Apparently, the alleged rift between coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli was not a hoax. On June 20, Tuesday, Anil Kumble resigned from the post of team India coach, as a rather surprising stance. It was still not that intense until he acknowledged that BCCI informed him about Kohli’s reservation about his style and him continuing as the head coach. Kumble made it fairly clear since his “partnership was untenable” with Kohli, he wanted not to “move on.” The Caribbean tour will begin by the end of this week and the team might have to leave without the head coach. If fact, the team was already on the way when Kumble resigned.
Kumble will be attending ICC Chief executives committee meeting in London as the chairman. The coach did not travel with the team remaining behind in London. There was also reports on players being a bit scratchy on Kumble’s way of doing business. The allegation was, his style is “intimidating.” Thus, Kumble’s relationships with players was not very healthy. However, the performance of team India under his leadership hauled it to become the top Test team for the longest stretch so far. The latest and only failure India faced was the defeated in ICC Champions Trophy against arch rivals, the Pakistan team.
Recruited as the head coach of Team India before a year, Kumble took the helm with a one year contract. He brought several changes into the team. One of such changes was the compulsory need to play two first-class matches in domestic circuit before playing an international test. BCCI rolled out the advertisement for interview for the new coach even if it was expected that his term would be extended automatically after the current tenure of a year. If fact, the head coach’s tenure ended by end of the Champions Trophy, but BCCI extended the contract until the end of West Indies series.
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