MUMBAI, April 1: Leg-spin legend Shane Warne on Friday expressed his desire to coach the Indian cricket team if he is approached for the role in the near future.
Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri is currently the team director. He is expected to leave his post after the conclusion of the World Twenty20 tournament.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to appoint a full term coach for the national side.
And Warne said that he had never said no in his life to anything when it comes to the game and is open to coach the side if such an opportunity arises.
�I would love to work with the Indian team. I think they are a very talented team, wonderful team to work for. There is a lot of pressure, a billion plus people supporting the Indian team, if you make a mistake you cop it. If the opportunity comes, I would think about it,� Warne told reporters here.
�I have never said no in my life to anything. I have always been open for anything, whether that is coaching India, coaching an Indian Premier League (IPL) team, coaching England, maybe not. I definitely want to stay involved in cricket. I love commentary and I hope people enjoy listening to me. I am not sure I am ready to coach right now, maybe down the track but I never say no to an opportunity.�
India suffered a shock seven-wicket loss to the West Indies in the World T20 semifinal clash at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday. � IANS