Kumble steps down from Head Coach position due to 'reservations' from the captain.
Anil Kumble, the former Indian magical spinner has been coaching India since June 2016. He has delivered outstanding results for team India since the last one year. But suddenly the spinner has chosen to part ways with the national team.
From the time the veteran cricketer took over the position of the team's head 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.
It was said that the captain and the coach had a terrific rapport during these seasons. But that was not how it eventually turned out to be.
Kumble 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. But with the loss of Champions Trophy, Kohli seems to be clearly admitting to the CAC-Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman that the professional relationship has hit a dead end.
" I am honored by the confidence reposed in me by the CAC in asking me to continue as the head coach. The credit for the achievements of the last one year goes to the captain, the team, the coaching staff, and the support staff.
Post this intimation, I was informed for the first time by the BCCI that the captain had reservations with my 'style' and about my continuing as the head coach. I was surprised as I always respected the role boundaries between the captain and the coach. Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstanding between the captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and therefore it is best for me to move on.
In light of these ' reservations ', I believe it is best I hand over this responsibility to whomever the CAC and the BCCI believe is fit.
I also wish to thank the innumerable followers and fans of Indian cricket for the continued support.I will remain a well-wisher of the great cricketing tradition of my country forever "Anil kumble wrote on his Facebook page.