In the latest progress to the alleged Kohli-Kumble rift, it has been learnt that the clash between the two was palpable during the practice game between India and Bangladesh.
As per a report in Bangalore Mirror, when the Head Coach Anil Kumble entered India’s net session with some equipment, the India skipper walked away. The distance between the two was clearly seen, as Kohli was in no mood to share a net session with Kumble.
The clash of ideas between them could be a big loss for the side ahead of the all-important clash against Pakistan, where both the teams will open their Champions Trophy campaign. As Sourav Ganguly said, it’s the team which is at loss due to all what is coming out and at the end of the day, it will the players who will be blamed for any stutter in form during the Champions Trophy.
Meanwhile, the BCCI officials had a meeting with few of the players of the Indian cricket team to enquire about the role of Anil Kumble. Officials, who earlier denied any rift in team India are yet to come up with their view after the meet with the players and are expected to give their feedback on Friday.
On one hand, when the team is being distracted by the news of outside world, Virender Sehwag, the former Indian batsman has thrown his in the ring to become the next coach of Indian team. Along with him, Tom Moody, Dodda Ganesh, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput have also applied for the post. Anil Kumble, the current coach is the automatic entrant in the fray but there are slim chances of him asking for an extension.
Between all this, Ramachandran Guha, a member of COA has resigned from his post because of the tiff going on in the Indian team. Sources claim that he was against BCCI inviting applications for the post of Head Coach and wanted an extension for Kumble keeping in mind his success rate in past one year.
Kumble’s stint as Head Coach ends after the Champions Trophy and in all possibility, Sehwag is expected to take over the reins.
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June 2, 2017 at 05:29AM