Would love to coach Team India, says Shane Warne
New Delhi: Legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne has expressed his desire to coach the Indian cricket team if he is approached for the role.
"I would love to work with the Indian team. I think they are a very talented team, wonderful team to work for. There is a lot of pressure, a billion plus people supporting the Indian team, if you make a mistake you cop it. If the opportunity came about, I would think about it," the former leg-spinner said.
"I have never said no in my life to anything. I have always been open for anything, whether that is coaching India, coaching an Indian Premier League (IPL) team, coaching England, maybe not. I definitely want to stay involved in cricket. I love commentary and I hope people enjoy listening to me. I am not sure I am ready to coach right now, maybe down the track but I never say no to an opportunity," he added.
"If an opportunity presents itself or comes to my door I would always weigh it up and then give an honest answer about what I think. If you can't give 100 percent to whatever it maybe then you are better off saying no. But that if opportunity came and you say you would love to do it then everything else stops and you can take up that opportunity that may be," the 46-year-old Australian further said.
India haven't had a head coach since Duncan Fletcher's contract expired following the 50-over World Cup last year. Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri is currently the team’s director. He is expected to leave his post after the conclusion of the World Twenty20 tournament.
The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to appoint a full term coach for the national side.