R Sridhar said at tea in SCG he said to Hanuma Vihari 'you owe the next 2 hours to your team as this team has backed you at every juncture.' After the game when Vihari came back he said to Sridhar 'Sir you asked for it. This is the best I could do in this situation.' (To IE).
Ravi Ashwin said Ravi Shastri asked him to bowl in the first 10 overs at Melbourne. Ashwin was confused that it's Melbourne track and Ravi wants him to bowl. Ravi said 'it might be damp, it might spin as well, I've told this to Ajinkya Rahane'.
Hanuma Vihari said as youngsters, they've to give alot of credit to Rahul Dravid, the way he let them express their game. When they play under him, it always feels like he is more of a mentor than a coach. He is always there whenever we need him. (On Sports Today).
Hanuma Vihari said after the first Test Ravi Shastri didn't make dressing feel that India lost very badly. He said India dominated 2 days, that's a positive. He gives courage and strength with the way he talks in the huddle or the team meetings, he is always positive. (On ST).
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