Former Indian Opening Batsmen Virender Sehwag reveals why he didn’t apply for Team India’s head coach position
Ravi Shastri was re-elected as head coach of Team India some time ago, Amid much speculation, Virender Sehwag name also appeared in the news for the position of the prestigious role. However, Virender Sehwag recently revealed why he stayed away from applying.
Why didn’t Viru apply for the head coach position?
Virender Sehwag was one of the candidates for the position of coach-in-chief of the Indian team in 2017. When the Indian Cricket Control Board (BCCI) was looking for a perfect trainer in 2017 after Anil Kumble’s resignation, Sehwag was one of the applicants. He was one of the favorites, but eventually, Shastri was appointed a head coach. So this time he was also expected to fight Shastri and company when the board requested applications.
However, Viru didn’t apply this time. Speaking of the same, he informed the Hindustan Times: “In 2017, the secretary of BCCI and (deceased) Virender Sehwag said that Dr. MV Sridhar (GM Cricket Operations) asked me to apply, so that is why I applied for that. This time no one asked me to apply, so I didn’t ask for it.”
Kumble, Viru’s national coach
He shared his opinion on who between Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Anil Kumble will be an excellent national coach. The 40-year-old thinks Kumble can serve as the perfect national selector.
He shared an incident and said, “When Anil Kumble became the captain, he came to my room and said, “Go and play as you play in the next two series, as they won’t let you down.
Sehwag also had his views on the board that eventually came under the scope of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). Sehwag explained that Indian players have a problem with the whereabouts clause.
We have been tested several times on and off the competition. I had also tried during national tournaments. No current player commented on it yet, so we have to wait and see. what happens.”