Missed out on becoming the Indian cricket team’s chief coach: Sehwag

Vastavam web: Virender Sehwag on Friday said he missed out on becoming the Indian cricket team’s chief coach for the lack of patronage from the powers that be in the BCCI and will not apply for the position again.Sehwag lost out to Ravi Shastri, who was touted as the choice of skipper Virat Kohli an appointment that was not unanimous with former India captain Sourav Ganguly, a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), strongly against the decision.The swashbuckling former opener was in his elements and claimed that he was misled by a section of the BCCI into applying for the post.
“I never thought of coaching the Indian cricket team. I was given an offer to coach the team. The BCCI (acting) secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and GM (Game Development) MV Sridhar came to me and requested me to think about the offer.”I thought since they are requesting me, I should help them. I never thought of applying on my own nor will I ever apply in future,” Sehwag replied when asked about the backdrop of his application.Sehwag also said that Shastri had initially told him that he will not apply for the post and had he known his intentions earlier, he would not have given his name.”When I was in England during the Champions Trophy, I had 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.