After Anil Kumble resignation as the Indian national coach, the Indian captain Virat Kohli has said that he has total respect for the legend as a cricketer.
After a poor performance during the finals, the Indian team coach Kumble scolded the teammates for conceding 338 runs against arch-rivals Pakistan and then bowled out for 158 in 30.3 overs to lose the title by 180 runs.
10 of the Indian players were unhappy with the scolding behavior of Anil Kumble. The Indian team players were disturbed as they lost to Pakistan a big margin of 180 runs which led to Anil Kumble to the resignation.
“It”s his opinion, which I respect,” Kohli said on the eve of the first ODI in Port of Spain, according to the Indian Express. “I have total respect for him as a cricketer and what he has achieved [for the] nation. All the years that he has played. There”s no taking away that aspect of him at all. And we all respect him totally.”
“Like I said, for me what”s most important is to maintain the sanctity of the dressing room and what happens in the change room is something that”s very sacred and private to all of us, and something that I would not express in details in a public scenario. As I said, his point of view is out there and we respect that decision,” he added.
Under the coaching of Anil Kumble, the Indian team became number 1 in test matches. He joined the Indian team as the coach in June 2016. The Indian team defeated West Indies in West Indies by 2-0, won the test series against England, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Australia. They claimed the number 1 rank team in test matches and also the mace. India won the ODI series against New Zealand and England at home.
Anil Kumble lost only T20 series against West Indies last August. Apart from that, the Indian team had a great tenure under him. The Virat Kohli-led side will be playing a five-match ODI series and lone T20 match against West Indies starting from tomorrow.
Anil Kumble after resigning from coach post, he said that Virat Kohli had problems with my boss style nature of coaching and decided to step down. He was supposed to go West Indies for the series but decided to stay in London for the ICC meeting.