Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag applied for the position of Indian team coach with just a two line application, wherein he mentioned that he is the mentor and coach of Kings XI Punjab. In response, the BCCI said has asked him to send his detailed CV along with his application.
Before the Champions Trophy, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) advertised for the post of India Head Coach and Sehwag confirmed that he would be putting his name forward for the job.
The Indian Express quoted a source in the BCCI as saying, “Sehwag being Sehwag has sent his application in two lines. There was no CV attached to it. We had to ask him to send his CV too along with his application. After all, it will be the first time he is set to appear for the interview”.
Current head coach Anil Kumble’s tenure comes to an end after the end of the ongoing Champions Trophy, though he will be reconsidered for the post. Apart from Kumble and Sehwag, former Australian fast bowler and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody, Englishman Richard Pybus, former India cricketers Dodda Ganesh and domestic veteran Lalchand Rajput have applied for the job.
Did you know, Virender Sehwag holds the record for the fastest Test triple century for which he took him 278 balls.
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