Nearly two weeks after reports surfaced that Virender Sehwag sent a two-line resume while applying for the India head coach’s job, the former India cricketer has denied that was the case, saying if he indeed wanted to send such a short resume, merely forwarding his name would have been enough. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বিসিসিআইকে দুই লাইনের সিভি পাঠানো প্রসঙ্গে মুখ খুললেন শেহবাগ]
Sehwag, who is popular on social networking site Twitter for his witty remarks, said he sent a CV which was fully compliant with the BCCI norms.
“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,” Sehwag said in an interview with UCWeb.
Earlier it was reported by The Indian Express that Sehwag had sent a two-line application for the job of India coach before he was persuaded to submit a full resume by the Indian cricket board. His application just said that he is a ‘mentor and a coach of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and has played with all these (Indian) boys before’.
“Sehwag being Sehwag has sent his application in two lines. There was no CV attached to it. We had to ask him to send his CV too along with his application. After all it will be the first time he is set to appear for the interview,” source in the BCCI had informed.
Meanwhile the Delhi batsman revealed that he rates Sourav Ganguly as the best Indian captain. He also spoke on the importance of cricket legend and former opening batting partner Sachin Tendulkar’s guidance in his progress as a batsman.
“Sourav taught me how to keep patience and is my all-time favourite captain. 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,” he remarked.
Sehwag also said he loved to punish the Pakistani bowlers, especially speedster Shoaib Akhtar, by hitting them for boundaries.
“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 said.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com