Anil Kumble steps down as head coach of Indian team, who said what on Twitter

Anil Kumble resigned as head coach of the Indian cricket team. The team saw a hot run of form in his tenure as they beat West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia in a home Test season and finished runners-up in ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 21, 2017 12:10 am
Anil Kumble led India to series wins against England, West Indies, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Australia. (Source: Express Archives)

Anil Kumble stepped down as head coach of India on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. In a tenure that lasted over a year, Kumble led India to a Test series win in West Indies before overseeing the team’s hot run in a long home Test season. India whitewashed New Zealand and then went on to beat England, Bangladesh and Australia. They also recorded victories in the accompanying ODI and T20I series. Most recently, India reached the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

The development comes in the wake of a reported rift between captain Virat Kohli and Kumble. Kohli had, on his part, denied the rift. “There are no problems whatsoever. As I mentioned before, if something is put in place as a process, I don’t see why people are creating so many speculations about it,” Kohli he had said when asked about it in a press conference.

It was earlier reported that Kumble had chosen not to travel with the Indian team to West Indies after the ICC Champions Trophy. India tour the Carribeans for a five-match ODI series and a lone T20 match. They had most recently fallen to a 180-run defeat to Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

Here are a few reactions to the development: 

The BCCI said that the Cricket Advisory Committee had endorsed an extension for Anil Kumble that the latter.

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    dhan
    Jun 21, 2017 at 2:30 am
    For Virat Kohli success cholesterol has gone to brain He is just an another player There is no shortage of talent in India Making politics and loosing matches is pathetic
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      Himanshu Jasvantray Trivedi
      Jun 21, 2017 at 12:41 am
      SIGH...one more committed, honest and successful person loses out to 'populism' and arm-twisting by brats! That is unfortunately my beloved country has become - no space for good people, while Mallyas and Lalit Modis thrive!!!
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        M. Yaqoob
        Jun 21, 2017 at 12:40 am
        I think Anil Kimble was good for Indian cricket and got on very well with Kholi and do not think there was any rift. India have a fantastic team and who ever takes from Anil will also do well its always privilege to watch Indian team batting or bowling, always very consistent whether its test match or ODI. My best Wishes to all
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          Rajan
          Jun 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm
          Kohli could not rise up to the occasion when it was needed and history will not forgive him.
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            Junior_butcher
            Jun 20, 2017 at 9:49 pm
            Kohli did exactly what he did now in Australia WC semifinal.....
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              Saubhik Rony
              Jun 20, 2017 at 11:42 pm
              is kohli the only the player in the team..where are the other 10 ...?