Anil Kumble quits as Team India coach

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 21:22 hrs
Anil Kumble quits as Team India coach

New Delhi:  Putting an end to all the controversy, legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble has reportedly decided against continuing as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.

Kumble and India skipper Virat Kohli were at loggerheads since the Australia tour of India and with days passing by, the relationship between the captain and coach simply strained.

Kohli, being the World No. 1 batsman and skipper of the Indian team had differences with Kumble with the latter reportedly being a taskmaster. Senior India players also have reported of Kumble being too strict and behaving like 'headmaster'.

According to reports, Kumble, whose one-year tenure was scheduled to end at the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales, stayed back in England instead of travelling with the team for their next assignment in the West Indies.

The Indian team on Tuesday left for the West Indies, where they play five One-day Internationals (ODI) and a solitary T20 International.

Earlier, reports of a rift between skipper Virat Kohli and Kumble had emerged, prompting the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to advertise for the post of head coach just before the team landed in England for the Champions Trophy.

India lost to arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy on Sunday.

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