“An impressive presentation does not make you a good coach”: Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag

After the Kumble-Kohli episode and Kumble’s resignation, now the selection of India’s new head coach is in the highlights. And probably every big name in cricket has his own suggestions on this topic. Former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly on Friday said that apart from other cricketing skills, a coach requires man-management and situation understanding skills.

Ganguly also said that cricket is a captain’s game and coach can only help and get the team going. He feels that a coach’s ability is not decided by a good presentation but it takes more.  “An impressive presentation does not make you a good coach. Various things are needed to make a good coach — like man-management skill, situation-understanding skill,” he said.

“We played in the final of the Champions Trophy. We will try and do our best,” Ganguly, who has former colleagues Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman in the three-member CAC, which has been again appointed the task to find the next India coach, said.

Clearing the news on Virender Sehwag‘s two line CV, he said,  “I’ve seen Sehwag’s CV and it’s not a two-liner one. He has a complete CV. But can you become the India coach by sending a CV?”

“Coach is made on the ground. And he is Sehwag, a known personality. Everyone knows him and his cricketing skills. He’s not someone who has come from Midnapore district of West Bengal.”