Kumble had a fallout with Kohli in 2017

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22 Dec 2018

CAC wanted Kumble to continue as coach, says Laxman

The BCCI-appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) wanted former Indian Test skipper Anil Kumble to continue as the head coach of India in 2017.

It was the CAC that had earlier appointed the legend as the Indian cricket team coach.

Kumble quit as the Indian coach last year following a bitter saga with captain Virat Kohli.

VVS Laxman has now gone on to reveal this.

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Kumble chose to step down as India coach

Kumble chose to step down as India coach

Laxman is a part of the CAC that also comprises the likes of Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar.

According to a report in India Today, the former India batsman said that the body wanted Kumble to continue as coach, but he chose to step down instead.

Laxman revealed that the incident left a bitter taste in the mouth.

Words

'We at the CAC thought Anil should continue as coach'

"I don't think Kohli crossed the line. We at the CAC thought Anil should continue as coach but he thought the right decision was to quit and move ahead. It left a bitter taste in the mouth," said Laxman.

The legend felt that the Kohli-Kumble partnership didn't work out.

"We did a very elaborate process — unfortunately, Kohli and Kumble did not work out."

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Issues

How did the saga unfold?

How did the saga unfold?

According to reports, the issues had surfaced between the two when Kumble used to send instructions to Kohli on the field.

There were disagreements over team selection as well.

The cricketers did not find it easy under Kumble.

The former ace spinner was a demanding coach and Kohli's team wanted someone more free thinking and relaxed.

That's where things reached a tipping point.

Relation

The partnership was untenable: Kumble on Kohli

During the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, the saga was exposed and it got a lot of media coverage.

Kumble's decision came just 4 days ahead of the limited-overs tour of the Caribbean.

Kumble had said, "The misunderstandings between the captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable. I believe it was best for me to move on."

Here's how India performed under Kumble

Under Kumble's coaching stint, India won five successive Test series. It started with an away series win against West Indies. India then won 4 successive home Test series against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia. India won two ODI home series as well.

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What has VVS Laxman said on Anil Kumble?

Asked 2018-12-22 12:47:01 by Shreyas Venkatesan

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VVS Laxman said that the Cricket Advisory Committee wanted Anil Kumble to continue as India coach, but the latter was head bent on quitting.

Why did Kumble decide to resign as India coach?

Asked 2018-12-22 12:47:01 by Shreyas Tata

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The differences between the Indian captain Virat Kohli and himself, prompted Kumble to step down as India coach. He stated that the partnership was untenable.

What issues had surfaced between the two?

Asked 2018-12-22 12:47:01 by Anika Subramanium

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Reports claimed that the constant interference from Kumble regarding on-field decisions and team selection led to an uneasy atmosphere in the camp.

Who went on to replace Anil Kumble as coach?

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Ravi Shastri replaced Anil Kumble as India's head coach.

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