Kohli admits discussion with Vettori on coaching role

Virat Kohli has admitted that he had discussed the prospect of coaching India 'a while back' with Daniel Vettori, but downplayed the matter, stating that a number of candidates had been spoken to.

Daniel Vettori is the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore this season.   -  G. P. Sampath Kumar

Virat Kohli has admitted that he had discussed the prospect of coaching India 'a while back' with Daniel Vettori, but downplayed the matter, stating that a number of candidates had been spoken to.

"All these things do come up when there is a scenario where you have to appoint someone (as a coach)," he said here on Thursday. "I don't know how it has come out now. I have spoken to him a while back. We have spoken to a few other people as well, which everyone knows about. I can’t say anything more about it because I don’t know how it has come out now."

Ravi Shastri's contract as team director ended with the World T20, since when a number of names have been linked with the Indian coaching job. Vettori is currently coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, where Kohli is captain.

When asked if any Indian names were under discussion, Kohli retorted: "You guys (the media) tend to know more about it, so I will wait for your verdict on that. I certainly don't know what's going on. I'm not giving you any masala."

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