I have nothing more to say: Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble had stepped down from the post of India head coach after declaring that captain Virat Kohli had reservations about his style. Virat Kohli on Thursday said that Kumble will always be respected as a cricketer.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 23, 2017 12:04 am
Virat kohli, anil kumble, india coach, india vs west indies Anil Kumble stepped down as India coach. (Source: Reuters)

India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said that it was important for the team to maintain the sanctity of the dressing room and everyone respected Anil Kumble. The captain also added that Kumble has said what he wanted. Kumble had stepped down from the post of India head coach after declaring that the captain had reservations about his style.

He posted a long message on Twitter explaining his decision. On Thursday, Kohli explained his side but did not reveal anything about what transpired between the two. Kumble, meanwhile dodged any new questions.

“I have said what I wanted to, have nothing more to say,” Kumble was quoted by NDTV. “I am too seasoned. You will get nothing out of me.”

In his first press conference after Kumble stepped down, Kohli said that Kumble will always be respected as a cricketer.

“Obviously Anil bhai has expressed his views and he’s taken the decision to step out and we will respect that decision. It’s something that has happened right after the tournament. One thing for sure is that I’ve had 11 press conferences that have happened during the Champions Trophy.

We have created a culture over the last 3-4 years that whatever happens in the change room, we’ve tried to maintain the sanctity of the change room throughout. That is what the whole team believes in. For us that is paramount. I’ve always respected that and we have continued to maintain that as well. As I said, it’s his opinion which I respect. I have total respect for him as a cricketer and what he’s achieved as a nation. All the years that he’s played. That’s no taking away that aspect of him at all. And we all respect him totally,” he said.

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    mahender
    Jun 23, 2017 at 10:44 am
    To all gentlemen here, Do you remember the incident when rcb went to 2009 IPL finals first time and robin uttappa and kumble on strike and in the last of chasing ?some 20 odd required in 7or 9 balls. And uttappa failed to make contact one ball.and jumble from non strike came and abusing uttappa .I was bewildered to see that.he was absolutely livid on uttappa.uttappa was already in pressure ,being the last batsman and need to hit a couple of sixes in last over..and this so-called great guy 'kumble' was fuming.no wonder uttappa failed to hit.but he hit when the game was over i:e 20 odd required in less balls 3or 4. At that time i decided I should never work under a boss who is like kumble... Remember geniuses(who supports kumble and fault virat for this latest issue),there s always to sides of a story and all players are against kumble being continued as coach.not just kohli(read again-NOT JUST VIRAT KOHLI ALL PLAYERS ARE AGINST HIM)...Kumble failed as ksca administrator and Mumbai India
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    Veena George
    Jun 23, 2017 at 8:52 am
    I am a great fan of you sir, but now I just can't find anything good in you sir.What ever you saying is not giving a clear picture of you and anil kumble sir. I feel so pethatic about Indian cricket team.. so sad.. it ruined..😞 I wish everything will be fine soon as it before...😃
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