Team India’s head coach, Anil Kumble has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. According to several reports, Kumble’s authoritarian approach has miffed several members of the Indian team, which has created a rift in the dressing room. And now reports have come through that Anil Kumble has leaked team information on WhatsApp to certain sections of the media.
Last week, reports came out that Kumble had a heated argument with skipper Virat Kohli, over the inclusion of spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the starting XI. There is no smoke without fire, which is why we can be sure that all is not well inside the Indian dressing room at the moment.
And now, it is being reported that Kumble has leaked critical team information to certain members of the media.
This is what a BCCI official said to DNA,
“We’ve been told that there is a WhatsApp group created by Kumble of his few trusted media friends and few confidential talks between him and senior players were leaked through that.”
“At this highest level, a team needs a good man manager and not a great name. We’ve seen how a cricketing great like Greg Chappell literally created a friction in Team India during his tenure. We certainly don’t want that kind of situation and I hope the three-member CAC — Sachin Tendulkar, Ganguly and VVS Laxman — would consider all these things before taking a final call.”
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“Kohli and Kumble are both strong personalities and Indian cricket fans would certainly not want a situation like the old.”
If these allegations are indeed proved to be true, then Kumble might as well kiss his job goodbye right now.
Watch this space for more information!