Former India opener Virender Sehwag, who recently revealed that he once applied to become India’s head coach after Virat Kohli’s appeal, has come up with another instance, when he was promised to be appointed as India’s captain but was denied the opportunity later on.
Notably, Sehwag will be down in history as India’s first T20I captain. Further, Viru has captained the Men in Blue on 12 occasions but never got the chance to be a full-time skipper. In the latest development, the 44-year-old, speaking to News 18, revealed that when Gregg Chappell joined the team in 2005, he promised him to be the next captain of the Indian team.
“When Chappell arrived in 2005, the first thing he told me was I will be the next captain after Sourav Ganguly. However, in the next two months, I was dropped from the team, let alone be a captain.”
Sehwag further talked about foreign coaches being hired for the Indian team. “I do not believe that we need to hire foreign coaches as we have enough talents in our country. Several former players told me that Indian coaches get biased, but I feel the foreign coaches, too feel the pressure of big names in the team.”