Former India opener Virender Sehwag revealed on Monday that he applied for the position of Team India head coach in 2017 after then-captain Virat Kohli approached him.
“If Virat Kohli and then BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary hadn’t approached me, I wouldn’t have applied,” Sehwag told News18.
“We had a meeting, and he (Choudhary) told me that things weren’t working out between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble we want you to take the coaching position.
“He told me that Kumble’s contract will expire after the Champions Trophy in 2017, after which you will be able to travel to the West Indies with the team.”
During the event, Sehwag also stated that he has no regrets about not being able to become Team India’s captain.
“Not at all, I’m pleased with what I accomplished,” he said.
“I got the opportunity to play for India, got so much love and appreciation from fans, and even if I had captained Team India, I would have gotten the same respect,” he added.