‘Loser is Indian cricket of course’ — Former players react to Kumble’s resignation

The Indian team performed well under Kumble in the past 12 months, winning Test series in the West Indies (2-0) before winning at home against New Zealand (3-0), England (4-0), Bangladesh (1-0) and Australia (2-1).

Kumble on Tuesday stepped down from his position after a widely-speculated feud with captain Virat Kohli, marking a bitter end to a highly successful tenure.   -  AP

Former cricketers including Sunil Gavaskar, Michael Vaughan and Bishan Singh Bedi expressed their disappointment in seeing Anil Kumble step down as Head Coach of the Indian cricket team.

 

Sunil Gavaskar described the resignation of Anil Kumble as a sad day for Indian cricket and praised him for doing a great job in his one-year stint.

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

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

 

Former India spinner Bishan Bedi also took to twitter to express his displeasure in the state of Indian cricket calling it big loss for team. “Gratitude has obviously been thrown out of the window by whoever raising ’revolt’ against India’s giant @anilkumble1074! Loser’s Indian Cricket of course!” he tweeted.

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Former India opener and current TV pundit Aakash Chopra said the situation could have been handled better.

“It (the coach selection process) should have been done after the home season and not just before the Champions Trophy. It could have been handled better but that is how the cookie has crumbled,” he said.

Kumble on Tuesday stepped down from his position after a widely-speculated feud with captain Virat Kohli, marking a bitter end to a highly successful tenure.

The team did well under Kumble in the past 12 months, winning Test series in the West Indies (2-0) before winning at home against New Zealand (3-0), England (4-0), Bangladesh (1-0) and Australia (2-1).

The team also won eight ODIs and lost five during the 46-year-old’s tenure.