Indian Cricket Team Head Coach Anil Kumble on Tuesday resolved to relinquish his post after realizing that his chumminess with Indian Skipper Virat Kohli was unsound.
Kumble came out with a strong and bold letter elucidating his decision to step down after BCCI decided not seek re-appointment for Kumble.
He also added that he felt honoured and privileged when Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which consisted of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman asked him to continue in the job as the Head Coack of the Team.
Kumble also said that he was informed for the first time only on Monday that skipper Virat Kohli had ‘reservations’ about his style of functioning as Coach.
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|“Post this intimation, I was informed for the first time yesterday (Monday) by the BCCI that the Captain had reservations with my ‘style’ and about my continuing as head coach. I was surprised since I had always respected the role boundaries between Captain and Coach. Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstanding between the Captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and I therefore believe it is best for me to move on.”|
In a leashing message to Virat Kohli, Kumble added: “Professionalism, discipline, commitment, honesty, commitment, honesty, complementary skills and diverse views are the key traits I bring to the table. These need to be valued for the partnership to be effective. I see the Coach’s role akin to ‘holding a mirror’ to drive self-improvement in the team’s interest.
“In light of these ‘reservations’, I believe it is best I hand over this responsibility to whomever the CAC and BCCI deem fit.”