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Australia, the land of the self-assured, and many would say smug, cricketers while playing on home territory, are today a nation in turmoil.
Australian cricket teams over the years have played tough cricket with liberal mix of sledging, which former skipper Steve Waugh often termed as "mental disintegration".
This was after both tours were seen as best chance for Virat Kohli's men to set the poor overseas record straight.
The 30-year-old spoke on a range of issues facing the team ahead of the squad's departure to Australia where it will play three T20s, four Tests and three ODIs starting November 21.
Shastri indicated that from now on, they will be playing around those 15 players, who are going to board the UK-bound flight.
Ravi Shastri's reference to criticism was related to a verbal altercation that Kohli had with a journalist in England after the team lost the Test series 1-3.
Ravi Shastri on his part also seemed happy with the kind of pressure Rayudu absorbed, having made a comeback in the Indian team.
Shastri saw in Prithvi Shaw's batting, glimpses of two of the greatest batsmen of modern era and a non-conformist who redefined batsmanship.
Rohit's captaincy is like a breath of fresh air for Team India which now has a second line of leadership in the limited overs format.
Ravi Shastri that India would be looking to play a couple of practice games when they tour Australia later in the year.
While the complex ICC Test ranking system helped India regain their pole position, Shastri maintained that he will take heart from the fact that the side put up a good show.
Critics and former captains have rounded on the coach, particularly for his mid-series claim that his team is the best to come out of India in 15 years.
What started as a tour that was supposed to let India stamp their authority has ended as a series of what could have been.
If the performance of the Indian cricket team in England has been a letdown, more embarrassing have been the statements made by the think tank.
India lost the ODI as well as Test series to the hosts and the CoA is expected to assess the team's performance after the end of the fifth Test.