Warne: I would love to work with the Indian team


Former Australia spinner Shane Warne says he would love to work with the India team and would not say no if the opportunity arose to coach the Asian side.

Ravi Shastri is the current India team director but is expected to leave the role now that the Asian side has been ousted from the World T20 on home soil at the semifinal stage.

A legend of the game with 708 wickets in 145 Tests, Warne does not think he is ready to coach yet but would not say no to a challenge.

Warne said: "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 came about, I would think about it.

"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."

Warne added: "If an opportunity presents itself or comes to my door I would always weigh it up and then give an honest answer about what I think. If you can't give 100 percent to whatever it maybe then you are better off saying no.

"But that if opportunity came and you say you would love to do it then everything else stops and you can take up that opportunity that may be."