Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody apply for India coach’s job

Anil Kumble's tenure as the India cricket coach expired on May 31 and his one-year contract is unlikely to be extended amid dispute with the team over his way of functioning that has been questioned by India captain Virat Kohli.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 1, 2017 7:17 pm
virender sehwag, india cricket coach, india coach, india coach applicants, cricket news, sports news, indian express Virender Sehwag has been spotted with CoA members in England during the ICC Champions Trophy. (Source: Twitter)

Former India batsman and explosive opener Virender Sehwag is among the marquee names to have applied for the coach’s job to head the Indian cricket team. Other names in the picture to have also applied for the position are Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Doda Ganesh and Lalchand Rajput. Current team coach, Anil Kumble, is an automatic entry into the process.

BCCI had invited interested candidates to apply for the position of ‘Head Coach’ for the Senior India Men’s Cricket Team with a deadline of May 31.

The cricket board are looking to fill in for Kumble amid rumours of rift within the team [read details here]. His one-year contract with the team, despite seeing a winning Test run, was recently embroiled in hush-hush debate over style of functioning that was objectionable for India captain Virat Kohli. Kumble, former India leg-spinner, contract comes to end after the Champions Trophy where India take on Pakistan on June 4 in their opening game followed by South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Sehwag’s application for the job makes things interesting considering he doesn’t have any coaching experience barring the mentorship role with IPL side Kings XI Punjab. Raiput has been an India A coach. Moody is the current coach for IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad and Sri Lanka. Pybus has coached Pakistan twice in his career.

 

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    Mahee
    Jun 2, 2017 at 3:09 pm
    Can't help much ..its the powers in BCCI that will ultimately the call.Hopefully it will benefit Indian cricket ,
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    Dinesh Garg
    Jun 2, 2017 at 2:10 am
    Schewag is not a good coach. Kohli, Schewag, Anurag is a bad combination for Indian cricket growth. It will lead to Punjabi mafia and Kohli will become even more arrogant. Tom Moody is an expired maal and he cannot handle semi gods
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    samir
    Jun 2, 2017 at 1:03 am
    This man is mentally unfit as shown by his tweets.
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    SubbuI
    Jun 1, 2017 at 11:07 pm
    WHEN THIS JOKER SHEWAG WAS TWEETING NATIONALIST BAKWAS FOR SOME TIME NOW. I COMMENTED TWICE THAT HE IS IN TO SOME GAME OF THRONES. BUT WHO THOUGHT HE IS AIMING TO BECOME DRONACHARYA OF INDIAN CRICKET. I URE YOU THAT GOUTHAM GAMBIR IS TOO IN FOR SOME LOOT. WHEN A THIRD RATE TV ACTOR WITH RSS DEGREE CAN BE MADE THE CHAIRMAN OF FTII WHY NOT SHEWAG WHO WILL COACH BOYS TO SWING THE BAT. BE IT APPOINTMENTS OF INS UTIONAL HEADS. GOVERNERS. VICE CHANCELLORS. JUDGES. NOW SPORTS BODIES. ARE WE NOT SEEING SIMILARITIES BETWEEN 1939 GERMANY OF NAAZI HITLER( EVEN NAAZIS HELD OLYMPICS) AND MODI'SRSS INDIA OF 2017? THE SIMILARITIES ARE FRIGHTENING!
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    subhan
    Jun 1, 2017 at 11:05 pm
    Lol! sehwag offering himself for the coaching position is akin to afridi mentoring stan cricket team....
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    Untouchable
    Jun 1, 2017 at 10:00 pm
    Dis is y he was trying his best to lick modis a rse .be a slave and enjoy ministeries/boards.
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    Arun
    Jun 1, 2017 at 8:27 pm
    This is ridiculous. They should give Kumble an automatic extension.
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    shewagprdogalsonofindia
    Jun 1, 2017 at 8:23 pm
    shewag should be in the borders helping armies fight against terrorist as he thinks himself nationalist....but wait what is this ?? greedy monkey trying to be cricket team coach and eat money....as expected from this fake person
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