Former opening batsman Virender Sehwag sent a ‘two-line resume’ to the BCCI while applying for the Indian cricket team coach’s job, according to media reports.

Instead of sending a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), Sehwag is learnt to have sent an application which only mentioned himself as mentor of Kings XI Punjab in the IPL while also stating that he has played with the current Indian team players.

His application just said that he is a ‘mentor and a coach of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and has played with all these (Indian) boys before’.

“Sehwag being Sehwag has sent his application in two lines. There was no CV attached to it. We had to ask him to send his CV too along with his application. After all it will be the first time he is set to appear for the interview,” source in the BCCI informed The Indian Express on Monday.

Apart from the incumbent Anil Kumble and Sehwag, former Australian fast bowler and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody, Englishman Richard Pybus, former India cricketers Dodda Ganesh and domestic veteran Lalchand Rajput have applied for the job. It is learnt that Kumble will have to appear once again in front of CAC and go through the interview process, just like Ravi Shastri had done last year.

Sehwag was in Edgbaston in England for the India vs Pakistan game for commentary but has flown back to India to do his commentary from the studio. The BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) consisting of erstwhile legends Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman will conduct the interviews from London. Sehwag would be interviewed on Skype. Laxman flew to England on Monday to join the other CAC members. Sehwag was contacted by one of the general managers of the BCCI on the sidelines of an IPL game, and asked to apply for the job of coach.

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