The reports of the rift between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli are going viral on the Internet. It is being said that the spat between Kohli and Kumble is the reason why Anil Kumble is not being given an extension in his services as the team’s coach.
However, Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh has defended Anil Kumble and claimed that Kumble cannot have any issues with anyone. Talking about his experience with Kumble, he said,
Only present players will be able to tell what his relations with Anil bhai are. In my 15 years of playing with him, there has been no instance of any fight with him and he’s the best bowling mind in cricket, he’s always there to help. He’s been brilliant and he has played a major role in making me what I am today and I would like to thank him for that.
Talking about the impressive performance that Team India gave under Anil Kumble, Bhajji said,
The impressive performance of the Indian team under Kumble in the past one year speaks for itself. Anil Kumble is strict, you can always talk to him about cricket. He’s very hard working and believes that one shouldn’t leave the match till the last ball. He’s strict but he responds to hard work more than just talent. As a coach, I am sure he’s going to bring a lot of good to Indian cricket. One can also see his results of last year.
Harbhajan further added,
I am not a part of this team so I don’t know how Anil Bhai is running the team and I don’t talk to players about what is going on and all. If someone has issues with Kumble, he should go and talk to him because he’s a person of respect and as per my experience, he can’t have issues with anyone.Conversation is the key to solving the issue, if there’s any. He’s someone who’s at the top and there’s no one who can fill his shoes easily.