It’s recognized to all that legendary spinner Anil Kumble stepped down as India’s head coach after the 2017 Champions Trophy after a rift with the then Indian skipper Virat Kohli. It was surprising for all to see Kumble not getting an prolonged time period and as per Kohli, gamers felt intimidated by his fashion of teaching. A clearer model of the story concerning the identical sequence got here to the fore when Vinod Rai, who was the chief of the Supreme Courtroom-appointed Committee of Directors, opened about it in his newest ebook.
Rai additionally added that he instantly moved to legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar to get some attainable answer on the matter. Rai added that he thought himself to be a rank outsider and believed that the story may have been handled in a greater manner if gamers like Sachin, Laxman, or Ganguly spoke about it.
“It was on this subject that Ram Guha was upset. He wished us to routinely lengthen his time period. Now, simply think about if we had prolonged the time period, and any individual solely to embarrass the CoA had gone to court docket, he may have simply stalled our transfer. So, I made a decision to comply with the method and let Kumble be an computerized inclusion within the course of. However when Virat Kohli raised the difficulty of youthful gamers being intimidated by Kumble’s disciplinarian method, I took the lead in chatting with Sachin Tendulkar,” mentioned Vinod Rai as quoted by HT.
Rai opens up on the significance of speaking to Sachin Tendulkar
“I noticed myself as a rank outsider. Why would gamers take heed to me? But when somebody like Sachin (Tendulkar), Sourav (Ganguly), or VVS (Laxman) speaks to the staff administration or the gamers, there’s a higher probability of a breakthrough. Nonetheless, I consider all the episode may have been dealt with 100 instances higher,” he added.
Rai, in his newest ebook – ‘Not Only a Nightwatchman: My Innings within the BCCI’ – talked in regards to the Kohli-Kumble incident intimately and went on to say on document that India couldn’t have gotten a greater coach than Kumble again then.