Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur has come in support of Virender Sehwag’s comments on that he didn’t become India’s coach as he has lack of patronage from the powers in the Board.
Speaking to the media during a function, Thakur said that Sehwag had played some unusual shots during his cricketing career and even his statement that he did not have any “setting” for the coach’s job of Team India, should not be taken otherwise.
On Friday, Sehwag expressed his thoughts on not becoming the Indian cricket team’s head coach for the lack of “setting” in BCCI and will not apply for the position again.
Sehwag lost out to Ravi Shastri, who was also a favorite candidate of skipper Virat Kohli. The appointment of India’s chief coach was done by former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, along with VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar’s a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), strongly against the decision.
During a chat with a Hindi news channel, Viru said, “Dekhiye main coach isliye nahi ban paaya kyonki jo bhi coach chun rahe the unse mera koi setting nahin tha. (Look I couldn’t become the (India) coach because I didn’t have any setting (common slang for hobnobbing with decision-makers) with those who were in power of appointing the coach).”