After Anil Kumble's resignation as India's coach after an alleged feud between him and Virat Kohli, members of the cricketing world have expressed their displeasure at the turn of events.
Kumble had been given a one-year contract in 2016 as India's coach after Cricket Advisory Committee(CAC), comprising of Kumble's former teammates Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, decided on his name.
While it seemed that the partnership between Kumble and Kohli was working, with India performing well in the last 12 months, reports of a rift between the two started doing the rounds before ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Kumble's contract was set to expire after India's Champions Trophy campaign but instead of extending it, he chose to step down.
Take a look at how some of the former cricketers reacted to Kumble's resignation as India's head coach.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 20, 2017
In a coach-captain conflict, cricket is the real loser. Fortunately, that wasn't the case with Anil-Virat. Shows maturity from both sides.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 21, 2017
Some other famous personalities were also not amused by the news.
My biggest teachers was coach Uwe.I hated him!But stuck with him for 20 years.He always told me things I did not want to hear.#justsaying
— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) June 20, 2017
This Anil Kumble episode is sad, no? When he was captain, he was pretty much a combination of the passion of Kohli and the calmness of Dhoni — Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) June 20, 2017
Journalists and media personalities too expressed their disappointment.
Kumble couldn't have carried on when the captain didn't want to work with him, but what does it tell the next coach? — Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) June 20, 2017
After Kumble's humiliating exit, does India really need a big name as coach? Let Kohli be the supremo. — Pradeep Magazine (@pradeepmagazine) June 20, 2017
Dignified to go @anilkumble1074 Our well-run cricket is now a man-made disaster. Like a patient a surgeon cut open, but can't stitch back https://t.co/eFXXMW7vzH — Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) June 20, 2017
Kumble bares it all. That Virat didn't like his `style' was widely reported. What's astonishing is BCCI spoke to Anil about this only y'day! https://t.co/6c2hmZfKPV — Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 20, 2017
Since Kumble was appointed India coach in July 2016 India won 5/5 Test series, 2/3 ODI series & tournaments & 1/2 T20 series. — Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) June 20, 2017
Indian fans were quite unhappy, and even angry, after hearing the news.
Is this Virat kohli is GOD of Indian cricket?? Is he bigger than "Anil Kumble"?? Virat is still kid and given you of Indian cricket team. — Chandan Kumar (@techck) June 20, 2017
Kohli and Kumble don't see eye to eye because Kohli's half a foot short
— Monish (@Crownish) June 20, 2017
After Anil Kumble's resignation, @BCCI appoints Anushka Sharma as batting and bowling coach of India for West Indies tour #KumbleStepsDown pic.twitter.com/aHPTucEzS1 — Sarco Da Gama (@Sarcodagama) June 20, 2017
— clueless mango man (@uthraGC) June 20, 2017
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Updated Date: Jun 21, 2017 11:03:38 IST