Virat Kohli Breaks His Silence On The Kumble-Kohli Saga

Sheri Evans
June 25, 2017

The issue hit a brick wall during the course of the tournament as Kohli made his reservations very clear to the CAC at a meeting in England.

The legendary spinner chose to move on after the BCCI had informed him that skipper Virat Kohli had some reservations over his coaching style. "I am sure Kumble must have been frustrated and must have said whatever he wanted".

Except that Kohli wasn't going to do anything of the sort. I have total respect for him as a cricketer and what he's achieved for the nation. He went on to talk about how he would never break the sanctity of the changing room and said, "What happens in change room is something sacred & private to all of us, something that I wouldn't express in detail in public". "For us that is paramount", he further added.

In other sports, Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian men's player to lift the Indonesia Open Super Series title. Take a look at how Bayliss has taken English cricket forward. Wins and losses are part and parcel of the game, but Kumble must have been disappointed with the manner of the defeat and he must have said something.

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Since Duncan Fletcher left in March 2015, India, now the world's top Test team, have struggled for stability with Ravi Shastri and Sanjay Bangar both taking on temporary roles before Kumble's reign. Some players also didn't take kindly to an approach that bordered on hectoring rather than persuasion.

"Different individuals have different ways of functioning". The ODI series will be followed by a one-off T20 global game. "The last date for submission of applications is hence extended to the 9th of July, 2017". Don't be too surprised if he's back in the hot seat. But having committed to such an utterly meaningless exercise, the least India could have done is use it as an opportunity to blood new talent.

In contrast the Indians have as many as eight players from their touring party who featured in that fixture headed by proven match-winners Kohli and wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni. It's not like you're unaware of their abilities.

With the International Cricket Council (ICC) staying out of the row surrounding India-Pakistan bilateral series agreements, the BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai on Saturday admitted that step was an advantageous one for India.

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