As if the controversy was not itself any bigger, in a bizarre turn of the event an engineer applies for India’s Head Coach post. Yes, it is true. An engineer from Burdwan, West Bengal who believes that skipper Virat Kohli is arrogant and needs to be brought back on track. With Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli rift becoming one of the most talked about topics on social media post-Kumble’s revelations, it has taken an ugly turn. Whereas many have sided with Kumble keeping in mind his past, some have stuck to Kohli who has been leading the side. In a hilarious follow-up, an engineer Upendra Nath Brahmachari with no cricketing experience whatsoever has sent his application, competing with Tom Moody and Virender Sehwag.
In a screenshot released by News 18 of the original mail Brahmachari wrote, “I am en engineer and working with an MNC in the construction field and I don’t have the experiences required by BCCI. But still, I feel that I would be the right choice for the said post,[sic]”
“After the resignation of the legendary cricketer Mr Anil Kumble I decided to apply [for] the post of head coach of Indian cricket team (Men’s) as I feel that the captain of Team India, Mr Virat Kohli doesn’t need a legend as coach. If the CAC select any former cricketer (as per the requirement of BCCI’s advertisement) as coach he will also be insulted by Virat the outcome will be like Anil.”
He strongly feels that he can bring some change in Kohli’s behaviour as he says, “Why I should be appointed as the head coach? Because I can adjust with the arrogant attitude of the captain & no legend can do so and slowly I will drag him to the right track & then BCCI can appoint a legend as the head coach,” Upendra wrote.
“Hence it’s my modest request, considering the above thinks [sic] please give me a chance to face the VAC and appoint me as the head coach of the Indian cricket team (Men’s),” he added.