Anil Kumble Shocked Virat Kohli Had Reservations With His ‘Style’

Former Indian captain Anil Kumble said after resigning as the head coach of Indian men’s cricket team “always respected the role boundaries between the Captain and Coach.

Kumble said in a statement posted on a Twitter account that he was informed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that Kohli had “reservations” about his style and “continuing as Head Coach.”

“Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstandings 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.”

“Professionalism, discipline, commitment, honesty, complementary skills and diverse views are the key traits that I bring to the table. These need to be valued for the partnership to be effective.”

Anil Kumble

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Full Statement Wrote by Anil Kumble in his Twitter Account

“I am honoured by the confidence reposed in me by the CAC, in asking me to continue as Head Coach. The credit for the achievements of the last one year goes to the Captain, the entire team, coaching and support staff.”

“Post this intimation; 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. Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstandings 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.”

“Professionalism, discipline, 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.”

Anil Kumble

“In light of these ‘reservations’, I believe it is best I hand over this responsibility to whomever the CAC and BCCI deem fit.”

“Let me reiterate that it has been an absolute privilege to have served as Head Coach for the last one year. I thank the CAC, BCCI, CoA and all concerned.”

“I also wish to thank the innumerable followers of Indian cricket for their continued support. I will remain a well-wisher of the great cricketing tradition of my country forever.”

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