Bangalore: National Cricket Academy's (NCA) governing council which met here on Friday under the chairmanship of Ravi Shastri, had decided to appoint Vishwanath as its batting coach, claims reports.
However former Team India batsman Gundappa R Vishwanath today declined to comment on the reports about his appointment as the batting coach of the city-based NCA.
Speaking to reporters, the little master, who scored his maiden Test century against Australia at Kanpur in 1969 and known for his artistic batsmanship in 70s and early 80s said he, too, heard about the news, but had not received any official confirmation from the BCCI.
''Until I get the official confirmation I would not be able to comment. However, I had been involved in the NCA as a batting consultant and have toured many places in the country,'' he added.
Gundappa, who also have worked as ICC Match Referee, is at present associated with Karnataka State Cricket Association Academy here.
Vishy has scored 6080 runs at an average of 41.93 in 91 Tests and also played in 25 ODIs. He led the country in two Tests.