Look back at the progress team made with happiness: Bangar

Team Management & Selectors Were Part of Decision on No. 4: Sanjay Bangar

Grateful Bangar reflects on productive coaching stint - Cricbuzz

"This break gives me time to reflect, rethink and reinvent", Bangar was quoted as saying by the Times of India. Cheteshwar Pujara also took his game to the next level in Test cricket.

The 46-year-old said it was natural for him to feel "disappointed" after his contract was not renewed but reflected fondly upon his time with the Indian side. Meanwhile, he revealed how he worked with Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and other sto get things right.

Sanjay Bangar, the only person among Ravi Shastri's coaching staff who lost his place, accepted that he was "disappointed" after he was not retained as Team India batting coach despite his fairly successful five-year stint.

Talking about the success of Indian batsmen under his watch in the last five years Bangar said, "Virat always looks to iron out deficiencies".

Sanjay Bangar said, "The entire team management and selectors were part of the decision making for the No.4 spot".

"For Indian batsmen, who are not that tall and who play a lot on wickets with variable turn and bounce, footwork is a key component of batsmanship which allows greater control", Bangar said on the reasons why the wide stance, which was incorporated during Duncan Fletcher's stint, was done away with. We worked on his alignments, positioning on the crease, his approach in seaming conditions.

"With Rohit, we constantly worked on his head position to overcome his problems against incoming deliveries from right/left arm angles". In Pujara's case, we worked on reducing the width of his stance and being more upright. "The choice relied upon current form, fitness criteria, whether he was a left-hander, whether he could bowl, etc.", Bangar told Cricbuzz. "It is to their credit that they worked tirelessly to unlearn old methods and learn new ones through constant repetition". However, Bangar's time also saw the global career of Murali Vijay plateauing and Ajinkya Rahane's inconsistency.

"As far as Vijay goes, when a player is playing only one format, it adds to the challenge of immediately finding rhythm in global cricket if you are opening in tough overseas conditions".

There were reports that Bangar had a heated argument with selector Devang Gandhi after he was dropped as batting coach. I have seen how the boys have played, and how they have complemented the team and know their work ethic.

Shastri also rubbished recent reports of differences between Kohli and Rohit, Shastri said India India would not have performed the way they have if there was a rift between the two, neither would the pair have scored as freely as they have in recent series. Sometimes, it might be the junior most player in the team who may come up with a strategy that we hadn't even thought of, and we need to bring that to the table.

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