It’s about a week Indian coach Anil Kumble stop following ‘untenable differences” with Captain Virat Kohli but evidence continues to fall out of the closet.
It was a consideration that Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) includes Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman was speaking with both Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli about their quarrel during the ICC Champions Trophy in England. But, TOI reported that CAC did not meet with Kumble only with Kohli.
According to the Time of India, a source reveals that “The CAC gave a patient hearing to Virat (Kohli) and concluded that since the problems weren’t substantial, and the team’s performance was good, there was no reason to remove Kumble. It didn’t even meet Kumble to ask him his side of the story because it felt he had done a good job since appointed by the CAC a year ago.”
“The CAC’s stand perhaps made Virat desperate, and he then sought a meeting with the BCCI officials after the CT final in London last Monday. Having conveyed its decision to the board, the CAC didn’t feel the need to attend this meeting, where only the BCCI officials – Amitabh Chaudhary (acting secretary), Rahul Johri (CEO) and MV Sridhar (GM, cricketer operations) – were present, apart from Kohli and Kumble.”
Sources said about the meeting, “In the 45-minute meeting, Kohli did most of the talking, making it clear that he had reservations about both Kumble’s style of functioning and him continuing as head coach.”
“It was nothing but pure humiliation for a man of his stature, and it wasn’t surprising that he didn’t even choose to serve out his ‘notice period’ and accompany the team to the West Indies for a short, limited overs tour. It’s clear that a few officials wanted Kumble to exit the scene.”
Kumble thank Kohli on social media, he posted “I was informed for the first time yesterday by the BCCI that the captain had reservations with my ‘style’ and about my continuing as the head coach. I was surprised since I had always respected the role boundaries between captain and coach.”