Mumbai: Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag on Tuesday evaded questions on the controversial selection of the Indian team's head coach after being pipped by Ravi Shastri. Sehwag, when asked whether he was told about a separate batting and bowling coach, said "if you ask questions on "Umeed India" (the show he is promoting) then I will answer. Thanks."

Sehwag was among the shortlisted candidates who were interviewed by the Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. He then spoke on difficulties faced by Indian athletes to prepare for events like the Olympics and World Championships.

If you ask questions on “Umeed India”then I will answer. Thanks
Virender Sehwag

When asked about his struggle when compared to these athletes, the former right-handed batsman said, "My struggle was nothing in comparison to them. For me cricketing facilities were available at every corner, there are 1000s of academies in Delhi where (one) gets facilities and equipments. There is no struggle for us cricketers in front of them."