Virat Kohli on his relationship with India coach Anil Kumble: There are no problems whatsoever, don’t speculate

Virat Kohli cleared the air about news that there is a rift between Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble and him and said that there are a lot of speculations and people are writing things without being part of the change room.

By: Express Web Desk | Birmingham | Updated: June 3, 2017 9:04 pm
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Clearing the air on the controversy involving Anil Kumble and himself, Virat Kohli on Saturday said there is more speculations than reality in the whole episode and people are writing so many things without being part of the change room.

Addressing the press conference on the eve of India’s first game against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Kohli said there is no problem whatsoever.

“There has been lot of speculation and lot of things written by people without actually being part of the change room which is pretty strange. 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 said.

Recalling the last time BCCI decided to pick a coach for Indian team, Kohli said that it is the same process which is being followed. He said that there were no issues last time.

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“It’s been followed last time as well and I didn’t see any issues created last time. It’s the same process happening after 12 months,” he said.

India begin their Champions Trophy campaign on Sunday and Kohli said that the team is focused on the game.

“The team is focused on the Champions Trophy and I honestly don’t even know. I don’t want to know anything of this sort. In a tournament which in focus so much, lot of like to find lot of rumours,” Kohli said.

Kohli did say that there are lot of rumours flying around before the start of the big tournament.

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“They are doing their job. They are trying to create some nice livelihood. We are focused on our livelihood which in on the field which is all we are going to focus on. I don’t think they should sit at a distance and speculate, give judgement on what’s happening,” he said.

Kohli also said that it has been really good journey with Kumble and he doesn’t need to elaborate about the process.

“It’s been a really good. The whole journey has been good. As far as the process is concerned, that is something I don’t need to elaborate sitting here. There are people who can elaborate better,” he added.

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    ramprakash narayan
    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:59 am
    kohli is bull ter and arrogant bas@@@@#
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      DD
      Jun 4, 2017 at 12:24 am
      its just rumours by the sick disgusting amd patgetic media.. they are the biggest evil of current times..
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        Konwar
        Jun 3, 2017 at 10:19 pm
        If Kohli and his team are true Indians they should abandon tomorrow's match
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          THATHAMAN
          Jun 3, 2017 at 9:54 pm
          ASPER REPORTS FROM ENGLAND RAVI SHASHTRI IS IN CONSTANT TOUCH WITH KOHLI AND FEW PLAYERS.MAY BE THINGS ARE NOT GOOD FOR TEAM INDIA
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            T DUTTA
            Jun 3, 2017 at 9:30 pm
            CO ORDINATION IS NECESSARY IN FOOTBALL AND HOCKEY---it may not be always necessary in cricket
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              T DUTTA
              Jun 3, 2017 at 9:26 pm
              IN CRICKET ONLY 13 PLAYERS PLAY SIMULTANEOUSLY---11 FIELDERS AND 2 BATSMEN---------9 PLAYERS ALWAYS REMAIN IN THE PAVILION.-----IN FOOTBALL AND HOCKEY ALL 22 PLAYERS PLAY SIMULTANEOUSLY--------SO CRICKET IS NOT A HUNDRED PER CENT TEAM GAME---IT IS ONLY 60 PER CENT TEAM GAME--ONLY 13 OUT OF 22 PLAYERS PLAY AT ANY POINT OF TIME---9 PLAYERS DO NOT PLAY AT ANY POINT OF TIME[they sit in the pavilion]------this is a general comment not intended to devalue the performance of eminent cricketers
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                Arun
                Jun 3, 2017 at 8:34 pm
                Yeah....righhhhhhttttttttt!!!!
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                  Suresh
                  Jun 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
                  It is disgusting to see so much in the media about Kumble's exit. Australia normally play the prank of psychologically affecting the indian players during and before any match being pla between the two countries. Now i am surprised that BCCI is bringing psychological pressure on Indian team in Champions trophy, where already so much tension and hype is created about India and stan match. I feel this pressure will wilt the Indian performance badly. The timing is wrong. Somebody in BCCI is not happy with the success of Indian team.
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