The ongoing tussles within the Indian camp that ultimately led to the ouster of Anil Kumble as the team’s coach, are far from dying down. Kumble, who coached the side for an exact span of 365 days, called it quits yesterday, after skipper Virat Kohli had apparent problems with the former’s “style” of coaching. Despite a truce attempt brokered by the BCCI and the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), the two parties didn’t budge down.
Kumble later in the evening, posted an image on Twitter, expressing his thoughts over the matter, and did hint about Kohli’s discomfort with him. Now though, things have got even spicier as the Indian captain has apparently deleted the Tweet he made a year ago which was done to welcome Kumble as India’s head coach.
This can be seen as a gesture of Kohli maintaining his stance even now. Kohli deleted the tweet, which said, “Heartliest welcome to Anil Kumble Sir. Look forward to your tenure with us. Great things in store for Indian cricket with you.”
Post leaving his job, Kumble released a statement, saying, “I am honoured by the confidence reposed in my 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.”
“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 had 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.”