The Board of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) announced on Thursday that former India skipper Anil Kumble will be the head coach of the Indian cricket team for a period of one year.
The leg spinner was a legend of the game and he currently holds the record of being the highest Indian wicket-taker in both Tests and One Day Internationals, with 956 scalps.
The appointment was met with a lot of enthusiasm by cricketers and cricket experts from all around the world on Twitter and here’s a look at some of the tweets:
Heartiest welcome to @anilkumble1074 Sir. Look forward to your tenure with us. Great things in store for Indian Cricket with you 😊— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 23, 2016
Anil Kumble is an outstanding choice as coach of India. The expectations from him will be huge.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 23, 2016
Anil Kumble the new Indian coach. Wonderful news for a great man! Best wishes, buddy! 🏏— KP (@KP24) June 23, 2016
Jumbo news 4Team India.Congrats @anilkumble1074— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 23, 2016
To have a coach who cud play wid broken jaw wud be an inspiration fr guys in dressing room.
Congrats @anilkumble1074 bhai on your appointment as head coach of Team India. I am sure you will excel in the new role. All the best!— Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) June 23, 2016
Kumbles congrats Son!Well deserved honour!Am glad fr Indn Crkt-Gud job BCCI-wish Kumble was given 2/3 yrs 'cos his precision demands that..!— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) June 23, 2016