According to reports, former Australian spinner Shane Warne on Wednesday suggested that he’d vie for the position of Indian coach if afforded the opportunity, as the World Cup-winning nation search for a successor to Gary Kirsten.
Having announced earlier in the year that he would renew his contract with the BCCI after the ODI showpiece, former South African batsman Kirsten brought to a triumphant end to his role as head coach of the sub-continental big guns with victory over Sri Lanka in Saturday’s final in Mumbai.
“It is a very difficult job to be India coach, it is never easy,” Warne was quoted as saying in the Mail Today.
“But with India doing so well, it is a lot easier to take over right now than it has been in the past. I’ll enjoy working with the Indian cricket team for sure.
“Kirsten is a quality person and it would be hard to find a replacement for him. Under him, the Indian team has reached the number one spot in Tests and won the World Cup.
“He is a fantastic coach.”
Warne finished his international career in 2007 and has since, among other off-field exploits, captained and coached the Rajasthan Royals across three editions of the Twenty20 Indian Premier League, the first of which saw the Jaipur-bred franchise claim the title under the animated Australian’s leadership. Cricket365