Kumble-Kohli fiasco, that led to Indian cricket team’s head coach Anil Kumble’s resignation, has taken a new twist. The Telegraph has reported that if Anil Kumble didn’t resign, then Indian cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli would have.
The tussle between Kohli and Kumble has been the hottest topic of discussion among Indian cricket fans in the last few weeks. Ever during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the Kumble-Kohli fiasco dominated the headlines. It was almost certain that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would take a decision after the conclusion of tournament. But nobody thought that Anil Kumble would resign from his job under pressure.
Virat Kohli is the poster boy of Indian cricket and he is one of the strongest men in world cricket. After his tussle with Kumble, it was almost certain that if BCCI have to chose between coach and captain, they would go with Kohli. And that’s exactly what happened. According to the Telegraph, Kohli was very adamant that he didn’t want Anil Kumble continue as Indian cricket team’s head coach. A source close to BCCI told The Telegraph that Kohli made it very clear to Cricket Advisory Committee that he would resign as Indian cricket team’s captain if the board decides to continue with Anil Kumble.
According to The Telegraph, a source said: “Kohli had been adamant that Kumble couldn’t continue as the head coach and that the Board needed to look for a replacement…. That, it seems, was communicated to the Committee of Administrators’ chief Vinod Rai, besides top officials of the Board and, of course, the CAC…. Had the Board gone ahead and implemented Sachin, Sourav and Laxman’s recommendation, then Kohli would almost surely have resigned”.