In a big revelation about his failed application for the position of Indian cricket team coach, on Friday former cricketer Virender Sehwag said that he couldn’t land the job because he had no “setting” inside the cricket board, i.e. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Sehwag lost the position to Ravi Shastri, who was rumoured to be Virat Kohli’s first choice, and further added that he will never apply for the coaching post again.

The now retired explosive batsman revealed that Ravi Shastri was instated as the coach of Indian team despite disapproval from Sourav Ganguly, member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). He continued by saying that he had no cordial connections with those who were involved in the selection process of the coach; hence he couldn’t get the job.

Sehwag also said that applying for the position was not on his mind, a certain section of BCCI misguided him and pushed him into applying for it. He named Amitabh Chaudhary and MV Sridhar, who went to him to offer the then lying vacant position of head coach. He further said that he thought about it and even talked to Captain Virat Kohli, before giving a nod for the application.

Further adding to his case, he said he was oblivious to the fact that Ravi Shastri was running for the post and if he had known, he would have never applied for it.