Team India Coach: ‘If Virat Kohli hadn’t approached me…’ Virender Sehwag makes SHOCKING Team India head coach role revelations after Kohli’s fallout with Anil Kumble, CHECK out
Team India Coach: One of the greatest openers in cricket history Virender Sehwag made a shocking claim about becoming India’s head coach.…
Team India Coach: One of the greatest openers in cricket history Virender Sehwag made a shocking claim about becoming India’s head coach. He said that in 2017 Virat Kohli has approached him about becoming India’s head coach after then India captain had a falling out with Anil Kumble. Sehwag also revealed that he decided to turn down the offer which was later taken by Ravi Shastri.
- Virender Sehwag revealed details about India’s head coach role.
- Anil Kumble stepped down as head coach after loss in the 2017 Champions Trophy Final.
- Kumble was replaced by Ravi Shastri as team India’s new head coach.
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After India’s loss to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy 2017 final, Anil Kumble stepped down as team India’s coach. Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag was among the many names doing the rounds to replace Kumble at the time. It was also around this time that Kumble and Kohli fell out, and as a result, the legendary leg-spinner decided to resign from his position.
Virender Sehwag Revealed Virat Kohli Approached him to apply for team India’s head coach
In a recent interview, Virender Sehwag said, “I wouldn’t have applied if Virat Kohli and then BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary hadn’t approached me. We had a meeting, and he (Choudhary) told me that things weren’t working out between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble we want you to take the coaching position. He told me that Kumble’s contract will expire after the Champions Trophy in 2017 and then you can travel to West Indies with the team.”
Sehwag was also asked if he had any regrets about not leading the Indian team. The Nawab of Nazafgarh replied that he was happy with his achievements as a cricketer.
“Not at all, I’m happy with what I achieved. Coming from a small family of farmers from Najafgarh I got the opportunity to play for India, got so much love and appreciation from fans and even if I would have captained Team India I would have gotten the same respect,” said Sehwag.
Following India’s defeat against Pakistan in the 2017 Champions Trophy final, Anil Kumble was replaced by the 1983 World Cup champion Ravi Shastri as team India’s new head coach.
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