I am honoured by the confidence reposed in my by the CAC, in asking me to continue as Head Coach. The credit for the achievements of the last one year goes to the captain, the entire team, coaching and support staff.
Post this intimation, I was informed for the first time yesterday by the BCCI that the Captain had reservations with my 'style' and about my continuing as the Head Coach. I was surprised since I had always respected the role boundaries between Captain and Coach. Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstandings between the Captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and I therefore believe it is best for me to move on.
Professionalism, discipline, commitment, honesty, complementary skills and diverse views are the key traits I bring to the table. These need to be valued for the partnership to be effective. I see the Coach's role akin to 'holding a mirror' to drive self-improvement in the team's interest.
In light of these 'reservations', I believe it is best I hand over this responsibility to whomever the CAC and BCCI deem fit.
Let me reiterate that it has been an absolutely privilege to have served as Head Coach for the last one year. I thank the CAC, BCCI, CoA and all concerned.
I also wish to thank the innumerable followers and fans of Indian cricket for their continued support. I will remain a well-wisher of the great cricketing tradition of my country forever.
- Anil KumbleFor me... the above is not the resignation letter ! It is a WARNING about the FUTURE OF INDIAN CRICKET ! Some worst things for Indian Cricket are inline... How can Virat Kohli decides starting from selection of Indian cricket team... to... who can be the coach for Indian Team ? Kumble asking Hardik Pandya to go before MS Dhoni to bat in one of the ICC champions trophy matches is the analytical ability of Kumble to understand the situation in hand and plan accordingly. Asking Kedar Jhadav to bowl in 39th over instead of asking him to bowl between 15th and 25th overs is LACK OF COMMONSENSE that Virat Kohli retains FOREVER. How can this Arrogant Senseless Captain lead India in to World Cup 2019 ??? I AM SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS... (OR) SHALL I STOP WATCHING CRICKET UNTIL THE END OF VIRAT KOHLI'S MANIPULATIVE LOUSY ERA OF CRICKET ? - KB Click here for full blog ...