Anil Kumble: Players come first, coach always stays in background

By: FE Online | Updated: Fri June 24 2016, 7:14 pm

He always led the country's bowling attack from the front but Anil Kumble believes that as the new head coach of the Indian cricket team, his role will be in the "background" as it is the players who "come first". "It's a huge responsibility. I have always put my hands up for any sort of challenge. The coach's role is in the background, it's the players who come first and that would be my approach. I am ready to take this role," Kumble told mediapersons during interaction after BCCI officially made the announcement. The former captain and India's highest wicket-taker Kumble was named the team's head coach for a one-year tenure. "It's a great honour to be back in Indian dressing room in a different role," Kumble said on his appointment.

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