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Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that he respected Anil Kumble's decision to resign from the position of Indian cricket team's coach. He also said that he doesn't want to divulge dressing room details.


By   |  Updated On : June 22, 2017 09:15 PM
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

New Delhi :  

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has spoken his silence on the rift with former coach Anil Kumble. After Kumble’s resignation, Kohli said that he will never reveal dressing room details and always maintain sanctity of the dressing room. He further said that he had utmost regard for the legendary leg-spinner and he respected his decision to step down.

Further, he also deleted his year-old tweet welcoming Anil Kumble's appointment as the national cricket team coach, further exposing the bitterness that had crept in. Soon after Kumble's appointment, Kohli had tweeted on June 23, 2016, greeting him with a smiley and expressed hopes of a great future under his guidance.

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"Heartiest welcome to @anilkumble1074 Sir. Look forward to your tenure with us. Great things in store for Indian Cricket with you ??" Kohli had posted on his official twitter handle, which he has deleted now. Kumble, who was given a one-year tenure, quit from his position as the head coach after the final of the Champions Trophy.

Although the BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, wanted him to continue but Kumble relinquished his position, stating that his relationship with Kohli became "untenable".   

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According to reports, Kumble and Kohli had a major fallout in the beginning of the year and were not on talking terms or the last six months.  

The situation worsened further after India's humiliating loss to arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final. Kumble did not travel with the team to the West Indies and later officially tendered his resignation. 

First Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017 09:00 PM


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