A cricket fanatic can never talk about the evolution of Indian bowling without mentioning the ‘Jumbo’ himself. Anil Kumble was one such bowler of the Indian squad who always attracted appreciation for his unconventional style of spinning the ball. This right armed ace spinner stands as the third most wicket taker in Test cricket bringing pride to his homeland. A reputed bowler and cricket expert, Anil Kumble has successfully captained the team and brought various glories for the country. Adding another feat, this man has now been selected as the main coach of the Indian cricket team. The question that people have is whether Kumble will be able to justify the spot given to him. He now shares the league of Greg Chappell, Gary Kirsten, John Wright and Dunkin Fletcher. He proudly takes it as a lifetime opportunity and promises to stand by the belief of the selectors.
Anil Kumble as the coach of the Indian Cricket team
A choice was to be made between Ravi Shastri and Anil Kumble for the head coach of the team and the selection committee, after a series of marathon interviews, chose Kumble as the new successor. His achievements speak for him as the selectors have put it. A dauntless leader and a match winner, this man was the best choice for the Indian head coach, Sachin Tendulkar has exclaimed. The selectors felt that a combination of Anil Kumble as the coach and Virat Kohli as the skipper would work as a magical potion for the country’s cricket, one of them being an aggressive personality and the other being more on the optimistic edge. They believed that the presence of Kumble would create a spark among the young cricketers and bring out their best.
Though Kumble lacks the much-hyped International cricket coaching experience, he successfully holds the tag of mentoring Indian Premier Leagues in various seasons. The most important goal of Indian cricket team as of now is emerging as the top most ranked team in Test Internationals and winning the World Cup of 2019. The team has full faith in their new coach’s abilities and plan to work under the footsteps of their learned leader. Kumble’s composure and resilience will reinstate the fragments and bring out the best of each man of the team. He would surely prove to be one of the greatest coaches India has ever seen.
Welcoming India’s New Cricket Head Coach
Most importantly, it was observed that the Indian team’s bowling side has suffered a toss in the yester years with no bowler emerging with a heavy foot. The country has had bowlers like Ashwin, Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and the like but none prove to be as magnetic and as spectacular as bowlers like Kumble was. With the best foot as the head coach, the team can expect a much-needed ace in Indian bowling style and see bowlers making a name for themselves.
The selectors justified their choice by signalling at the fact that before being selected as the director of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri wasn’t even remotely connected to the game, except for some amount of commentary he had done and they didn’t want to take the risk of appointing someone who wasn’t connected to the game for long. Surely Anil Kumble was the perfect choice for the team in the present scene of affairs.
Not to miss the fact that the selection committee consisted of people like Sachin Tendulkar, Saurabh Ganguly, and VVS Laxman. Together these people have decided to have Kumble as the head coach and the country can very well rely upon their decision. What needs to be looked at now is how the boys play under the abled leadership of Anil Kumble and how he polishes their abilities and makes them shine!