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Pujara should be in top bracket of central contracts: Shastri

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

India's chief coach Ravi Shastri feels that Test specialist should remain in the top bracket when the and Committee of Administrators (COA) thrash out the revised central contracts based on new remuneration structure.

Pujara is currently in the Grade A of Central Contracts alongside Virat Kohli, Singh Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Murali Vijay.


During a panel discussion on journalist Rajdeep Sardesai's new book 'Democracy's XI', Shastri said: "It is very important that someone like is kept in the top bracket of central contract."

Shastri, along with Kohli and Dhoni, CoA chief Vinod Rai to discuss the revised compensation package and Future Tours & Programme (FTP) calendar. There have been discussions in circles that players will be bracketed as per who plays the maximum number of international matches across formats in a particular calendar year.

Pujara, one of the pillars of the Indian Test set-up, does not play any other format and unfortunately has not been getting any IPL contract.

Shastri also spoke about how the mutual respect between and Kohli has been a reason for the current team's success.

"I have never seen lose his cool. If he has, it must have been for 10 seconds. Kohli is still work in progress but he will certainly mature. I hear a lot of stories about their relationship but all those are not true. I have seen how much mutual respect the two have for each other," Shastri said in the presence of former captain Kapil Dev.

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 15:40 IST
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