Ravi Shastri reaction after Yuzvendra Chahal disclose about his physical harassment


NEW DELHI: Former India coach Ravi Shastri has responded to Yuzvendra Chahal’s allegations of physical harassment which was revealed by the player recently. According to his response, the management should prohibit the culprit and never let him enter the cricket field.

“No laughing matter at all. I do not know who the person involved is, he was not in a conscious state of mind. If that is the case, then it is a big worry. Someone’s life is at risk, some people might think it is funny but for me, it is not funny at all. It shows the person who is trying to do it is in a state which is not appropriate. When you are in such a state trying something like that, the chances of mistakes are even more. It is not acceptable at all,” Shastri said on ESPNcricinfo’s ‘T20 Time Out’.

“It is the first time I am hearing such a drastic thing like this. It is not funny at all. If such an incident happens today, a life ban for that person involved and send that person to a rehab centre as quickly as possible. Life ban, better not come near to a cricket field then he will realise how funny is it or not funny,” he stated further.

Shastri also suggested that players should report such incidents like these immediately, no need to wait.

“You do not want an unfortunate incident for you to wake up, if something like that happens, you have to step up and tell the people concerned. Just like you are told by the Anti-Corruption Unit when there is an approach made by someone or the other when it comes to fixing, it is your job to approach the authorities to let them know,” said Shastri.

first published:April 9, 2022, 6:14 p.m.

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