"I tell Rahul Dravid you can't do an IPL, but [then] I [can't] tell the others you can do what you do and I will pay you", the official said, pointing out inconsistencies if Zaheer were to be employed without resolving possible conflict issues.
The hiring as Zaheer Khan as bowling coach and Rahul Dravid as overseas batting consultant for Tests is yet to be implemented with Shastri interested in hiring Bharat Arun in Zaheer' place and limiting the latter's role as a consultant just like Dravid's.
Sehwag, one of the five candidates who went for the interview, gave the third best presentation after eventual victor of the job Ravi Shastri and Tom Moody's.
Since his retirement, the 42-year-old has steered Yorkshire to consecutive County Championships titles in 2014 and 2015.
Gillespie said he was not able to decide this time whether to apply for the post or not. "Maybe one day in a couple of years that'd be something I'd seriously consider", Gillespie was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.More news: Trian launches public fight to add Peltz to P&G's board
"Sri Lanka was one of my favourite places to tour as a player, I loved playing cricket there, I love the country, it'd be a fantastic job", he added. Now the former pacer has taken charge of Papua New Guinea on an interim basis.
"But, and this is with all due respect, they haven't had a history of sticking with their coaches for too long".
"The recent history over last five or so years, there's been a high turnover of coaches so that certainly would be in the back of coaches' minds - it'd be in the back of my mind".
The CoA, at a meeting in New Delhi on July 15, chose to hold in abeyance the appointments of Zaheer and Dravid, probably to find out from Shastri the roles that should be given to them over the next two years. If it's an global, then so be it. Dravid has also listed George, who is presently working as fielding coach with India's women's team at the World Cup in England.
"If you're the best man for the job, then you should get offered that opportunity".