On India’s coaching job: Yes I have applied for the post, confirms Ravi Shastri

New Delhi: Former Team India director Ravi Shastri on Monday applied for the chief coach’s post of the Indian cricket team, soon after the Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) advertised for the same.

The former India captain, who had worked with the Indian team for 18 months as its director, said that he had applied for the post and had mailed all the documents to the board.

“Yes, I have applied for the chief coach’s post today morning. I have emailed all the requisite documents that were asked for in the advertisement.

“Whatever is required by the BCCI , I have provided them. If you ask me whether I am confident or not, all I can say is that my job was to apply for the post and I have done that. I cannot comment on anything else,” said the 54-year-old.

In an interview earlier, Shastri called the time spent with the Indian team as his most memorable experience.

During his tenure as team director, the notable achievements have been a 3-0 T20 whitewash of Australia, ODI series win in England, away Test series win against Sri Lanka after 22 years, Test series win against South Africa at home, apart from the semi-final finishes in the 50-over and T20 World Cups.

Shastri is the biggest name that has so far applied for the coveted post apart from current chairman of selectors and another former coach Sandeep Patil , who has also thrown his hat in the ring.