Virender Sehwag backs Anil Kumble to turn into Indian cricket’s chairman of selectors


Sehwag feels that the BCCI wants to extend the pay for the job.

Virender Sehwag
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag. (Picture by MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Photos)

The Indian cricket’s choice committee, headed by MSK Prasad, has confronted a variety of criticism over the time being. Their credentials have been questioned on a variety of situations, particularly as a result of they’ve a cumulative expertise of enjoying solely 13 Checks. Plenty of choice selections have been slammed. Again in September 2016, Prasad, additionally a former Indian wicketkeeper, was appointed for the place.

Within the meantime, Virender Sehwag, the previous Indian cricketer, feels that Anil Kumble is the correct candidate for the position. Sehwag mentioned that Kumble is aware of find out how to inject confidence right into a participant, reminiscing an incident when Kumble assured him of his place within the nationwide staff.

“I believe Anil Kumble might be the correct candidate for the chairman of selectors publish. He’s somebody who has interacted with Sachin (Tendulkar), Sourav (Ganguly) and Rahul (Dravid) as a participant and with kids as a coach,” Sehwag informed the reporters in the course of the launch of latest app ‘The Selector’.

“Once I made a comeback (Australia collection 2007-08), captain Kumble got here to my room and mentioned you’ll not be dropped for the following two collection. That’s the type of confidence a participant wants,” the retired batsman was quoted as saying.

‘BCCI wants to boost the bar’

Kumble was beforehand the top coach of the Indian staff. Again in June 2016, Kumble was given the position, however he had an altercation with Indian skipper Virat Kohli. After a variety of controversy and chaos, Kumble determined to resign from his place and Ravi Shastri was appointed as the brand new coach.

So far as Kumble is worried, Sehwag feels that he gained’t comply with take up the place because the chairman of selectors will get solely Rs 1 crore each year. “BCCI wants to boost the bar so far as pay is worried. Then a variety of gamers will likely be ,” he added.

Speaking about his probabilities of turning into a selector, Sehwag mentioned that he gained’t have the ability to cope up with restrictions since he’s a columnist for a variety of media homes. “I write columns, seem on TV and being selector will imply a variety of restrictions. I don’t know whether or not I would love so many restrictions,” the veteran added.

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