With the BCCI sending out invitation for the coach’s post with Anil Kumble’s one-year contract nearing an end, rumours have been doing the round that the tussle between skipper Virat Kohli and coach Kumble was the reason behind the invitation. And while spin legend Shane Warne has always praised Kohli’s attitude and fighting spirit, he has made it clear that he has nowhere said that he would wish to team up with Kohli as India’s next coach.
While Kumble was an automatic entry into the pool of eligible candidates, former India opener Virender Sehwag, Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody, Englishman Richard Pybus, Afghanistan coach Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh have also applied for the job. News also came in that former Australia pacer Craig McDermott had applied for the India coach’s job, but won’t be eligible for the interview as his application came to the BCCI email id after the deadline.
With rumours of Warne hinting at the possibility of him gelling well with Kohli doing the rounds, the former Australia spinner took to Twitter to clarify that the quote has been made up and not his own.
His post read: “Ps re @imVkohli & I would work well together as a quote, this is totally made up. I never said that to anyone, very disappointing journalism.”
Earlier, Sehwag shocked the BCCI by sending a two-line resume for the coach’s post. His CV read that he was mentor of the KXIP outfit and has played with all the boys in the Indian team.