Kohli kept silent during the selection process that culminated in the return of Shastri, who was team director between 2014-16. Speaking to media with Shastri at his side, Kohli spoke of the captain-coach relationship and the way ahead for the world number one Test side. "We have worked together for three years. I don't think I need to understand anything else. We know what's expected and what's on the plate. I don't think it will require any effort," Kohli said.
Virat Kohli expects smooth ride with new team India coach Ravi Shastri https://t.co/ZavuIyemoq— Livemint (@livemint) July 19, 2017
WATCH | We have worked together before, we know what's expected: Virat Kohli on Ravi Shastri https://t.co/hqb44jcGHU pic.twitter.com/lYJP9CYBSK — DNA (@dna) July 19, 2017"A lot of speculations and lot of things fly around, those things are not in my control. "My job is to try and get the best out of this team along with the management and perform to the best of my abilities which I believe in," the star batsman added. Shastri, who has been given a two-year contract runnning up to the 2019 World Cup, also spoke of the need to communicate better in order for a team to prosper. "I carry on from where I left. I don't come with any baggage... My job is to put every player in a frame of mind where he is thinking only about his role and the team he is playing for," said the former all-rounder.