Look back at the progress team made with happiness: Sanjay Bangar

Ruben Hill
September 12, 2019

One of the biggest reasons behind Bangar's removal, despite him being part of the Indian team's setup for five years, was touted to be his failure to create reliable and consistent middle-order options in the ODIs as India suffered due to the lack of a solid No 4 batsman.

The 46-year-old said it was natural for him to feel "disappointed" after his contract was not renewed but reflected fondly upon his time with the Indian side.

It was during his time that Virat Kohli consolidated his position as the best batsman in the world across all formats and Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan went from strength to strength as an opening pair. "But I thank the BCCI and all the coaches, Duncan (Fletcher), Anil (Kumble) and Ravi (Shastri), for giving me an opportunity to serve Indian cricket for five years", Bangar said.

Difference of opinion can not be construed as conflict, said India head coach Ravi Shastri as he sought to play down the speculation of a rift between captain Virat Kohli and his limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma.

"The entire team management and selection committee were part of the decision making for the number four in the lead up to the World Cup", he said. "We worked on his alignments, positioning on the crease, his approach in seaming conditions", he said.

"Shikhar was initially considered to be an off-side player, he used to stay beside the line of the ball a lot.

With Rohit, we worked on his head position to overcome problems against incoming deliveries from right/left arm angles", he said. "The choice relied upon current form, fitness criteria, whether he was a left-hander, whether he could bowl, etc.", Bangar told Cricbuzz.

Talking about Rohit Sharma, Bangar stated that they labored collectively on combating the issues the right-hander confronted in opposition to the incoming balls, whereas Pujara labored on lowering the width of his stance. "It is to their credit that they worked tirelessly to unlearn old methods and learn new ones through constant repetition", he concluded.

While players mentioned above prospered, players like Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay, batsmen with good overseas records, either plateaued or fell off the radar. "Never. My experience in dealing with players is that once they trust you, they are more concerned about their future rather than the coach's past".

Bangar, also also expressed his disappointment at not being selected as the batting coach. I have seen how the boys have played and how they have complemented the team and know their work ethics. Nevertheless, Bangar stated that he by no means confronted any points coping with gamers since they constructed belief in a short time. "Sometimes it might be the junior most player in the team who may come up with a strategy which we hadn't even thought of and we need to bring that to the table".

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