Kumble’s resignation leaves cricketing world in splits:


India, after the humiliating loss to Pakistan in Champions Trophy, had come across a lot of criticism from all around the world for their performance in the concluded Champions Trophy. A lot of them shared their views telling that India was overconfident in that match which resulted in an 180 run loss against Pakistan. But even before Champions Trophy, there noted a spat between Kohli and Kumble regarding the selection of few players. Gracefully, it didn’t make any impact on the performance of the game of Indian cricket team. But surprisingly, yesterday Kumble resigned to the post of Head coach. Below is the detailed report on that.

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In the wake of venturing down as India’s head mentor, Anil Kumble took to Twitter to thank the BCCI for the chance to mentor the Indian group. In his announcement, Kumble went ahead to illuminate that it was just a day prior to that he became more acquainted with through the BCCI that the Indian skipper Virat Kohli had reservations with his “style” and his consistency as the head mentor of the group. Also, despite the fact that the board endeavored to determine the issue, he trusted it was best for him to proceed onward.

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The 46-year-old, who was placed in control last June, trained India to 12 triumphs in 17 Tests and he attributed the accomplishment to the chief, the whole group, instructing and bolster the staff.

The BCCI had promoted for the mentor’s position just before the ICC Champions Trophy, provoking gossipy tidbits about a crack between the mentor and the skipper. Kumble expressed that considering Kohli’s reservations it was best to hand over the obligation to whomever the CAC and BCCI regarded fit as it was evident that the association (with Kohli) was untenable.

The previous captain went ahead to add that he conveyed to the table polished skill, teach, responsibility, trustworthiness, integral abilities and assorted perspectives and he generally regarded the part limits between the skipper and mentor. He additionally expressed that instructing part for him resembled ‘holding a mirror’ to drive self-change to the group’s advantage.

Words explicitly from Indian Coach – Anil Kumble:

“I am honored by the confidence reposed in me by the CAC, in asking me to continue as Head Coach. The credit for the achievements of the last one year goes to the Captain, the entire team, coaching and support staff.

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Post this intimation, I was informed for the first time yesterday by the BCCI that the Captain had reservations with my ‘style’ and about my continuing as the Head Coach. I was surprised since I have always respected the role boundaries between Captain and Coach. Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstandings between the Captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and I, therefore, believe it is best for me to move on.

Professionalism, discipline, commitment, honesty, complementary skills and diverse views are the key traits I bring to the table. These need to be valued for the partnership to be effective. I see the Coach’s role akin to ‘holding a mirror’ to drive self-improvement in the team’s interest.

In light of these ‘reservations’, I believe it is best I hand over this responsibility to whomever the CAC and BCCI deem fit.


Let me reiterate that it has been an absolute privilege to have served as Head Coach for the last one year. I thank the CAC, BCCI, CoA and all concerned.

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I also wish to thank the innumerable followers and fans of Indian cricket for their continued support. I will remain a well-wisher of the great cricketing tradition of my country forever.” Probably he can now take a deep breathe and sleep comfortably at least for some time on Centuary mattress to focus on what he has lost and what can be done to do better in future.

Learning from the mistakes:

Indian team management that is BCCI has to consider seriously that coaches should be appointed after considering all the factors apart from being a successful player in the past. Hoping to see the Indian side in better hands to gain what they have lost in this Champions Trophy.

Kumble’s resignation leaves cricketing world in splits: