Lack of 'setting' in BCCI cost me Team India's coach job: Virender Sehwag

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 September 2017, 07:28 PM
Virender Sehwag - File Photo
Virender Sehwag - File Photo

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag on Friday said he missed out on getting the Indian cricket team's chief coach job for lack of patronage from the powers in the BCCI. The explosive opener added that will not apply for the position again.

Sehwag lost out to Ravi Shastri, who was deemed 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.

"Dekhiye main coach isliye nahi ban paaya kyonki jo bhi coach chun rahe the unse mera koi setting nahin tha. (Look I couldn't become the (India) coach because I didn't have any setting (common slang for hobnobbing with decision-makers) with those who were in power of appointing the coach)," Sehwag told hindi news channel 'India TV' during a chat show.

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.

First Published: Friday, September 15, 2017 07:21 PM

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