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Sehwag's setting remark should not be taken otherwise: Thakur

Press Trust of India  |  Ludhiana 

Former chief Anurag Thakur today said Virender Sehwag's remark that he missed out on Indian cricket team's chief coach's post for the lack of patronage from the powers in the Board should not be taken otherwise.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a function here today, Thakur, who is a MP from Hamirpur in Haichal Pradesh, said the former opener played some unusual shots during his cricketing career and his statement that he did not have any "setting" for the coach's job of the Indian cricket team, should not be taken otherwise.

"It should not be taken otherwise," said Thakur, while pointing out that was known for springing surprises.

had on Friday said he missed out on becoming the Indian cricket team's chief coach for the lack of patronage from the powers within the and will not apply for the position again.

lost out to Ravi Shastri, who was touted as the choice of skipper Virat Kohli -- an appointment that was not unanimous with former captain Sourav Ganguly, a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), strongly against the decision.

"Dekhiye main coach isliye nahi ban paaya kyonki jo bhi coach chun rahe the unse mera koi setting nahin tha. (Look I couldn't become the (India) coach because I didn't have any setting (common slang for hobnobbing with decision-makers) with those who were in power of appointing the coach)," Sehwag had told hindi channel 'TV' during a chat show.

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 22:13 IST