WhatsApp behind Kohli-Kumble Clash

Wed May 31 2017 21:38:23 GMT+0530 (IST)

As per media reports, All isn't well between Team India Skipper Virat Kohli and Head Coach Anil Kumble since some time.

Reportedly, Anil Kumble created a WhatsApp group after becoming a head coach and included Senior Players as it's members. Things went wrong when Kumble leaked one-on-one conversation with Kohli and other Players to media.

It is learnt that Kumble and Kohli had difference of opinion over Playing XI during 3rd Test Match against Australia. Kumble suggested inclusion of Kuldeep Yadav but Kohli preferred an unchanged side. Finally, Kuldeep made his debut in 4th Test and took four crucial wickets.

After the fallout, BCCI didn't extend the one year contract of Anil Kumble which ends with Champions Trophy. Instead, Applications were invited for the selection of new head coach. It's up to 3-Member Cricket Advisory Committee comprising of Sachin, Ganguly & Laxman to decide if there is someone better than Kumble at this point of time.  

Of course, The decision of Virat Kohli is going to be utmost crucial in the selection of coach. Indian Cricket Board doesn't want a friction that existed when Greg Chappel served as coach a decade ago.