According to a report, the BCCI had offered Mahela Jayawardene to become the head coach of Team India.
Many former veteran players of the world dream of becoming the coach of the Indian team. But the former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene was given this offer by the BCCI itself, which he has turned down. At present, the head coach of Team India is former Indian all-rounder Ravi Shastri, whose tenure is ending after the upcoming World Cup 2021. Shastri has already denied that he will not take over the responsibility of the coach post of Team India. Meanwhile, the world’s richest and influential cricket board BCCI has started looking for a new coach.Also Read – T20 World Cup 2021: Virat Kohli had to talk to BCCI… Kapil Dev unhappy with his decision to step down
In the discussions, the name of former Indian coach Anil Kumble has also come up once again. However, there is no information about whether Kumble will accept this post again. He had resigned from his first term in the year 2017. Then Kumble spoke of differences with Virat Kohli. Also Read – IPL 2021, CSK vs MI Probable Playing XI & Dream11 Team: Know Possible Playing XI, Choose Captain in Dream11
Meanwhile, according to a report in the English newspaper The Indian Express, before contacting Kumble, the BCCI had also approached former Sri Lankan captain and veteran batsman Mahela Jayawardene for this post. The board wanted to appoint Jayawardene as the head coach of the team but he has refused the offer. Also Read – Pathan surprised by Kohli’s decision to quit captaincy; Said- What will happen if India wins the T20 World Cup?
There are reports that Jayawardene currently wants to become the coach of the Sri Lankan team. Apart from this, if he accepted the post of coach of Team India, he would have had to leave the coaching of Mumbai Indians because according to the new constitution of BCCI, if a person is in one position in BCCI, then he cannot take another responsibility in IPL. Jayawardene has been a great batsman of his time. He has played 149 Tests, 448 ODIs and 55 T20 Internationals for Sri Lanka.
Jayawardene has 11814 runs in Tests, 12,650 runs in ODIs, while 1493 runs in T20 format. This batsman has a total of 54 international centuries, including 7 double centuries.