Virat Kohli ‘unhappy’ with Anil Kumble, BCCI’s Big 3 to broker peace?
NEW DELHI: Is the coach of the Indian team between Anil Kumble and high level players led by captain Virat Kohli? Sources say Kohli and other players are not satisfied with how Kumble guided the team.
The news comes at a time when India is preparing for Pakistan during its first Champions Trophy match on June 4 The three big Indian cricket – Sourav Ganguly group, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman BCCI – will now be negotiating the Peace between the men of Kumble and Kohli. The advisory committee was responsible for appointing the next coach in India. Kumble was considered the main candidate for an extension to the 2019 World Cup with the Indian team that won everything under their feet for a year. So what has suddenly gone wrong?
It is believed that Kumble being a “difficult teacher” does not work well with older people. There is still no serious crisis, but sources say the players were happier with Ravi Shastri’s work style.
It is understood that Vinod Rai, chairman of the Board of Directors (CoA) appointed by the Supreme Court, is likely to meet with the three-member group to discuss the matter.
Read this story in Gujarat
Sources said Kohli had a word with Ganguly after the practice match against New Zealand on Sunday and could discuss in depth the issue.
It is well known that a particular BCCI sector was in favor of extending the previous Kumble contract, but a board official told them Kohli was not comfortable with the idea of working long-term with Kumble.
Kumble The contract ended after the trophy and the Council of Champions continued the process of finding the coach instead of giving Kumble a contract extension. Of course, Kumble will automatically be a part of the process.
“With the CoA, who is not involved in the daily work of the team responsible for designating the new coach is in charge of the group of 3. Neither CoA nor Board members will participate in this process,” a source in the said .
Virender Sehwag was invited, but refused to apply. The focus was diverted to Ravi Shastri, but he has shown no interest in applying for the best job. Sources say Tom Moody of Australia could be a potential candidate again, but in a BCCI section wants Rahul Dravid to apply for the post. There is no development on that front.
Therefore, the COA has asked the advisory panel to resolve the differences between the coach and the players.
The theme in cricket circles is: What is wrong with Kumble’s method? Sources say Kohli and Kumble had a difference of opinion on various issues in the eleventh series game between India and Australia.
In the last test of Dharamsala, India has won, Kumble has firmly supported the inclusion of chin chinaman Kuldeep Yadav in place of the injured Kohli. The sources say Kohli did not know and was surprised by surprise.
Kohli, who now leads the team in all formats and has become more powerful than ever, wanted Shastri continues, but the board did not consider his request. The top BCCI leadership may have ignored Kohli’s concerns, but other senior cricket team players say ‘good factor’ is not under Kumble.
BCCI: A section within the council was not happy with Kumble about his “closeness” to the Lodha panel and the CoA Kumble spoke directly with CoA chief Vinod Rai on the salaries of players and coaches. It even called for a substantial salary increase that has not yet fallen well with some BCCI mandarins. While the BCCI is not directly in the picture, in this case, the chances of some of them to play small roles in the matter can not be excluded.