Ravi Shastri sanctifies the dressing room and makes it a holy shrine.
What he said:
“For me, sitting in the dressing room is all about pride. This room is like a mosque, temple, gurdwara, church, you name it. It’s a sacred place.”
The Indian team director, Ravi Shastri, is quite clear that the team dressing room should be off-limits.
“When you’re playing for your country, there are just 14 or 15 players there and you should know what that means. I’m a big one for understanding and preserving the sanctity of the dressing room. When I enter it, my hair stands on end. The day I finished playing cricket I never went into the dressing room. That’s why I also believe no one – barring the players – should be allowed in unless he has a good reason to be there.”
What he really meant:
“No sneaking girl-friends or bookies into the dressing room either, chum. “
What he definitely didn’t:
“All this came to me after meditating heavily.Where else, but in the dressing room!”