned that it’s troublesome being below fixed highlight.

“I don’t blame the blokes although as a result of, the highlight that’s there on right this moment’s gamers is nowhere like what it was on us.” Obviously the increase in number of media personnel has got a lot to do with this, he agreed. “We had the print media; there was television (Doordarshan) that had just started. But today with the platforms that exist in the media and social media taking off the way it is, news channels, the number of news channels that cover the game, is unreal and that really is something that puts the spotlight on the players,” added Shastri.

Shastri, additionally a well-known commentator, mentioned that in his time, he has tried to debate it with the gamers “I really feel we’ve got tried to debate it (with) them. To communicate as a lot as you possibly can to the media, however make it possible for it’s a correct sort of press convention the place you are taking everybody’s questions at one go. “Because what occurs is a variety of issues are taken out of context today and I’m being sincere about it, due to the competitors that exists.” “As a result of which, the player has no choice but to go into a shell, has absolutely no choice and says I rather look within, focus on the game, let my cricket do the talking and once I am done and dusted, then I can speak to whoever,” the 59-year-old added.


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