Kumble's exit won't have affect India's performance: Kohli's childhood coach

Postado Junho 24, 2017

Erapalli Prasanna has joined the list of former Indian cricketers that have severely criticised Indian captain Virat Kohli after Anil Kumble's resignation as the head coach of the team.

His exit came as shocking news for cricket fans due to his reputation as a cricketer. Prasanna sounded cynical in his response when asked about the rift between Kohli and Anil Kumble, who quit as Indian cricket team coach recently.

Anil Kumble had resigned from his post of India head coach on Tuesday as the "captain had reservations about his style".

The welcome tweet by Kohli is unavailable but the reply of the legendary leg-spinner can still be seen on the Twitter. The situation was so worse that the skipper and the coach did not speak for the last six months.

West Indies have named an unchanged squad for the first two one-day internationals against India as they seek to make significant strides up the ICC rankings.

Kumble's decision confirmed rumours that had been circulating for weeks about him falling out between with captain Virat Kohli.

"We have created a culture over the last three or four years that whatever happens in the changing room we have tried to maintain the sanctity of the changing room throughout and that is what the whole team believes".

"Obviously Anil bhai has expressed his views and he's taken the decision to step out and we will respect that decision".

The 55-year-old also feels that coaches need to be qualified for the job and just having credentials as a player isn't enough to be made coach of a national team. There's no taking away that aspect of him at all.

"As I said, his point of view is out there and we respect that decision". The man who has taken Afghanistan cricket to great heights as coach over the past year, feels that the BCCI should not only try to be professional, but should also treat the candidates who have applied with more respect. "I don't want to talk on this matter", Ganguly, a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee formed to recommend the coach, said at CAB today.

Acting BCCI president CK Khanna has said a new coach will be named before India start their tour of Sri Lanka in July.

Also, despite the fact that Kohli will not part of the selection process his influence over the team and his personal bonding with the candidate will hold the key in the next appointment.