Angry Warne clears air on Indian coaching rumours

Current India coach Anil Kumble’s contract expires at the end of this month, and the BCCI invited applications for the post just as India was about to leave for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England.

Shane Warne was quoted by a section of media as saying he was “too expensive” for the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to afford.   -  Getty Images

 

Australian spin legend Shane Warne on Wednesday took a dig at Indian media for blowing out of proportion his comments about being approached for the role of India coach.

Warne was quoted by a section of media as saying he was “too expensive” for the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to afford.

“I am very expensive, I don’t think they can afford me,” Warne was quoted as saying by Mid-Day. “Virat Kohli and me can have a good partnership, but as I said, I am very, very expensive.”

Lashing out at such remarks, Warne tweeted:

 

Warne also denied he had said anything about his partnership with India captain Virat Kohli.

 

Current India coach Anil Kumble’s contract expires at the end of this month, and the BCCI invited applications for the post just as India was about to leave for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England.

Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Craig McDermott, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput, and Dodda Ganesh are in line for the job along with Kumble who has re-applied.

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