With Chetan Sharma stepping down as head coach, BCCI is looking for a replacement. One of the names being floated for this job is former Indian player Virender Sehwag.
One of the best batsmen in Indian cricket, Sehwag is also the best record holder in all three formats. There are many who want to see him as a selector.
But former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has said that he should not wait for Sehwag to become the head coach. Currently, India’s chief selector is paid Rs 1 crore per year.
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So, Bhaji has said that it is a matter of financial loss for a player like Sehwag to be a selector and there is no possibility for him to agree.
“It will be more beneficial to have someone who has played a lot of games and has more knowledge about cricket as a selector. But why doesn’t anyone take that chance? I will give an example of that in the case of Sehwag.
If you ask him to be Chief Selector, a salary analysis needs to be done.
I don’t know how much a chief selector earns in India. But Sehwag earns more money in commentary and other fields related to cricket. To get a player like Sehwag in this position you have to pay more.
Unless you are willing to spend money, you will want to choose someone who has not played in any major tournaments and is not very experienced.
The way Rahul Dravid was coached, it would be appropriate to appoint someone with good experience as the chief selector.
Hope things go well. What is the problem if the coach and the selector get the same salary? A coach’s job is to stay with the team and plan things around the team.
Team selection is an equally important task. The best players need to be selected. Besides, there is no benefit in picking a player who is not a set for the coach or the team,” Harbhajan Singh said.
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