Former Indian cricket team player Virender Sehwag has taken a sly dig at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Head Coach Ravi Shastri. Sehwag lost out to Ravi Shastri, who was touted as captain Virat Kohli’s choice for the role of Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team.
Ravi’s appointment was not unanimous as Sourav Ganguly, a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) was strongly against the decision. But Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, the other two remaining members of the CAC, backed Ravi.
In an interview on TV, Sehwag said he was not picked for the coaching job because he ‘did not have any setting’ with any BCCI insider.
“When I was in England during the ICC Champions Trophy, I asked Ravi Shastri that why he hasn’t applied for the post? Shastri then told me that he will not repeat the mistake which he had already made once,” Sehwag said in a show on India TV.
“I also had a word with Virat Kohli, he asked me to go for it. It was only then that I applied. If you ask for my opinion, I would say that I was never interested,” he added.
When asked why he did not get the India coaching job, Sehwag indirectly pointed at Shastri and said, “See, I didn’t have any setting”.