Twitter blames BCCI after Anil Kumble steps down as Indian coach

Anil Kumble was appointed coach in June 2016 for a one-year term and was instantly successful. Under him, India won various test series.

Former Indian skipper Anil Kumble today stepped down from the post of India head coach. The development comes in the wake of alleged rift between Kumble and captain Virat Kohli and other team members. Notably, Kumble did not travel with the team from England to the West Indies for the limited-overs tour starting June 23 and decided to stay back in London to attend the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting.

On the sidelines of the Champions Trophy in the UK, the Cricket Advisory Committee Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly held meetings with Kumble as well as Kohli to sort out the differences between the duo. It was being widely perceived in the BCCI that in the meeting between Kohli and CAC, the skipper had made it clear that his relationship with the coach had reached a dead end.

According to an ANI report, Kumble said “he doesn’t want to continue with the team”. It is reported that he turned down the offer given to him by BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) on Tuesday, which was Kumble’s last day as India head coach.

Kumble was appointed coach in June 2016 for a one-year term by the CAC and was instantly successful. Under him, India won Test series against West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia.

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And he was being considered the front-runner for an extension till the 2019 World Cup, with Team India having won almost every series under him in the past one year.

Following the resignation, the Twitterati was irked and it suspected ‘internal politics’ for Kumble’s decision to quit from the post of head coach. Almost everyone took to Twitter to show their support for Anil Kumble. Here’s how they reacted.

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