Sehwag said that he will not apply for the post again. Sehwag said he was asked what kind of relationship should a captain and coach share. "(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)", Sehwag told the channel. The former India opener also predicted a 4-1 ODI series win for India and said that Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal would be more than adequate replacement for Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. "They can't turn down and say, 'Please pick me, please pick me.' That's the height of desperation". Only one would be selected. "I will not repeat that mistake". "I have no grudges or hard feelings". "It was only later the other two members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) (Ganguly and VVS Laxman) could not voice their opinion against Sachin's wish and Viru's application was thus dumped", said Sharma. They are not. So presumably, if they were not asked, how can they go and how can they play. I can live with the fact that I was not picked.
"I've got nothing to say". Sehwag also spoke with Kohli, who supported the move he said. The 38-year-old also added that Kumble would had been the most "capable coach" for the Indian team. The BCCI (acting) secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and GM (Operations) MV Sridhar came to me and requested me to think about the offer.
"I also had a word with Virat Kohli, he asked me to go for it". Like I am saying for the Pakistan Super League are India commentators asked to come or Indian umpires come and asked to officiate. "I would have never applied". "I did not think [about applying for the job]. I never thought of applying on my own nor will I ever apply in future".
Admittedly unhappy with how Kumble was shown the door, Sehwag also revealed that he tried to resolve the differences between the captain and the coach in England during the Champions Trophy where he was a part of the commentary panel of the official broadcaster. Again, I am not thinking about that. "I would have never applied", he said. India too would like to make amends after their defeat in the last bilateral series against the visitors during their tour to down under. "So it is a commendable achievement against Sri Lanka", he opined and then repeated his recent comment that MS Dhoni is a must for the 2019 World Cup. "If a captain finds himself in a hard position unable to take a decision or takes a bad decision, me, as a coach, I should make him understand like an elder brother that this decision is not in the interest of the team". He is fit and performing.
The Indian captain recently took to Twitter to post a short video of him doing one-handed push-ups, an arduous exercise for many. Sehwag said his association with Kings XI Punjab is on and he is preparing for the auction.
"I would want to change my name to Sachin Tendulkar if I could do it".