Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene was offered the top job of being Team India’s head coach before it was offered to Anil Kumble by the BCCI.
However the offer was turned down by the former team captain of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is on the lookout for their next candidate to become the Indian cricket team’s next head coach, with current coach Ravi Shastri parting ways with the job at the end of his tenure.
Ravi Shastri is to step down from the India’s high profile portfolio after the conclusion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE and Oman.
Eventually the portfolio had been offered to the former Indian Cricket coach Anil Kumble who had resigned his portfolio after he had disagreements with Virat Kholi in 2017.
Jayawardene featured in 149 Test matches and 448 ODIs for Sri Lanka while scoring 11814 runs in Test match cricket and 12650 runs in the ODIs.
Allegedly Jayawardene had been approached due to his iconic individual career as well as the laurels he has achieved as Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians’ (MI) head coach. (World Broadcasting)