'Deliver as captain or quit', BCCI warns Kohli

"Now I am head coach with the Afghanistan team for the last one year and you see their progress". Incidentally, Kumble did reapply for the job then. "There is no question of joining a queue and hoping that he is considered for the post", the official quoted. And finally, isn't Indian cricket the biggest loser in all of this? "They are down. You come and [give the dressing down]". Whereas it seems like skipper Virat Kohli " s recommendation has become the top priority for BCCI as they have attempted to rope in former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri to fill Kumble's shoes.

His one year contract expired at the end of the Champions Trophy but Anil Kumble was given the option to travel with team to the West Indies for five ODIs and a solitary T20. Immediately after Kumble's resignation, social media got flooded with requests asking Dhoni to return as the captain of the Indian team.

India open their tour with an ODI doubleheader at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad starting tomorrow. Kumble was meant to land on Thursday. The loss in the Champions Trophy was thus the first in which Kohli failed as a captain but somewhere it eased out the process of Kumble's exit.

"As I said, his point of view is out there and we respect that decision", Kohli said. Later on, during the tournament, he denied any rift within the team, saying there were "no issues whatsoever". He told NDTV in an exclusive chat that this would benefit the next coach, who would know what he could or couldn't do.

Take a look at Kumble's tweet:Some sources also said that Kumble always used to pull up players for lack of intensity and indiscipline.

Shukla stressed Kohli would not be expected to have any input in finding Kumble's successor. In the meeting, he said that he had no issues with Virat Kohli. The official said there is no discussion of anybody reapplying for the post.

"I think it's sad that someone like Anil Kumble has had to take this step". Now, with Kumble stepping down from the position, the vacancy comes to the fore again. "But Kumble wanted due credit".

Shukla revealed that the BCCI tried their level best to resolve the issue between Kumble and Kohli, but no outcome could be found out and therefore, the former cricketer made a decision to move on. Coaching and playing cricket are totally different.

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.

  • Julie Sanders