Typical Shastri leads with poetry like a tracer bullet into the microphone:
What he said:
“Past is history, future is a mystery.”
Ravi Shastri takes no prisoners when queried if past Indian captains can be attributed credit for India’s historic 2-1 series win in Australia.
What he really meant:
“I’m the rhyme master and I’m here to rap. Give me a beat. Tap. Tap. Tap.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“I was once Champion of Champions. Will they now title me Coach of Coaches?”