1. Sunil Gavaskar bats for Anil Kumble, says no need for Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman; Virat Kohli can select his own coach

Sunil Gavaskar bats for Anil Kumble, says no need for Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman; Virat Kohli can select his own coach

There seems to be no end in sight to the controversy over tussle between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble. Here is what Sunil Gavaskar has to say now.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2017 12:16 PM
 sunil gavaskar, anil kumble, virat kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Cricket Advisory Committee Earlier, Sunil Gavaskar had described the resignation of national cricket head coach Anil Kumble as a sad day for Indian cricket.

There seems to be no end in sight to the controversy over tussle between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble. Coming out openly in support of Kumble, cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has said that if it’s only the captain’s wish that matters then there is no point behind establishing Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) to take a call on various issues, according to a report in ABP News. Noteworthy, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman are there in CAC, the committee responsible to appoint a new coach. Anil Kumble had stepped down as the head coach of the India cricket team on Tuesday. However, the BCCI didn’t extend his contract, but the former leg-spinner was offered an extension which he turned down. The development came after rumours of a feud with captain Virat Kohli were making rounds.

Earlier, Sunil Gavaskar had described the resignation of national cricket head coach Anil Kumble as a sad day for Indian cricket and patted him for doing a great job in his one-year stint. “I have very little knowledge about the differences between Virat and Anil. But it is a really sad day for Indian cricket,” Gavaskar said. “India have won everything since the time Anil took over. I can’t see Anil doing much wrong in one year. Differences happen in any team but see at the results,” he told NDTV.

During his playing days, Kumble was known as a feisty fighter, even winning matches by bowling with a broken jaw, and Gavaskar wondered why he did not stand up this time. “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,” Gavaskar added.

“Anil’s experience as a player and as an administrator needs to be utilised. CAC should be doing more for Indian cricket than just selecting the coach.” He said India will have to appoint a coach before the team goes to Sri Lanka. “It is for the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) to take a call on that,” said Gavaskar.

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    Sridhar
    Jun 28, 2017 at 6:48 pm
    Well said Kumble sir is made scapegoat Due to selfish and s in BCCI Kohli move is inexcusable and he will regret for that For doing drama and playing dirty game it proves his character
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      chopra kishan
      Jun 25, 2017 at 8:32 pm
      kohli wants a punjabi to be coach so that the coach can be his chamcha
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        chopra kishan
        Jun 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm
        Indian Cricket Coach - ANUSHKA SHARMA
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          chopra kishan
          Jun 25, 2017 at 8:28 pm
          Kohli maha aarami
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            Keerthi b r
            Jun 23, 2017 at 7:25 pm
            There's a lot of "generation gap " between Kohli and Kumble. It's hard to speculate wats gone wrong . They may be right in their own ways, but if it's not working u need to move on. It's wrong to blame anyone.
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              shyam balu
              Jun 23, 2017 at 4:38 pm
              Just think of how the great Dhoni managed all the politics of cricket and performed in tough condiations mentally and physically. That shows the character, focus and at ude. Kohli had just started and now forgetting the basics what he learned. Team had managed cracks like Chappel earlier and now you are unable to follow the Indian legend Kumble....Its immaturity and at ude with some success earlier by the youngsters who were not able to hold on to their nerves. dian team members need to understand that they are the hopes of millions so should be their behaviour
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                KK
                Jun 23, 2017 at 3:40 pm
                Fully agree with Sunil Gavaskar's views. Kohli should be sacked as captain. The last era of great cricketers is over and only person left of same b is Pujara.
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                  Vijay Kumar
                  Jun 23, 2017 at 12:41 pm
                  At this rate Virat Kohli can decide the crowd attendance...weather...bat and ball sizes....all the very best to this acclaimed sports star.
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                    suresh
                    Jun 22, 2017 at 12:35 pm
                    It is very sad, what had happened. But one must know, what type of person Mr Anil is? Whole world knows, he is so systematic and true to his actions. No body can repeat what he has done to Indian cricket. As rightly expressed by Mr.Gavaskar., Kholi Co wants freedom in all aspects!!! India can produce 100 Kholis as batsman but can they produce one more Anil to take 10 wickets in test match, may be after 100 years!!!! Board should ask Mr.Kholi to mend his ways before it is too late (Agreed he is very good world class Batsman ). Hope Kholi will concentrate on his off stump line instead ........, Mr.Kholi , India needs Kholi, the great batsman
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                      Sridhar
                      Jun 28, 2017 at 6:44 pm
                      Carol said Suresh
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                      Arun Kottur
                      Jun 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm
                      THIS COACH IS TO BE THIRD UMPIRE ALSO.
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                        Sangeeta
                        Jun 22, 2017 at 12:19 pm
                        I fully agree with Mr. Sunil Gavaskar. What will be guarantee that there will not be any sort of difference of opinion between Mr. Kohli and new coach who will be replacing present coach Mr. Anil Kumble.
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