In his book 'Coaching Beyond: My Days With Indian Cricket Team', co-authored by veteran journalist R Kaushik, Sridhar spoke extensively about communication which he felt was the hallmark of the coaching staff during his time with the Indian team.
India will take on England in the semifinal of the T20 World Cup in Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Pant was named man of the match for his maiden ODI ton in the series decider against England.
Shastri was the head coach of the Indian team back in 2021 when it had taken a 2-1 lead against England before the tour was called off due to multiple cases of COVID-19 in the Indian camp.
In an interview to 'The Guardian' newspaper, Shastri said that there was a "gang of people in India" who always wanted him to fail.
Shastri feels the likes of Kohli needs to be handled with care and empathy amid the COVID-19 restrictions which has confined players inside bio-bubbles.
India failed to qualify for the semifinals in Shastri's final assignment as Team India head coach.
Rahane said "someone else took the credit" for decisions he made to resurrect the team during the tour of Australia in 2020-21.
Kohli's greatest achievement has to be making India win Test matches consistently in SENA.
The former Indian head coach also mentioned that as a player he would have been motivated to prove his coach wrong and not 'go home crying'.