Anil Kumble has thrown his hat in the ring of India coach’s role
The race for the head coach of the Indian team took a fascinatingly intriguing turn with Anil Kumble, the former Indian captain, throwing his hat in the ring.
Legendary Indian bowler Anil Kumble has also thrown his hat in the ring of India’s head coach job. He is the leading wicket-taker of India in both Test and ODI. He was also India’s Test captain for two years. India was crowned with the numerous uno rank of ICC Test ranking a few months after of his retirement, but the credit goes to him because of his captaincy helped India to go close to the numero uno rank and under Dhoni’s captaincy India culminated to the No. 1 rank.
Sources in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed Wisden India on Monday that the application of Kumble had been received by the governing body.
However, BCCI didn’t disclose any other applicant’s name. BCCI said they have received 57 applications for the head coach role. The email id, which was created for the head coach application, will be opened soon on 23 June by the BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke and once the first phase of the scan over, the candidates who meet the criteria laid out by the board will be processed for future consideration.
SKumble has retired from all form of international cricket in November 2008. He was involved with cricket as he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and associated with the team as a mentor and later was the mentor of Mumbai Indians.
He was also BCCI’s chairman of working committee. He also served for the Karnataka Cricket Association for a three-year term between 2010 to 2013. Currently, he is doing commentary and head of ICC’s Cricket Committee.
Kumble’s application in the list 57 applicants has changed the dimension of thinking as stood tall in his 18-year-old international cricket. He has 619 Test and 337 ODI wickets.
His experience of international cricket is vast. He also played the role of mentor for two IPL teams. So his understanding cricket both the technical and tactical aspect of the game will surely add help him.
Generally, Indian national team’s coach tenure stay for three years but this time, BCCI is liking for someone who will coach India at least 2019 World Cup in England.
Kumble’s experience will also help India in West Indies and at home when New Zealand, England, and Australia will visit India to play 18 Test matches altogether respectively. So the legendary leg spinner’s expertise will help Indian spinners.
Kumble ,45, is not in a position to throw his hat in the ring of tough competition for India coaching job and regret later. His experience with the Indian team will help Virat Kohli’s new Test team to be indomitable.
However, Kumble doesn’t have any former coaching degree but his expertise will obviously will tough competition to other Indians who applied for the role. Former Indian cricketers like Ravi Shastri, Sandeep Patil, who coached India in 1996 and coached Kenya 2003 World Cup, and currently is the head of Indian selection panel. Lalchand Rajput and Venkatesh Prasad are two named who in recent past was
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