BCCI could not have chosen a right person than former cricketer Anil Kumble as the head coach of Team India for a period of one year. Though there were hundreds of aspirants, nationally as well internationally, for the coveted post, the cricket board exercised caution before arriving at a decision to pick Kumble. A great performer who has achieved a lot during his playing days, former leg spinner is always away from controversies. In a career spanning more than a decade, Kumble has a blemishless record, be it on the field or off it. Former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar has gone record, appreciating BCCI move. Many other cricketers have also welcomed Kumble’s ascension.
Kumble was recommended by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee to take over as head coach ahead of Ravi Shastri, who performed the job of Team Director until the World T20. An epitome of determination, experience and intelligence, Kumble has the acumen to coach the team and guide the likes of Virat Kohli and many others.