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SA board has approached me for coach job: Gary Kirsten

April 03, 2011 20:35 IST

After guiding the Indian team to the coveted World Cup title after a gap of 28 years in his final assignment as coach, Gary Kirsten may be seen in the same avatar with his native South Africa.

Talking to BBC Radio 5, Kirsten said he has been approached by Cricket South Africa to take over as coach from Corrie Van Zyl in June but is yet to take a decision.

Gary Kirsten"They have approached me but I've said I'm not going to make any decisions just yet. I need to take some time off and clear my mind for a while after this magnificent journey," he said.

After India attained its hour of glory, the 43-year-old former South Africa opener was chaired around the ground by ecstatic young players Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina, who have grown under him to become vital cogs in the team, to the roar of the packed Wankhede Stadium.

Under Kirsten, the Indian team rose to become the world's highest ranked Test outfit in 2009 and has maintained that coveted spot till date, besides attaining the pinnacle of the one-day game by winning the World Cup on Saturday.

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