Anil Kumble resigns as head coach of Indian Cricket team
According to Kumble’s tweet following his resignation, Kohli had “reservations” about the coach’s style and role, which helped him to make a mind to resign from the post.
Anil Kumble, the legendary cricketer and cricket thinker, resigned from the post of head Coach of the Indian Cricket team on 20 June 2017. His resignation came four days before the limited overs tour to the Caribbean (West Indies team) begins.
During this trip to the Caribbean, the team management will be supervised by MV Sridhar, the general manager of cricket operations. The batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar will continue in their roles.
At the time of his resignation, Kumble was present in London to attend the chief executives meeting of the ICC. He is the chairman of the ICC’s cricket committee.
After resigning from the post, Kumble through a tweet informed that the he was "informed for the first time yesterday [i.e. 20 June] by the BCCI that the captain had reservations with my style and about my continuing as head coach".
He also said that, “through BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstandings between the captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and therefore believe it is best for me to move on.” Complete text of the tweet
When and where the debate on rift came in picture?
The rift between the duo, Kohli, the captain and Kumble, the head coach, came in news two days before the Champions Trophy kicked off in England. It emerged in the media that Kohli had informed BCCI officials that some players were uncomfortable with the intimidating style of Kumble’s man management.
After this, the board advertised for fresh interviews for the head coach position instead of extending Kumble’s coach, under whose leadership the Indian team succeeded in climbing to number one position in the Test rankings.