Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag is known for his humorous tweets and the aggressive batsman while talking to India Today suggested that he is certainly not worried about what people think about what he posts on social media.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s home town of Moga in Punjab went into celebration mode following her 171 run hitting exploits in the ICC Women’s World Cup semifinal against Australia on Thursday.
Virender Sehwag was one of the applicants for the previously vacant India head coach job but Ravi Shastri, former team director, was selected as the chief coach till 2019 World Cup. Sehwag was the only candidate who was interviewed in person by the CAC.
Virender Sehwag had reportedly become more confident about his coaching after his stint with Kings XI Punjab as mentor. The former cricketer applied for the post after a BCCI official nudged him. But skipper Virat Kohli had reservation on his proposal.
Virender Sehwag’s candidature for India cricket coach’s job didn’t go as planned with ‘Viru’ not getting role which went to Ravi Shastri. This despite Sehwag and Shastri emerging as strong favourites to follow Anil Kumble.
The unpleasant ending of the tenure of Anil Kumble, the last candidate Ganguly chose along with fellow Cricket Advisory Committee members Tendulkar and Laxman, has triggered a bout of caution this time around.
After playing together for more than eight years and now seen in the commentary box together, Virender Sehwag will be facing his captain in the interview for the post of Head Coach of Team India on July 10. Sourav Ganguly turned 45 on Saturday.
Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag wished MS Dhoni on his 36th birthday in his trademark ‘Viru’ style. Sehwag took to social media and uploaded a picture with Dhoni on his Twitter account.
Virender Sehwag shared the story of the Forest Man of India, Jadav Payeng, and Twitterati showered compliments on the forest conservationist. “We all need to be like him and create an ecological park near our homes by planting more trees. Kudos”, tweeted someone.
As Dale Steyn turned 34 years old, Virender Sehwag wished the South Africa seamer in his usual witty and unique way by referring to him as ‘cricket’s James Bond’.
Anil Kumble, who had signed a contract till June which was extended for a month and got stretched till the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, resigned from the post after saying that ‘the captain had reservation with his style of coaching.’
Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag, who played for India under Anil Kumble’s captaincy, is of an opinion that the former leggie’s successor will have a tough job filling his boots.
The CAC comprising Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly indeed wanted to extend Kumble’s contract till the 2019 World Cup. But they eventually had to backtrack, seemingly on the face of Kohli’s disapproval.
Former Indian cricketer Nikhil Chopra said that the Anil Kumble’s resignation is unfortunate. He also backed Virender Sehwag to be a be a worthy successor for the former Indian captain in the role.
In the days to come, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman – the men who will be deciding India’s coach for the next three years – have to choose between two unique cricketers with an intimidating body of work and towering international reputations.