1. Virat Kohli behind Anil Kumble exit: Read FULL TEXT for Indian coach resignation

Virat Kohli behind Anil Kumble exit: Read FULL TEXT for Indian coach resignation

After weeks of speculation, drama and rumours, the Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble finally stepped down from his post on Wednesday evening.

By: | New Delhi | Published: June 21, 2017 10:17 AM
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After weeks of speculation, drama and rumours, the Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble finally stepped down from his post on Wednesday evening. As soon as the news broke, there different rumours doing the rounds behind his resignation but the former Indian captain put everything to rest by revealing that he was informed by the BCCI that captain Virat Kohli had ‘reservations’ with his style and ‘continuing as Head 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. Professionalism, discipline, commitment, honesty, complementary skills and diverse views are the key traits that I bring to the table,” he said in the statement.

This statement also confirmed that reports of disagreements between him and Virat Kohli were true. Under Kumble, India reached on top of the ICC Test rankings by beating West Indies, New Zealand, England, Australia and Bangladesh. Interestingly, Kumble didn’t lose any bilateral series in his tenure and also took India to the final of the ICC Champions Trophy.

Here’s the Full Text of Anil Kumble’s resignation:

“I am honoured 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 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.

Professionalism, discipline, commitment, honesty, complementary skills and diverse views are the key traits I bring to the table. These need to be valued for the partnership to be effective. I see the Coach’s role akin to ‘holding a mirror’ to drive self-improvement in the team’s interest.

In light of these ‘reservations’, I believe it is best I hand over this responsibility to whomever the CAC and BCCI deem fit.

Let me reiterate that it has been an absolute privilege to have served as Head Coach for the last one year. I thank the CAC, BCCI, CoA and all concerned.

I also wish to thank the innumerable followers of Indian cricket for their continued support. I will remain a well-wisher of the great cricketing tradition of my country forever.”

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    murthypgk murthy
    Jun 24, 2017 at 3:46 pm
    Short success entered into the head of the Team Captain Kohli. The short sucess is a like gas baloon and with a slight puncture,it is bound to become flat.Besides the short success,the quick money gains has intoxicated the head of Kohli. Not good for Kohli.
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    Pritesh Sinha
    Jun 23, 2017 at 8:54 am
    I respect and agree with AK as his stature of a person should not continue with someone like VK backstabbing him without any legitimate proof. He is an absolute legend of cricket and VK has to work hard to reach to his standards. He is a kid in cricket currently and does not fit appropriate to be a captain. BCCI should give MSD the captaincy again and VK should diligently learn from him before BCCI ever thinking him the captain in the future. If MSD is not available, Rohit is the right fit to put into this position and AK should be appointed again until the next world cup seeing his achievements made since last one year.
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    Debashish Sen
    Jun 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    I support Kumble's decision - makes no sense to continue when their is no respect for you in the dressing room, when communication has broken down, and you're not required. I wonder whether the opposition to Kumble was spearheaded by Kohli or he was equally supported by other players.Is this a case where 3 senior members are against the coach, and the rest of the players believe it is better to side with them.
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    h k
    Jun 21, 2017 at 11:21 am
    Shameful for Virat Kohli and Indian Cricket Board who bow down to such egoistic person. We hope that there is no financial deal involved for forcing Kumble to resign . The last Champion Trophy final match has raised various doubts about the behavior n decision making of Captain Mr Kohli. If Mr Kumble knows anything he should reveal to Indian Public openly about why debacle in final match happened where re tion of Indian Cricket is spoiled. The exact details of differences / objections should be revealed to Cricket lovers by Mr Kumble.
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