Sehwag, Moody among six contenders for India coach's job

  • Sehwag, Moody among six contenders for India coach's job

Sehwag, Moody among six contenders for India coach's job

Naturally, annoyed BCCI members painted Kumble as someone hell-bent on extracting his pound of flesh - even as simultaneous leaks surfaced with the message that "Prince Kohli" was not comfortable with the coach's overbearing influence. But that, again, is an assumption and no one has taken the pain to clarify or prove it otherwise. It was the first coaching role for India's greatest match-winner with 619 Test wickets and 337 in ODIs, and something of a surprise given that he had no prior coaching experience at worldwide or first-class level, which was one of the BCCI's criteria for applicants.

By virtue of being the incumbent, Kumble has got a direct entry into the selection process for the next head coach.

"The problem between Kumble and Kohli isn't recent but has apparently been festering on for a while".

Just a few days back, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had put out a press release inviting applications for the position of head coach for the Indian team.

It will be interesting if Kumble finally appears for the interview knowing that Sehwag has applied for the post. "The process has been followed every single time the similar way in Indian cricket for the past so many years is what I know", Kohli said at his first media briefing upon landing in England.

Stories of a rift between captain Virat Kohli and head coach Kumble have been floating about and have upset the Indian camp in England though there has been no official denial about the so-called differences between the two.

"You will never have a situation where the captain and the coach in any country is on the same page". "He's been brilliant and he has played a major role in making me what I am today and I would like to thank him for that", said Harbhajan further.

"I don't think that should be taken too seriously because these discussions are healthy for the team". Coach should be somebody who is good for Indian cricket. Who says I was not scheduled to come? As a coach, I am sure he's going to bring a lot of good to Indian cricket. Indian cricket fans will be hoping the issue between the coach and the players is resolved sooner rather than later, but till the time it exists, they will hope that team's interest is placed ahead of personal problems.