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

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

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 05:06 pm | Updated Date: Jul 16, 2017 05:06 pm

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