The former dashing India opener Virender Sehwag has recently said Virat Kohli is not the only decision maker in the Indian team.

In an event in Meerut, the right-handed batsman said though Kohli is the captain of the team, in many cases his job is only to give opinions. He backed his statement citing that despite having Kohli’s support; Sehwag didn’t get the head coach role.

Incidentally, after Anil Kumble resigned from the head coach earlier this year citing untenable relationship with Virat Kohli, Sehwag was one among many who applied for that prestigious role.

However, the three-member advisory committee led by Sourav Ganguly chose Ravi Shastri as the India coach, who lost out to Anil Kumble one year back.

Sehwag further mentioned that it was after talking with Kohli, he applied for that role. He gave this example to prove the fact that Kohli’s every decision is not moving. Notably, there was a rumour that Sehwag wrote only one line in his CV. However, the cricketer denied this. He further added the one-line thing was the brainchild of the media, and he did all the formalities required.


The first Indian cricketer to score a triple century in Test cricket against Pakistan in 2004 feels India should play cricket with Pakistan. However, the final call will be taken by the government.

It is for the government to decide. However, my personal opinion is that India should play cricket with Pakistan,” Sehwag admitted when asked about the same.

Sehwag also said he enjoyed opening the innings with master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Adam Gilchrist was second on the list. The batsman, who was known smash all the bowlers admitted Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan troubled him at times.

The 39-year-old former cricketer who expresses his opinion on every social issue revealed he has no intentions to enter into national politics now. However, he wants his biography to be written and a biopic on two times Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar.