BCCI can’t afford me as India coach..I’m very very expensive: Shane Warne

Shane Warne is not new to mentoring Indian youngsters and leading a side of Indian players as he was the captain of Rajasthan Royals from 2008 till 2011 in the Indian Premier League. India are currently looking for next coach of the Indian team.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 6, 2017 5:50 pm
shane warne, india coach, cricket news, indian express Shane Warne led Rajasthan Royals to IPL win in inaugural edition. (File)

Among the names that have thrown their name in to the hat to become the India coach, position which is vacant after the ICC Champions Trophy, an exclusion in Shane Warne. The former Australian spinner has claimed that his fees is too much for BCCI to be able to afford.

“I am very expensive, I don’t think they can afford me. Virat Kohli and me can have a good partnership, but as I said, I am very, very expensive,” the former Australia leggie is quoted as saying by Mid-Day.

Warne is not new to mentoring Indian youngsters and leading a side of Indian players as he was the captain of Rajasthan Royals from 2008 till 2011 in the Indian Premier League.

Amongst the names in the running for the job are incumbent Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag, former Australian fast bowler and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody, Englishman Richard Pybus, former India cricketers Dodda Ganesh and domestic veteran Lalchand Rajput. Meanwhile, former Australia bowler Craig McDermott had also applied for the role but his application arrived later than the deadline of June 1 which has ruled him out of consideration.

Warne is presently part of the broadcast panel with Star Sports to cover the ICC Champions Trophy. He was even snapped up by Sehwag taking a nap in the middle of one of the many rain interruptions during India vs Pakistan at Edgbaston in Birmingham. India had gone on to win the match by 124 runs.

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    Mahee
    Jun 7, 2017 at 8:54 am
    Better to have Indian coach.
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      umesh taneja
      Jun 7, 2017 at 7:37 am
      Only Liz Hurley can afford you
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        Rajesh
        Jun 7, 2017 at 12:30 am
        Not needed
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          Sanjay
          Jun 6, 2017 at 9:02 pm
          @tuzasanju what a great joker @ShaneWarne that @BCCI can't afford him as a Coach .. What a Big Goon who is absolute Not a Big Gun. s: twitter /tuzasanju/status/872113648159916033
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            Alpha male
            Jun 6, 2017 at 8:53 pm
            Haha lol bcci cannot afford u Mr. Warne? Maybe not but they can buy u along with ur ancestors and forefathers intact :)
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              Abhay Sawant
              Jun 6, 2017 at 8:37 pm
              Shane Warn ke pure bhandan ko BCCI o Baroda or Jharkhand cricket club kharidega
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                Kamal Pasha
                Jun 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm
                What BCCI has to say about this challenge?
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                  SK
                  Jun 6, 2017 at 7:42 pm
                  BCCI is looking for a cricket coach not a pot belly drunkard and a womeniser
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                    Ambuj Kumar
                    Jun 6, 2017 at 8:27 pm
                    True :) Shane Warne is still in his childhood
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