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Former India opener Virender Sehwag has finally broken his silence to address the reports that he sent in a two-line application for the India head coach job.
Sehwag has been shortlisted for the position, but made headlines when it was reported that he only wrote two lines and did not give in a CV.
It is understood that Sehwag’s application said: “Mentor and a coach of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and has played with all these (Indian) boys before.”
When asked about this, the 38-year-old said: “I would be happy to get that two line CV from the media source. If I had to send a two line resume, my name was enough.”
Meanwhile, ahead of the Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan on Sunday, Sehwag revealed that Sourav Ganguly was the best captain India ever had.
He also shed light on the impact Sachin Tendulkar had whey they opened the batting together.
“Sourav taught me how to keep patience and is my all-time favourite captain,” he said. “On the other hand, Sachin gave me confidence, broke my superstitions and playing with him was like playing with the wall, you could play without any tension and hit boundaries freely.”
Whenever India and Pakistan play, it is a huge occasion for fans of both countries. Recalling his past battles with Pakistan, Sehwag admitted that there was no better sight than taking the attack to their bowling line-up.
However, he especially enjoyed it if his runs came thick and fast against former pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar.
“Pakistan was that one team against which I always loved hitting boundaries, especially against Shoaib Akhtar who used to bowl at 150 km/h,” he added.