Anil Kumble perfect candidate for chairman of selectors post, claims Virender Sehwag

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Anil Kumble perfect candidate for chairman of selectors post, claims Virender Sehwag

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SportsCafe Desk

08/22/2019

Virender Sehwag has tipped Anil Kumble to be the perfect person to fill in the vacant post as chairman of selectors. The former India opener also revealed that he had no intention of applying for the position of head coach of the Indian team after missing out on the post to Ravi Shastri in 2017.

Anil Kumble served as coach of the Indian team for a period of one year till the disappointing ICC Champions Trophy final loss against Pakistan. Kumble, who played 132 Test matches and 271 ODIs for India during his 18-year career, was also appointed as chairman of the ICC cricket committee in 2012.

At a recent public outing, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag suggested Kumble as the perfect candidate to be appointed as the next chairman of selectors. 

 "I think Anil Kumble could be the right candidate for the chairman of selectors post. He is someone who has interacted with Sachin (Tendulkar), Sourav (Ganguly) and Rahul (Dravid) as a player and with youngsters as a coach.

"When I made a comeback (Australia series 2007-08), captain Kumble came to my room and said you will not be dropped for the next two series. That's the kind of confidence a player needs. BCCI needs to raise bar as far as pay is concerned. Then a lot of players will be interested," Sehwag told reporters during the launch of a new app 'The Selector'.

Sehwag, who had lost the race for the national coach in 2017 to Ravi Shastri, also revealed that he did not send his application to the BCCI who chose to stick with Shastri for now. 

"In 2017, the BCCI secretary and (late) Dr MV Sridhar (GM Cricket Operations) asked me to apply so I applied. This time no one asked me, so I didn't apply," added Sehwag. 

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