New Delhi: Australian spin legend Shane Warne has denied claims that he is ready to take on coaching role with India.

Warne on Thursday dismissed media reports that he is interested in taking up the vacant coach`s job with World champions India after South African Gary Kirsten decided against extending his contract.

"Just told on bus - apparently I put my hand up to coach India. Wow - first I have heard of it. Sorry to disappoint but never said that!!!" Warne tweeted, putting to rest all speculations.

Kirsten quit India coach`s post yesterday after guiding the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side to the World Cup title in Mumbai`s Wankhede Stadium last week.

No sooner Kirsten retired, rumours flew thick and fast that the 41-year-old former Australian leg-spinner was interested in the job.

Warne, who is in India as coach-cum-captain of Rajasthan Royals for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League, had on April 5 told reporters in Jaipur that it will be difficult for India to find a suitable replacement for Kirsten.

(Agencies)