Rather, the former coaching director of India had persistently asked the board to call him if he thought he needed a coach. The 55-year-old former captain served as the Director of the Indian team between 2014 and 2016 where he led the team to the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
This only grows in the wake of the consistently positive results that the Indian team delivered during Kumble's tenure as Head Coach.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli spat, which came to light after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, should have been handled in a mature way.
Former India skipper Ravi Shastri has reportedly made a decision to throw his hat into the ring as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hunts for the next India head coach following the controversial exit of leg-spin legend Anil Kumble. In a report in Times of India, it had been said that the skipper had met BCCI's Advisory Committee members Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman to put forth Shastri name on the list of candidates. The relation between Kumble and Kohli, which is exactly opposite of Shastri. But the CAC has the authority to request the BCCI to allow the interview of candidates from the outside who they deem fit for the position. The last date for submissions is July 9.
Shastri, who had applied for the job even in 2016 after Duncan Fletcher left the spot vacant, rubbished claims that he would send in his application only on assurance of getting the job.
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It is learnt that Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput, among others have also applied for the position. If appointed, Shastri will get a two-year contract and his term will run up to the 2019 World Cup. The former spinner was offered a one-year contract.