The Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble episode really did not go down well, as the coach had to step down. There were many rumors that were making the rounds, but now we get to hear the actual truth and not the distorted version. Team India manager has finally presented his report and the revelations that he has made will stun you. For starters, it is now confirmed that the two cricketers did not speak to each-other during the course of the series.
According to a report in India Today, team India manager Kapil Malhotra said in his detailed account that Kumble and Kohli were not communicating with each other. “I must add that I did not see much communication between the Coach & the Captain, personally I did not witness any arguments between the two,” wrote Malhotra.
He added futher that harmony in the dressing room was intact and senior players of the team, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh, were helping out the youngsters along with head coach Kumble, batting coach Sanjay Bangar, and R Sridhar.
Earlier, India lost to Pakistan in the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. It is actually very surprising that without any communication between the two important members of the team, they made it to the finals.
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. Now the same Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising of stalwarts like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will pick Kumble’s successor.
Many names are in the fray like Ravi Shastri, Venkatesh Prasad, Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Dodda Ganesh along with Lalchand Rajput.
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