1. Anil Kumble, Virat Kohli row: Sunil Gavaskar blasts players, says if you want coach who says take a holiday, then you should be out of team

Anil Kumble, Virat Kohli row: Sunil Gavaskar blasts players, says if you want coach who says take a holiday, then you should be out of team

Sunil Gavaskar added that Anil Kumble resignation is a sad day for Indian cricket but said he has no knowledge about differences between Virat Kohli and the Indian coach

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 21, 2017 11:56 AM
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Former Indian captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at the Indian cricket team over the reports that things were not going well between them and coach Anil Kumble that led to his resignation by saying that if players have a problem then they are the ones who should be left out of the team. “So you want softies. You want somebody to just tell you, ‘ok boys, don’t practice today because you guys are not feeling well, ok take a holiday, go shopping’. You want that kind of a person. If somebody is a hard taskmaster and he has got you results like Anil Kumble has got over the last one year. If any of the players are complaining, I feel those players are the ones who should be left out of the team,” he told while speaking to NDTV.

He added that Anil Kumble resignation is a sad day for Indian cricket but said he has no knowledge about differences between Virat Kohli and the Indian coach. “I have very little knowledge about the differences between Virat and Anil. But it is a really sad day for Indian cricket. India have won everything since the time Anil took over. I can’t see Anil doing much wrong in one year. Difference happen in any team but see at the results,” he said.

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Gavaskar said that Anil Kumble must have had his reasons for resigning but should have stuck around for long. “Anil must have had his reasons (of resigning). I would have thought Anil would carry on. Once the CAC expressed their confidence in him, Anil should have stuck around. Hope he will take it on the chin and comes back stronger. But it is the first time a known fighter like Anil did not stand up,” said the former captain. “I know that the CAC met Virat and had a very long session with him,” he added.

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    Prasad
    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:48 pm
    It's actually shame on Indian cricket,its clearly unprofessional behavior of Kohli..Kumble we are all back by you true legend.
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    1. Nandakumar Karoor
      Jun 21, 2017 at 8:09 pm
      An adamant and arrogant guy like Virat should be removed along with others who are not ready to follow the required practice sessions as lot of smart cricketers are waiting outside to get a chance.
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        Aks
        Jun 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm
        What next? Will ,Gavaskar, Bedi, Laxman, Ganguly, Tendulkar , Dravid like legend request BCCI to reappoint Kumble for 3 years atleast. If Kohli wants to play , fine , other wise replace him Search a new Captain.
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          Ramjee Yadav
          Jun 21, 2017 at 2:17 pm
          Fully agree with Mr. Sunil Gavaskar. For every team, discipline is most. Without discipline, it heads nowhere.
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            Ramjee Yadav
            Jun 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm
            Anil Kumbley, a great man than a great player. Never involved in any politics during after his playing days. Concentrated himself only for cricket.His resignation is not good for Indian Cricket. A Jambwant is most for Vanar Sena. Other wise is also worth nothing.
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              Ramjee Yadav
              Jun 21, 2017 at 2:13 pm
              Anil Kumbley, a great man than a great player. Never involved in any politics during after his playing days. Concentrated himself only for cricket.His resignation is not good for Indian Cricket. A Jambwant is most for Vanar Sena. Other wise is also worth nothing.
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              RAVI
              Jun 21, 2017 at 12:09 pm
              I am glad that Sunny is coming out in the open blasting the players for their silent revolt which has led to Kumble's stepping down. I had a lot of regard for Virat but all that has dissipated now with this unwanted row.
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                Dr. SRIDHAR
                Jun 21, 2017 at 12:09 pm
                Sad ending! Once again honesty and fairness has been sacrificed at the altar of shopping to please their spouses. Virat Kohli brought down RCB to its nadir. Removal of the legendary and much respected Anil Kumble who has brought laurels to the country is not in good taste.Kohli wanted a more pliable coach. We are with AK.
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                  Aks
                  Jun 21, 2017 at 3:54 pm
                  Anil Kumble a perfect gentleman. False ego will bring Kohli down. I will not buy a single product endorsed by Kohli.
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