Before Champion’s trophy 2017 Virat said in an interview” Kumble bhai knows the player’s well and respects them as well and also guide them well when needed”, but after the champion’s trophy 2017‘s final loss Kohli said in an interview” I would like to thank my batting coach and raghuvendra too” . That is when it all became public when kohli did not thank kumble despite being the primary coach.
Under Kumble’s Reign
Before kumble was appointed coach, Ravi Shastri was the former Indian Coach and virat gave a statement that it would be very nice if Ravi sir continues, but the CAC chose Kumble over Shastri . Under Kumble Indian team performed very well and made it to the number one test team despite the rift. He was a strict coach as compared to the lenient Ravi Shastri , but his methods gave the better results.
The Cause Of The Rift
There is an old saying that” sometimes a bit of conflict can get the best out of people” , but continued friction can lead to a meltdown. This is what happened after the Champion’s trophy 2017‘s final loss. Kumble was highly critical of the team . He critisized the team’s bowling lineup with personal comments and even passed comments on the things that were not important.
Before the day between the champion’s Trophy’s Final, the CAC called Kohli and told him to patch up things with Kumble . The CAC even talked to some other players of the team and each of them had the same answer that the coach’s attitude is intolerable and it would be better without him. The CAC ignored the player’s request and continued with kumble as head coach. Finally Virat played his last move and texted BCCI as “its either him or me” and at last BCCI overruled the CAC and Kumble was forced to resign. This is how the Rift Between Virat And Kumble came to an end.
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