Legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble, on Tuesday (June 20), has stepped down as the India coach, though he was expected to stay as the Team India boss for another two weeks, till the end of India’s tour of Windies.
Though nothing official from either Kumble or the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has yet been heard, the rift between Kumble and India skipper Virat Kohli has been a public interest for last couple of weeks and many believe this is the reason behind Kumble’s untimely resignation.
Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Nikhil Chopra said that Anil Kumble’s resignation from the post of head coach of the Indian cricket team is “unfortunate”.
“I don’t know what the inside issues are but it’s a big loss,” he said.
He is also off the view that former India opener Virender Sehwag would be a worthy replacement for Kumble in the position.
“I don’t know how many people have applied for the job but if it is true that Kumble has resigned, then I would like to see Virender Sehwag,” Chopra said.
He has played with Kumble for India and comes from the same state where Sehwag started his First Class career and said that the latter is similar to Kumble. “Anil Kumble always had great work ethics,” he said, “He is one guy who has always been straight and upfront.”
Chopra also added, “Sehwag is another person who is very upfront, straight, honest, calling a spade on the face. You need people like that to run Indian cricket,” he said.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com