Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie says he might consider applying for India head coach in future

Gillespie said he was not able to decide this time whether to apply for the post or not.

PTI, Jul, 16 2017

Sydney: Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie on Sunday said he might be interested in applying for India coach's job in a couple of years.

"I think it would have been a wonderful job and I congratulate Ravi Shastri on getting that job, maybe one day in a couple of years that'd be something I'd seriously consider," Gillespie was quoted saying cricket.com.au.

Australian test cricketer Jason Gillespie talks during a television interview at a resort in Coolum, about 110 km (68 miles) north of Brisbane, August 29, 2006. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA) - RTR1GS8N

File photo of Jason Gillespie. Reuters

On 11 July, Ravi Shastri was named as Indian cricket team's chief coach, replacing Anil Kumble, who exited after a much publicised difference of opinion with captain Virat Kohli.

Gillespie said he was not able to decide this time whether to apply for the post or not.

"I talked a lot about that with my family, I had days where I thought, right, I'm definitely applying for it, I'm going to have a crack and see how far I get," said the 42- year-old former Australian pacer.

"Other days where I wasn't so sure. In the end, I just felt I wasn't quite ready for that opportunity," said Gillespie, who took 259 Test wickets in 71 matches and 142 wickets in 97 ODIs in his international career.

Published Date: Jul 16, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 16, 2017



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