Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, who is in running for Team India coach’s position after it has been reported that Anil Kumble may not be re-appointed, sent a two line application for the job. Given as to how he is smitten with Twitter, where adhering to the word cap is important, it came as no surprise that the legendary opening abtsman sent in a truncated CV. Also, the batsman had a simple equation while playing cricket that was short and sweet (see ball, hit ball) that paid dividends for him as is evident from his long and fruitful career. However, the power-that-be are not amused. BCCI bosses have reportedly snubbed Sehwag’s resume and asked him to submit a longer version, an Indian Express report said.
His application may have been succinct, but it was not short of being spectacular. Sehwag has only mentioned that he is a ‘mentor and a coach of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and has played with all these (Indian) boys before’.
“Sehwag being Sehwag has sent his application in two lines. There was no CV attached to it. We had to ask him to send his CV too along with his application. After all, it will be the first time he is set to appear for the interview,” a BCCI source, was quoted as saying by the paper.
Apart from Sehwag and current coach Anil Kumble, those who are also in the fray include former Australian fast bowler and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody, former India cricketers Dodda Ganesh, Englishman Richard Pybus, and domestic veteran Lalchand Rajput. Anil Kumble will have to appear in front of CAC to once again go through the interview process, just as Ravi Shastri had done in 2016.
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Virender Sehwag who was in England for the commentary for the India-Pakistan match, has returned to India. The board’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which consists of former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will conduct interviews from London. Sehwag would be interviewed on Skype. Sehwag was asked to apply for the job by one of the general secretaries of the BCCI during an IPL game, the Indian Express report added.
In the meantime, former Australian fast bowler Craig McDermott may not be called for an interview as his application had come after the deadline, the report added. Even has the Australian had claimed that he has completed all procedures on time and had applied much earlier, BCCI sources had said that only six candidates had applied on time and McDermott’s application had come after the deadline was over.