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Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has expressed his delight after Anil Kumble was appointed as the head catch of team India. Welcoming the news of Kumble’s appointment, the little master said that “ache din” awaits Indian cricket.
Kumble is undoubtedly one of the greatest players to grace the game but he is still inexperienced when it comes to coaching. The only experience in terms of coaching for the 45-year-old has been a role of mentor for two IPL franchises, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. However, Gavaskar said that Kumble’s vast experience will cover up that void. He said that Kumble will bring a lot to the table and is the right man to take the team forward.
“You don’t need a coaching degree, all you have to be is a good man manager. Kumble brings into table a lot of determination, experience and intelligence as India coach,” Gavaskar told NDTV shortly after Kumble was appointed for a one-year term.
“One year term as India coach is more than enough,” reckoned Gavaskar.
Praising Kumble, Gavaskar said that kumble’s records as a player will command a lot of respect form the players.
“Players can Google on Kumble and find out what he has achieved. He will earn a lot of respect in the dressing room. He has been a great performer for India.”
The former India captain further said that ultimately it is down to the players on the field but Kumble will be actively involved with them from the sidelines. The former opener said that Kumble will be a living example for the players.
“Kumble would certainly give his opinions. I don’t see him being a passive coach. As far as achievements go, he will be a living example in front of the players,” Gavaskar added.