Mumbai:Indian cricket is currently going through a bad patch, first of all Team India lost the final of Champion’s Trophy against arch-rivals Pakistan by 180 runs and right after the embarrassing loss came yet another blow as Anil Kumble decided to step down as coach of team India on Tuesday amid reports of rift between him and India captain Virat Kohli.
After Kumble stepped down as coach of Team India, the position has been left vacant and now the Cricket Advisory Committee of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, who picked Kumble in June last year, will pick Kumble's replacement.
Currently the candidates who have applied for the job are Virender Sehwag ,Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh.
Former India captain and current commentator Sunil Gavaskar has slammed team India players after Anil Kumble resigned from the post.
"I have very little knowledge about the differences between Virat and Anil. But it is a really sad day for Indian cricket,” Gavaskar told NDTV
"So you want softies. You want somebody to just tell you, 'ok boys, don't practice today because you guys are not feeling well, ok take a holiday, go shopping'. You want that kind of a person. If somebody is a hard taskmaster and he has got you results like Anil Kumble has got over the last one year. If any of the players are complaining, I feel those players are the ones who should be left out of the team." added Gavaskar.
Kumble, who took over from Team India director Ravi Shastri last year, enjoyed stupendous success as coach in terms of results. Under Kumble India lost only one bilateral series.
"India have won everything since the time Anil took over," he added. "I can't see Anil doing much wrong in one year. Differences (can) happen in any team but see the results." said Gavaskar while lauding Kumble’s performance as India coach
Team India, on Tuesday left for West Indies from England where they were playing in ICC Champions Trophy. India are without head coach during the West Indies tour, and BCCI general manager of cricket operations MV Sridhar will supervise the tour....