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Anil Kumble feels stint as India head coach could’ve ended on better note, but says he has ‘no regrets’

  • Press Trust of India
  • July 22nd, 2020
  • 16:51:37 IST

Former skipper Anil Kumble does not regret his time as head coach of the Indian cricket team but says the ending of his tenure could have been better.

The 49-year-old stepped down after the Champions Trophy in 2017 following a rift with skipper Virat Kohli.

"We did really well in that one year period. I was really happy that there were some contributions made and there are no regrets. I was happy moving on from there as well," the former spinner told ex-Zimbabwean cricketer Pommie Mbangwa in an online session.

File image of Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli. Reuters

File image of Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli. Reuters

"I know the end could have been better but then that's fine. As a coach, you realise, when it's time to move on, it's the coach who needs to move on. I was really happy I played a significant role in that one year," he added.

Kumble had a successful one-year stint as India coach with the team reaching the Champions Trophy final in 2017 and also becoming a dominant Test side, losing just one out of 17 Tests during his tenure.

"I was very happy that I took up that role (India coach). It was great, the one year I spent with the Indian team was really fantastic," said Kumble, who took 619 wickets in 132 Tests and 337 wickets in 271 ODIs for India.

"Having been with great performers and again being a part of the Indian dressing room is a great feeling."

Kumble is currently the head coach of Kings XI Punjab franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Updated Date: July 22, 2020 16:51:37 IST

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