New Zealand coach Gary Stead on Monday stated he was “very surprised” at being lambasted for taking a scheduled break after the 0-5 T20 hammering his staff acquired from India earlier this month.
Stead returns to the helm for the Test collection beginning February 21. While chatting with the media right here, he was expectedly requested in regards to the break, the timing of which was questioned by former captain Jeremy Coney.
New Zealand bounced again strongly to say the ODI collection 3-0. Bowling coach Shane Jurgensen was in cost of the staff throughout the rubber as Stead took a 5-day break.
“I was really surprised. I mean New Zealand Cricket and I have talked about this for a long time, looking after the staff and the players we have,” Stead was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNCricinfo’.
“So, we did that and I do know New Zealand Cricket are doing what we think is right for our us as individuals, in the beginning, so we did it. I used to be very surprised.
“I assume everybody is entitled to their opinion. I assume what Jeremy Coney says about me doesn’t essentially have relevance to the way in which we go about issues. So, yeah,” he added.
New Zealand cricket had backed Stead’s break, citing workload administration.
“It was good to spend time with the family,” Stead stated.
“Look, I have had four-five days and I’m back to work planning for this Test series now. Again, the distractions don’t need to be there. So, we have to move on and look ahead to the India Test series now,” he added.