How People Around The World Reacted To Anil Kumble Being Appointed New Indian Coach

Indian Cricket Team finally gets an Indian Coach. Anil Kumble has been appointed as the coach of Indian Cricket Team to head the national side. After 16-years  the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced Anil Kumble as the chosen candidate.

Kumble was given a one-year term during which the  former Indian Test captain will take charge of the Indian team. He will be heading the team  from the upcoming Test series in July-August that India will play in West Indies.

His former teammates Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar picked India’s highest wicket-taker in Tests and ODIs as the candidate. Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman are part of the BCCI Advisory Committee.

The race of becoming the coach of the Indian team was between two candidates, Anil Kumble and former Team India Director, Ravi Shastri. Shastri does not have any  coaching experience or a coaching certificate but the  45-year-old was added to the fray under a window for candidates with no experience by BCCI.

The fast bowler has already been a mentor for the Mumbai Indians  and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

Anil Kumble
image Courtesy: BCCI

Now the news of Anil Kumble being appointed as a coach broke the internet and this is how cricket fraternity reacted after it went official.

What New Indian Coach Said:

“It’s a great honour and I would like to thank BCCI for this opportunity. I am thankful to BCCI and cricket advisory committee for showing faith in me. It is the right time and way to give back what all I have gained from the cricket.”

What BCCI President, Anurag Thakur Said:

“Indian cricket team deserves the best coach and BCCI has full faith in Anil Kumble. We take feedback from everyone, including media. This game is followed by millions. Anil Kumble will join the team for the West Indies tour.”

How Others Reacted:

https://twitter.com/imVkohli/status/745995644779827200

https://twitter.com/harbhajan_singh/status/745985320982814720

https://twitter.com/KP24/status/745966607122436098

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24 June, 2016
Avni S. Singh

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