Get the app

Will Be Hard to Fill Anil Kumble's Shoes: Virender Sehwag

Former India opener Virender Sehwag has finally spoken on Anil Kumble resigning as Indian Cricket Team’s head coach saying that it will hard to fill in his big shoes.

Cricketnext Staff |June 21, 2017, 4:54 PM IST
Will Be Hard to Fill Anil Kumble's Shoes: Virender Sehwag

New Delhi: Former India opener Virender Sehwag has finally spoken on Anil Kumble resigning as Indian Cricket Team’s head coach saying that it will hard to fill in his big shoes.

Kumble, on Tuesday quit as the coach of the Indian Team citing ‘untenable’ relationship with the captain. Sehwag is one of the front runners to replace him even though the BCCI has invited fresh applications for the post.

“I have never played under Kumble – the coach. However, he has been my senior, my captain. In fact my comeback in international cricket was under him. The Indian team’s performance under him has been phenomenal. Whoever comes in as his successor will find it hard to fill in his shoes,” Sehwag was quoted as saying by UC News.

“His achievements as a coach will be hard to replicate. I can’t comment on his coaching style but as a senior, as a player there is no one better than him.”

The cricketer turned commentator also stated that he would like an Indian coach take over the reins instead of a foreigner being roped in.

“There is not much difference between an Indian coach and a foreign coach. I think an Indian coach can communicate in a better way. Sometimes, it often happens that a person is more comfortable in expressing his opinion in Hindi and not in English. That way you gain the confidence of the players,” Sehwag stated. “With Indian coaches you can also joke around.”

There were also reports that Sehwag had sent a two-line CV for India coach’s post to the BCCI. However, he denied doing such a thing saying,”If I had to send a small CV, my name would have been enough. I want to know the source of these stories, so that I can also that person about how he got the information.”

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 India 8411 263
4 Australia 5471 261
5 South Africa 4407 259
see more