Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri said the Men in Blue can be positive despite their 0-1 defeat in the three-match ODI series in New Zealand.
India lost the first ODI by 7 wickets as bowlers couldn’t defend 306 runs. The second and third contests were called off due to rain.
Speaking on Prime Video after the third ODI, the 60-year-old lauded Shreyas Iyer, Umran Malik, and Washington Sundar for their performances.
“Shreyas Iyer got runs and was willing to stay there to survive a tough period. Washington Sundar was good, and even Umran Malik bowled well. He has the potential. If he can preserve it, it will be good,” he said.
Ravi also backed Suryakumar Yadav, who had an ordinary ODI series. “Shubman Gill was impressive at the start of the innings. The conditions were tough for the young players as you don’t get these conditions in other countries. This kind of exposure is excellent for the players.”