The last few days have not been kind to Anil Kumble. One of India’s greatest match winners, Kumble seems to have ruffled some feathers in the Indian dressing room. This has landed him in hot water, as some players have been complaining to the BCCI about Kumble’s coaching style. Amidst all this speculation, Kumble has received support from a former team mate of his. In a surprising turn of events, Harbhajan Singh comes out in support of Anil Kumble.
Over the last couple of days, there have been reports of a fight between Kumble and Kohli, over the inclusion of Kuldeep Yadav in the playing XI. The current players are not too pleased by Kumble’s authoritarian coaching approach either. But Harbhajan Singh has vouched for his former team mate, as he claims that he had never seen Kumble fight anyone in 15 years.
“In my 15 years of playing with him, there has been no instance of any fight with him and he’s the best bowling mind in cricket, he’s always there to help.
“He’s been brilliant and he has played a major role in making me what I am today and I would like to thank him for that,” said Harbhajan further.
“Anil Kumble is strict, you can always talk to him about cricket. He’s very hard working and believes that one shouldn’t leave the match till the last ball.
“He’s strict but he responds to hard work more than just talent. As a coach, I am sure he’s going to bring a lot of good to Indian cricket. One can also see his results of last year.”
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“I am not a part of this team so I don’t know how Anil Bhai is running the team and I don’t talk to players about what is going on and all.
“If someone has issues with Kumble, he should go and talk to him because he’s a person of respect and as per my experience, he can’t have issues with anyone.”
“Conversation is the key to solving the issue, if there’s any. He’s someone who’s at the top and there’s no one who can fill his shoes easily,” Harbhajan added.