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Virat Kohli forcing Anil Kumble out ‘sad day for Indian cricket’: Sunil Gavaskar

Anil Kumble resigned as Indian cricket team’s head coach on Tuesday. He said his ‘untenable’ relationship with captain Virat Kohli led to the decision.

cricket Updated: Jun 21, 2017 12:19 IST
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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli’s relationship with coach Anil Kumble soured.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli’s relationship with coach Anil Kumble soured.(AFP/Getty Images)

Sunil Gavaskar has lashed out at the way Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble had to relinquish his top post following an ‘untenable’ relationship with captain Virat Kohli.

“I have very little knowledge about the differences between Virat and Anil. But it is a really sad day for Indian cricket,” Gavaskar said.

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“India have won everything since the time Anil took over. I can’t see Anil doing much wrong in one year. Difference happens in any team but see at the results,” he told NDTV.

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During his playing days, Kumble was known as a feisty fighter, even winning matches by bowling with a broken jaw, and Gavaskar wondered why he did not stand up this time.

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“Anil must have had his reasons (of resigning). I would have thought Anil would carry on. Once the CAC expressed their confidence in him, Anil should have stuck around. Hope he will take it on the chin and comes back stronger. But it is the first time a known fighter like Anil did not stand up,” said the former captain.

He said India will have to appoint a coach before the team goes to Sri Lanka. “It is for the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) to take a call on that,” said Gavaskar.