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Chetan Chauhan joins chorus for Shastri's removal as head

Press Trust of India  |  Dhanbad (Jharkhand) 

Former Test Chauhan Sunday held Team head responsible for the 4-1 debacle suffered in the Test series in England and said should be removed before tour in November.

"should be removed as head before the tour. is very good commentator and he should be allowed to do so," Chauhan, also Uttar Pradesh Minister, said while agreeing to demands raised by former cricketers for removal of Shastri as

Speaking to mediapersons here, Chauhan said, Team should have performed better. Both the teams were evenly matched. But the Indian team failed to check tail enders of England."

The former Test opener also criticized Shastri for calling Virat Kohli-led present Indian team as the 'best travelling team in the world'.

"I do not agree. In 1980s, the Indian team was the best travelling team in the world," he said.

After a thumping victory over England at in the third Test on August 16, Shastri had claimed the present India side was the best travelling team in the world.

Commenting on India's chances in the ongoing Asia Cup championship in Dubai, Chauhan said a better result is expected as the team is balanced with experienced and young players.

Chauhan, who is here to attend a meeting of Krida Bharti, played 40 Test matches and scored 2,084 runs between 1969 and 1981.

He made his debut in 1969 against in and played his last Test against the same country in 1981 in Besides, Chauhan also played seven one day internationals.

Chauhan is the latest to demand Shastris ouster after former and Virender Sahwag.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 17:40 IST
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