It seemed inevitable and just a matter of time before disaster would strike the Indian camp. Head coach Anil Kumble, who had been at the helm of affairs of the team since July 2016 announced his resignation just prior to the team’s limited overs tour of the Caribbean. This comes as shaking news for all stakeholders of Indian cricket, who wanted to persist with Kumble as the head coach.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India confirms that Mr Anil Kumble has withdrawn his services as the post of the Head Coach for the Senior India Men’s team.”
UPDATE: Mr. Anil Kumble withdraws from the post of Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. https://t.co/LJB5OOchjv
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 20, 2017
Kumble finally reacted to the entire episode in a tweet, where in he posted his image, describing his state. In the statement, Kumble has apparently hinted about his shaky equation with skipper Virat Kohli and opened about his mindset.
Thank you! pic.twitter.com/eF5qVzdBRj
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) June 20, 2017
However, people had their own doubts; here’s how they reacted…
Like I said, very difficult to say until statement/details from both sides are known. One man’s criticism could be another man’s spitefuless
— Himanshu (@hunky_gory) June 20, 2017
& with this @imVkohli lost millions of fans instantly ?
— Gajodhar ? (@Gajodhar_007) June 20, 2017
In this Anil Kumble vs Virat Kohli thing, majority will support Kumble. Virat all set to lose some fans, I guess.
— Kavita Jha (@kavitajha70) June 20, 2017
As always you showed us the how to move on in life with dignity. Still remember your immense #FightBack with broken jaw in WI
— Kaushik Roychowdhury (@twittedkaushik) June 20, 2017
India did well under Kumble in the past 12 months, winning Test series in the West Indies (2-0) before winning at home against New Zealand (3-0), England (4-0), Bangladesh (1- 0) and Australia (2-1).