Waugh rules out coaching Indian cricket team

Updated: 15 February 2011 16:23 IST

Legendary Australian captain Steve Waugh has ruled out coaching the Indian cricket team once South African Gary Kirsten steps down from the post after the World Cup.

Waugh rules out coaching Indian cricket team
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Kolkata:

Legendary Australian captain Steve Waugh has ruled out coaching the Indian cricket team once South African Gary Kirsten steps down from the post after the World Cup.

"Gary Kirsten was a certain choice because he was not certainly in the focus of the media. He was low profile. Coaching becomes a trouble when coach becomes the face giving lot of interviews. That's not the job of the coach. The coach's job has to be in the background. Gary did a great job," said Waugh while speaking at an event here.

"For me I am much more interested in mentoring players. I am mentoring few players of Olympic team of Australia. I am really enjoying it. I like this challenge. Coaching the Indian side would be challenging.

"But I think there are always better options. There are other better Indian players to do this job. I think this is a job for a low profile individual. I feel this is not the job of Sourav Ganguly or Steve Waugh where there would be too much media glare," said Waugh.

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