Virender Sehwag was first choice of Virat Kohli for Team India coach

Virender Sehwag was first choice of Virat Kohli for Team India coach: Report

Expressing his opinion on the whole support staff controversy following the announcement of Ravi Shastri as coach of Indian cricket team, Robin Singh has come out in support of the former Team India director's wish to hire his own coaches.

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag, who was one of the frontrunners for the position of Team India coach, nearly won the job, but for a proposal to bring along with him a team of support staff, it has been reported. "If I were the head coach, I would want people whom I'm comfortable working with". I don't like to work with people who I don't know. "A head coach should have a comfort level". Rai maintains that these were mere recommendations, made by the three-man cricket advisory committee (CAC) - comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman - which also "recommended" Shastri's name to the BCCI. "In fact, there are individuals who understand the needs of team members on an individual basis", the Indian skipper told Sehwag as per the report.

"The CEO or the management want their own people". Everyone makes it a controversy. The newest appointment is completely under the strong belief of Ravi Shastri and was the happy man after the declaration by BCCI.

Kumble left after falling out with captain Virat Kohli despite enjoying a successful run during his year in charge.

If his appointment is finalised, Arun's first assignment during his second stint as India bowling coach will be the tour of Sri Lanka which begins on July 26.

Chennai: The latest drama in Indian cricket is the confusion over the appointment of support staff. But what said to had "spoiled" Sehwag's chances was his proposal to rope in a new support staff which included Kings XI Punjab assistant coach Mithun Manhas and physiotherapist Amit Tyagi in the place of the existing support staff.

Why were Dravid and Khan appointed if Shastri wasn't comfortable with them if at all the "process" of taking the coach into confidence isn't as farcical as the entire coach-selection saga has appeared to be?



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