Wherever the level of bitterness has reached between India’s two major match winners, there are reports on it. It is being said that Virat Kohli had decided that if Anil Kumble is left he would leave the captaincy. The bitterness reached here that Virat Kohli deleted the tweets from his Twitter handle, which he did in the welcome while being the coach of Anil Kumble. According to sources in the English newspaper The Telegraph, it has been claimed that if Kumble was retained as coach, he could leave the captaincy.
With the victory of England on the eve of 18th of England on the evening of 18th June, not only did the dream of India break, but also every hope of reconciliation between Kumble and Kohli was broken. The relationship between Kumble and Kohli was going on in the past few months, but despite the situation, the situation did not get so bad that Kohli and Kumble were threatened with leaving the captaincy when they were given the coach. But that happened. That happened the next day of the final of the Champions Trophy final i.e. on Monday.
In this meeting on Monday, Kohli told the members of the CAC that Sachin, Sourav and Laxman in clear words, Kohli would not be able to captain if Kumble would stay in the coach. The members of the CAC were also dumbfounded by these influences of Kohli. There was talk of nonconform between the coach and the captain for a long time. But everyone expected that the matter would be resolved. In this hope, the board had also booked Kumble and his wife’s ticket with Team India for the West Indies tour.
On Monday, Kohli’s meeting with the CAC brought an earthquake in Indian cricket, the script was written a day before, after the defeat in the Champions Trophy. According to reports, after the defeat in the final, Kumble in the team’s dressing room strongly reprimanded the entire team. It would have been an important lesson for the team for Kumble, who played cricket with discipline throughout his career, but this scandal for the cricketers of Team India, who have been super star, was such that some school master used to teach their students.
The evening of Sunday evening proved to be the last nail in the coffin of the relationship with the captain and coach beforehand. It is believed that Kumble wanted the decision of batting first before winning the toss in India’s final match, but Kohli decided to reverse it on the field.
Kohli’s meeting with the CAC made it clear that Kumble, coach and captain are encroaching on their territory in violation of the rights line. And he does not want to be a captain without rights. It was clear that if Kumble is the coach then Kohli will leave the captaincy.