New Delhi, Nov 10 | India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday expressed gratitude to the outgoing coaching staff — Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar — for their contributions in making the Indian team a strong outfit.
The trio of head coach Shastri, bowling coach Bharat and fielding coach Sridhar finished their tenure on Monday, with India’s last match of the T20 World Cup against Namibia.
While India failed to qualify for the semifinals of the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE, the Shastri-Kohli duo along with Bharat and Sridhar made the team a formidable travelling outfit in the Test arena.
They were part of a set-up that won two Tests in Australia while the Indian side is leading 2-1 in the five Test series in England, which is set to be completed next year.
India also won the T20I series in South Africa, New Zealand, England and Australia under their tenure.
“Thank you for all the memories and the amazing journey we’ve had as a team with you all. Your contribution has been immense and will always be remembered in Indian cricket history,” Kohli, who has given up T20 captaincy, wrote on twitter.
“Wish you the best moving forward in life. Until next time,” he added.
Shastri has been replaced by former India captain Rahul Dravid as India head coach while Rohit Sharma is India’s new T20 captain.
It is also expected that Rohit will take over the ODI captaincy as well during India’s next session.
Dalal Street witnessed tug of war between bulls and bears as Sensex settled at 54208.53 losing 109 points or 0.20 percent and Nifty ended at 16240.30 with loss of 19 points. Bank nifty closed the session at 34163.70 levels with loss of 138 point after erasing early session gain.
BSE Midcap and BSE Small cap indices turned flat after rising around half a percent each. On the sectorial front, Nifty Pharma and FMCG have contributed a percent each on a closing basis. On the flip side Nifty Realty, Nifty PSE ended with losses of 1.75 percent and 1.73 respectively. In Nifty stocks, TATACONSUM, CIPLA and ADANI PORT were the top gainers while POWERGRID, BPCL and TECHM were the prime laggards.
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Indicators such as MACD and RSI are still struggling to overcome from oversold zone in the daily time frame. From the time cycle prospect Index would remain highly volatile till 27th May of this month. Bollinger band indicates 16650 would remain strong resistance in coming days. On the other hand, Bank nifty has support at 33400 levels while resistance at 35000 levels.
Source: Choice India