It’s Viru style: 2-line application for multi-crore job

Short and straight. That’s how Virender Sehwag believes in finishing it off. Even if it’s an application for a multi-crore rupee, most lucrative job in the world of cricket.

This approach is evident in Sehwag’s CV as he applied for the job of the Indian cricket team coach. After being persuaded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India officials.

The candidates were to submit their CV along with the application. Sehwag’s short two-line CV reads, ‘mentor and a coach of Kings XI Punjab and has played with all the boys before’.

Virender Sehwag had sent in a two-line application for the job of India coach before he was persuaded to submit a full resume by the Indian cricket board.
Sehwag’s application just said that he is a ‘mentor and a coach of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and has played with all these (Indian) boys before’.

“Sehwag being Sehwag has sent his application in two lines. There was no CV attached to it. We had to ask him to send his CV too along with his application. After all it will be the first time he is set to appear for the interview,” writes Devendra Pandey for Indian Express, quoting sources.

Sehwag was in Edgbaston, England, for the India vs Pakistan game for commentary but has flown back to India to do his commentary from the studio. The BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) consisting of erstwhile legends Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman will conduct the interviews from London. Sehwag would be interviewed on Skype.

Laxman flew to England on Monday to join the other CAC members. Sehwag was contacted by one of the general managers of the BCCI on the sidelines of an IPL game, and asked to apply for the job of coach.