Team India cannot afford to hire me as a coach: Shane Warne

However, he conceded that he is on very good terms with the Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

Shane Warne
Shane Warne. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has ruled out the possibility that he might turn out to be the next head coach of the Indian cricket team. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had recently invited applications for the post of the new head coach of the Indian team. This, in essence, meant that the tenure of the current Indian head coach Anil Kumble will end after the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

There are several names floating on the media who can potentially be the replacements for Anil Kumble in the league to be the new coach of the most celebrated cricket team in the world. Among those, even Kumble had got a direct entry in the new applications. Other top contenders among Indian cricketers include Lalchand Rajput and Virender Sehwag.


Among the overseas contenders, the names of Stuart Law and Tom Moody is doing the rounds at the moment. It will be interesting to see who takes up the role eventually. For now, it seems that there is one man who is not willing to take up the coveted post. There are many others who aspire to take the all important spot but not former Australian cricketer Shane Warne.

Too expensive

As per the quotes in Mid Day, Warne quipped that he has a very expensive tag along with him. The Indian cricket board can definitely not afford someone like him at the moment. However, he conceded that he is on very good terms with the Indian skipper Virat Kohli but then the price tag issue continues to be the dictating term in the game.

“I am very expensive, I don’t think they can afford me. Virat Kohli and me can have a good partnership, but as I said, I am very, very expensive,” quoted Shane Warne.

Warne is currently in England where he is working with the commentary panel for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.