The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is on a lookout for a suitable candidate to become the coach of Indian cricket team after Anil Kumble resigned. While Ravi Shastri is the latest name to join Virender Sehwag and Tom Moody in the race for India’s next coach, the BCCI has received an application that will interest you.
Even though BCCI had clearly mentioned that the candidate should have a prior coaching experience to be applicable for this role, an engineer applied for the job with a very interesting reason. Thirty-year-old mechanical engineer Upendra Nath Brahmachari, who hails from Nashik, applied for the role, saying that he needs to fix Virat Kohli’s arrogant attitude. Yes, you read it right.
Apparently, Upendra did not like the way Virat treated Kumble, and therefore, he wants to be the next coach so that he can fix his attitude and bring him on to the right track. In an interview to Sportstar, Upendra said –
‘I didn’t like the way Anil Kumble was treated by the Board and by captain (Virat) Kohli. He was humiliated because he didn’t toe Kohli’s line. My application is in protest against that… Why I should be appointed as the head coach? Because I can adjust with the arrogant attitude of the captain and no legend can do so. Slowly I will drag him on to the right track and then the BCCI can appoint a legend as the head coach.’
He said that he applied for the role even though he knew that BCCI won’t call him for an interview, as this was his way of protesting against Virat’s behaviour.
Here’s the copy of Upendra’s application letter –