Kohli and Kumble were not on talking terms from last six months
This news might shock all the fans but it’s true. The BCCI top official revealed that captain Virat Kohli and chief coach Anil Kumble were not on talking terms for the “last six months”. Not only this, another very important thing that has come out is that the Chief Advisory Committee, comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, also didn’t straightaway give the green light to Kumble’s extension
Anil Kumble extension problem
According to a report, “There had been reports that the CAC had Okayed Kumble’s extension. They had okayed his extension but with a rider. They had said that Kumble should be retained provided all pending issues are resolved.”
Post the ICC Champions Trophy final, there were three separate meetings at the Indian team’s hotel. The first was where Kumble met the BCCI top brass and members of CAC followed by Kohli meeting them. The last and the most “eventful” meeting was when Kohli and Kumble were made to sit across the table. The talks failed completely as there was no communication.
Official said that “The two had stopped talking to each other since December when the England Test series got over. There were problems but it was like shocking that the two didn’t have any proper communication from the past six months. On Sunday evening after the final, they were made to sit across table and they both agreed that it’s not working out.”
Both the legends have their own mindsets that are contrary and therefore problem occurred.
Officials further added that “Let’s put it that Virat felt that Anil is entering an area which was his domain. For Anil, who has been a decorated player and an India captain, he has his own beliefs and ideas but the final call always stays with the captain.”
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