Was Kumble the alpha male in the cricket room?-The Rift Continues

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Trouble brewing in the Indian team is the new topic of discussion these days.  The Kohli-Kumble saga finally came to an end this Tuesday, resulting in Anil Kumble stepping down from the post of the head coach of the Indian cricket team in a meeting held the evening.

His exit came as shocking news for cricket fans due to his reputation as a cricketer. In his one-year tenure, he sincerely performed his duties as a coach. Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli’s dispute with Anil Kumble took an ugly turn after he deleted a tweet from 2016 wherein he welcomed him in the team, this Wednesday.

The rumors said that Virat Kohli was not happy with the coaching style of Kumble. However, Kohli wasn’t available for any comments. The situation was so worse that the skipper and the coach did not speak for the last six months. Finally, on Thursday, ahead of the first match against West Indies which is scheduled on June 23, Kohli has finally broken his silence on the ongoing spat with Anil Kumble.

Virat in his meetings with the CAC highlighted that “He (Anil) wants to be the alpha-male in the dressing room. He wants a say in the playing XI, the reason why he wanted the coach to be a selector too. It doesn’t work like that.”

Now the BCCI is looking for the replacement for the post of the head coach of the Indian cricket team. The new coach for the world’s number one Test team will be decided by the three-man advisory committee of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman. Even though Kohli has no role in the selection, BCCI wants the next coach to get along with him.

On Friday evening, the Indian Cricket Board sent out a new media release extending the deadline for applications to replace Anil Kumble. The date for submission of applications has been extended to July 9. The cricket advisory committee expects more individuals to send in their CV’s now.

Whatever turns this clash takes place we hope that BCCI’s decision will be in the interest of the Indian cricket team. We sincerely wish that the team delivers the best performance in the upcoming match.



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