He is arguably India's greatest bowler and an all-time great. Kumble was a greater Test match-winner than even Sachin Tendulkar at his time. He was a good cricket administrator also.
His Team India coaching career got off to a good start as we won a many series under him. But it all fell apart by the end of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
There were allegations that Kumble was too tough and harsh on the players and many had even written to the BCCI complaining about him.
But his reported tiff with captain Virat Kohli was ominous and then we crashed with arch-nemesis Pakistan in the CT final and Kumble simply had to go.
Read: Stellar Kumble goes out on a tragic low