After pacing down as India’s head coach, Anil Kumble writes on his official page of the microblogging site and say thank you to the BCCI for giving him the opportunity to coach the Indian Cricket team.
In his statement, Anil Kumble actually comes to clarify that it was only a day before that he got to know through the BCCI that the Indian captain Virat Kohli had reservations with his ‘style’ and his repeatedly as the head coach of the team.
And even though the board attempted to sort out the concern, he believed it was best for Anil Kumble to move on.
The 46-year-old, Anil Kumble who was put in charge last June, coached India to 12 victories in 17 Tests and he accredited the achievement to the captain, the entire team, and coaching and support staff.
The BCCI had advertised for the coach’s position before the event of the ICC Champions Trophy, punctual rumors of a rift between the coach and the captain.
Kumble said that in view of the reservations of Anil Kumble it was best to hand over the responsibility to whomever the CAC and BCCI believe to be fit as it was obvious that the partnership (with Kohli) was unsustainable.
The former captain said that he brought to the table professionalism, discipline, commitment, honesty, complementary skills and diverse views and he always respected the role boundaries between the captain and coach.
He also said that coaching role for him was like ‘holding a mirror’ to drive self-improvement for the, and in the Cricket team’s interest.
Anil Kumble mentioned that it was a privilege to have served as the head coach for the last one year and also he said thanks to his fans for continued support before quitting as a team coach.
Read Kumble’s full statement below:
Thank you! pic.twitter.com/eF5qVzdBRj
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) June 20, 2017
“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.
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.
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