Despite the spat between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble, former head coach of team India, the BCCI is planning to bring him back as the head coach, that is only if he accepts the offer.
The authorities have also approached VVS laxman for the post of head coach but the authorities are clearly preferring Kumble over Laxman.
Apparently, the BCCI is angry with the duo, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri for their decision making skills which impacted team India’s performance in the ICC events.
R Ashwin was not selected for the Test team despite having enough experience playing this format. BCCI blames Virat, the former captain of team India, for taking such a miscalculated decision. Now, Ashwin is back on the T20 team.
Ashwin was not given a chance in the recently concluded Test series despite his experience. So, all these things somewhere made the officials unhappy or rather angry.
Jay Shah, the secretary of BCCI, has also received information from secret sources that are close to the team. A lot of the players are unhappy with Virat’s captaincy. Jay was displeased to know that Virat is not available for his teammates off field.
This called for comparison to MS Dhoni’s captainship. He was always available for his players no matter the time and day.
BCCI had been planning for long to clip their (Kohli-Shastri) wings. And it was started with the appointment of MS Dhoni as mentor (about which Kohli was not even aware) and also bringing R Ashwin back into the T20 side.
By plans to bring back Kumble (knowing past rift with Kohli), the Board is showing who’s the boss. Yeah, Laxman was also approached. But Kumble is the front-runner only if he accepts the offer.
On Thursday, Virat announced that he is going to end his tenure as a captain of the T20 team after six long years. Fans and cricket gurus predict that the responsibilities will be handed over to the vice-captain of India, Rohit Sharma, although no official statement has been released yet.