1. Virat Kohli warned, BCCI says deliver as captain after Anil Kumble exit, or else face consequences: Report

Virat Kohli warned, BCCI says deliver as captain after Anil Kumble exit, or else face consequences: Report

After the resignation of former captain Anil Kumble as the head coach of the Indian cricket team, the pressure to perform has increased on skipper Virat Kohli.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2017 12:19 PM
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Now that it is out in public that Virat Kohli’s vote was one of the reasons behind Anil Kumble’s exit, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made it clear to the 28-year-old batsman that he either needs to get the results or may have to face its wrath, according to a report by Times of India. This means that after the resignation of former captain Anil Kumble as the head coach of the Indian cricket team, the pressure to perform has increased on skipper Virat Kohli. “It has been given to understand that Kohli eventually had the veto power on the coach issue which pushed Kumble out of the team. Now that he has his way, he has to deliver as captain. Otherwise, he had it,” a top BCCI official was quoted saying in the report.

Anil Kumble was forced to step down despite having an impressive record as Indian cricket team’s coach due to differences with Virat Kohli. The leg-spinner made the official announcement over it on Tuesday. “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,” he said in his official statement.

Virat Kohli, on the other hand, is in West Indies with the rest of the team to take part in a five match ODI series. Apart from this, the team will also play a T20I match before leaving for Sri Lanka where it will play 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and one T20. The BCCI made it clear on Wednesday that the new coach will be announced before the Sri Lanka tour.

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    Pritesh Sinha
    Jun 23, 2017 at 9:05 am
    Anyone who backs VK for AK's ouster should be sacked (members of the BCCI, COA, CAC, or any player/players or former cricketing personnel who in any form is associated with BCCI. It is shameful and they should be learned a proper lesson. AK is a legend in cricket and it is embarrassing situation for anyone of his stature when a kid is making decision like this. BCCI should wake up and take hard and firm decisions and should stop anyone who disrespects any senior players.
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    1. Prasad Popuri
      Jun 23, 2017 at 7:10 am
      The sure way to fall is ego. Greater persons have fallen due to ego.
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      1. Susanta Chakra
        Jun 22, 2017 at 7:18 pm
        First Harsha, Now Kumble ! What next from the modern Indian Brat-man (Bradman) ??? Anything Mr Bachan has to say on this make in India move !!!
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          Tarun
          Jun 22, 2017 at 4:46 pm
          Its high time we should learn to respect hard work, discipline, humility, learn from experts/ seniors as well as from our mistakes, otherwise we will keep on loosing our respect and honour. We should learn to win not because our opponent is weak or played badly or had a bad day, rather we should win because we are a far better side and despite the best day of opponents, their best effort' we win. We should rise to challenge rather than meekly submit as we are regularly doing in champions trophy, cricket world cup, where in it becomes a one sided contest.
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            Tarun
            Jun 22, 2017 at 4:38 pm
            Interest of the nation must be supreme and any single player or group of players should not be permitted to play for their ego's. If they erred some where they should be informed, guided, moulded by the competent persons like Kumble. They should not be in safe havens where there mistakes are to be simply ignored / avoided just because they have established themselves in the field. Learning and relearning is an on going process that all should understand. Kohli or for that matter whole team if they dont respect merit, discipline, hard work then should be dumped immediately and new team created rather than just hero worshipping. We have seen far better batsman who played for records only and created world records however country did not won any / many major tournaments because of their records.
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              Tarun
              Jun 22, 2017 at 4:28 pm
              Its spineless handling by BCCI and shame for our country once again, where we give undue respect to wrong people. Instead of supporting Anil Kumble who is absolutely right and has done wonders for indian cricket both as a player as well as Head Coach. We are supporting a mindless captain who has perhaps achieved more than what he actually deserves and has stopped learning. BCCI should have shown guts to support Kumble and shown Kohli the door instead. BCCI has done wrong not only to Kumble, all indian fans but also to Kohli who might feel better that now onwards no one will dare to guide / teach him. Its really another poor decision by BCCI. BCCI should be made accountable and its decision should be challenged in the interest of the country.
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                AK
                Jun 22, 2017 at 3:10 pm
                I think even MS.Dhoni was sidelined by Virat Kohli
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                  h k
                  Jun 22, 2017 at 12:40 pm
                  India is having population of 160 crores , comprises highest number of young populations. BCCI should note that there in adequate talent is available in the country should not weigh too much to Mr Kohli or his ego. It is disappointing to note that the BCCI officials nominated by Supreme Court is doing all these mess.
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                    PRASHANT VASANT NAIK
                    Jun 22, 2017 at 12:36 pm
                    This seems to be a good move from the BCCI. Virat has always looked like an arrogant person ever since he was made a captain. He should be made to understand that no individual is over and above the game of cricket. It seems Virat did not want to take clues from the legend thinking that Kumble had no experience as a captain ( his captaincy was for a short stint at the end of his career) Virat should run thru the legends cricketing record for his information and knowledge. Needless to mention that Virat has lost an opportunity to learn discipline from Anil. Well done BCCI
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                      Nag
                      Jun 22, 2017 at 11:44 am
                      BCCI should have retained Kumble and replaced Virat with new captain.
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                      1. Susheel Kumar
                        Jun 22, 2017 at 11:43 am
                        Sad that performers perish to star power.Shame on Kohli,fame and money have gone to his head.
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                          sivan unni
                          Jun 22, 2017 at 11:43 am
                          It's not Virat but Ravi Shastri Gavaskar - team speak through him.
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                            PM Nair
                            Jun 22, 2017 at 11:41 am
                            Punish virat kohli. he has become an arrogant person. Pl bring Rohit sharma as captain.
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                              NSRAJAN
                              Jun 22, 2017 at 11:37 am
                              BCCI " Warning" Kohli ??? BCCI warning "KOHLI" !!!! This has got to be 'fake news'. They wouldn't DARE do that. Already a wild person, Kohli may get FURIOUS, and then, who will protect poor BCCI?
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                              1. velu Vadi
                                Jun 23, 2017 at 7:06 am
                                Kohli might use his veto power on BCCI and perhaps banish BCCI from India! Do it Kohli! Long live Lord Labakdas Kohli!
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                              2. Ameena Hashim
                                Jun 22, 2017 at 11:35 am
                                TOO LITTLE TOO LATE MESSRS BCCI ! Kohli should have been told that since the track record of the coach is highly impressive and has surpassed all expectations , the Coach will not be forced to put down his papers and that the BCCI will look for another Captain who would be respectful to the management and coach and not exercise veto powers at his whim and fancy. Grounds not established it was the Captain whose head should have rolled if at need be and not the legendary , exemplary, Anil Kumble Warning Kohli to perform is like a candy to a baby trying to prove that BCCI call the shots, alas it does not , this was clear , very clear with Anil's stepping down and Kohli retained ! A precedent which should never have been, alas!!!
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                                  Subhash Chander
                                  Jun 22, 2017 at 11:25 am
                                  Sir, The disciple who does not respect his Guru or his seniors is sure to face a drastic fall. I doubt, rather I have an inkling that Team India is going to loose all the six matches against West Indies if Guru has to quit because of such a disciple! Only the time will tell that some people are not able to absorb their success. Warning or no warning by BCCI, time is going to teach a lesson.
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                                    Dr. SRIDHAR
                                    Jun 22, 2017 at 11:19 am
                                    Virat should be sacked forthwith.
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                                    1. Subrata Biswas
                                      Jun 23, 2017 at 12:54 am
                                      Immediate replace Virat and made Rohit as captain. Retain Kumble. In place of Virat gave chance to Rahane. Kick out Virat.
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