Hours after resigning as Head Coach of Team India, Anil Kumble has said he was “informed for the first time yesterday Monday by the BCCI that the captain had reservations with my style and about my continuing as head coach”. While stating that the CAC (cricket advisory committee) entrusted with the responsibility of deciding who will be the future coach had backed him for the job, Kumble said “it was apparent the partnership with Virat Kohli was untenable , and I therefore believe it is best for me to move on”.
The former leg-spinner who accounts for most number of test wickets by an Indian, Anil Kumble has stepped down as head coach of the Indian Cricket Team just 4 days right before the limited-overs tour of the West Indies, even as the team was mid-flight to the Caribbean. He stayed back in London after the Champions Trophy which concluded on Sunday; as the chairman of the ICC’s cricket committee, he is supposed to be participating in the chief executives committee conference there.
Here is a look at how different cricketing Legends and experts all over the world voiced their opinion on twitter regarding Anil Kumble’s ouster:
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 20, 2017
@anilkumble1074 stepping down shows even CAC (Sachin, Ganguly, Laxman) failed to broker peace between him and Virat Kohli…
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 20, 2017
My biggest teachers was coach Uwe.I hated him!But stuck with him for 20 years.He always told me things I did not want to hear.#justsaying
— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) June 20, 2017
— Gurudas Kamat (@KamatGurudas) June 21, 2017
Organisations must strive to preserve committed people. I will be disappointed if there isn’t a bigger role for @anilkumble1074
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 20, 2017
This Anil Kumble episode is sad, no?
When he was captain, he was pretty much a combination of the passion of Kohli and the calmness of Dhoni
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) June 20, 2017
— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) June 20, 2017
I wonder if Indian team have issues with man like Anil Kumble what will happen if Sehwag becomes Indian team coach. #PAKvIND
— Shoaib Akhtar (@ShoaibI00mph) June 20, 2017
Gratitude has obviously been thrown out o window by whoever raising 'revolt' against Ind's giant @anilkumble1074!Loser's Indn Crkt o course!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) June 20, 2017
If Players Expect A Coach Who’ll Take Them Shopping, Then Anil Kumble Had To Go: Sunil Gavaskar – NDTV. thank you for taking a stand sir
— Raj Sharma (@Rajksisania) June 20, 2017