Anil Kumble resigns: Sourav Ganguly says it was ex coach's personal decision to step down
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said it was Anil Kumble's personal decision to step down as head coach but refused to comment on the speculated rift with Virat Kohli.
Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said it was Anil Kumble's personal decision to step down as head coach but refused to comment on the speculated rift with Virat Kohli.
"He has resigned at the last minute, it's his personal decision. I don't want to talk on this matter," Ganguly, a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee formed to recommend the coach, said at CAB today.
Kumble, in his parting statement, has said Kohli had reservations about his coaching 'style' and there partnership was untenable as he did not accompany the side in the ongoing tour to the West Indies.
The BCCI has decided to invite more applications for the post of Indian team's coach to give the CAC a wide range of options for picking the suitable candidate who will be appointed before the tour of Sri Lanka next month.
Rohit Sharma to replace Virat Kohli as India's white-ball captain after T20 World Cup, claims report
The decision to hand over the white-ball captaincy to Sharma comes in the wake of Kohli’s decision to focus on his batting as India gears up for two World Cups – T20 and ODI, scheduled between 2022 and 2023 respectively.
Kohli's announcement comes on the back of his decision to step down as India's T20 captain.
The 50-year-old Kumble, who also served as the head coach of the Indian team, also feels that as we move onto the OTT (over the top) platforms, more technology will come into the sport.