Former India fielding coach R Sridhar has stated that he took bad days like 36 all out at Adelaide, 78 Leeds as ‘great coaching opportunities’. According to Sridhar, challenging days allowed him to understand the players better.
India scored just 36 in the Adelaide Test in 2020. They were dismissed for 78 at Leeds this year. Speaking to PTI, Sridhar said – “It was a wonderful opportunity to learn. To me, as a coach, a bad day is a great coaching opportunity. Good days are not great coaching opportunities but bad days are. When I say coaching opportunity, it’s about understanding the person, striking a nice relationship with the players, an opportunity to coach them technically and mentally if required.”
“”You get to know about player and team. Basically, how you are on your bad day, says what you are as a team. This team was outstanding in terms of resilience,” he added.
Sridhar also revealed that former Aussie player Greg Chappell called up Ravi Shastri.
“Recently, Greg Chappell called up and asked Ravi Bhai, ‘How the hell do you bounce back after so many losses?’ That’s a benchmark for this team. Every bad day was harnessed like a gold mine.”