The ongoing rift between India skipper Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble seems to be getting deeper with news now coming in that Kohli has asked the BCCI-appointed Cricket Advisory Committee to rope in former Team Director Ravi Shastri as the coach.
The CAC — comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman — will decide on the next coach and inform BCCI CEO Rahul Johri. Johri will then inform the SC-appointed Committee of Administrators of the decision of the CAC.
With the BCCI sending out invitation for the coach’s post after Anil Kumble’s one-year contract nearing an end, Virender Sehwag was literally pushed by the Board to send in his resume after he sent in a two-line CV which spoke about how he was mentor of the KXIP outfit and played with all the boys in the Indian team.
Apart from Kumble and Sehwag, Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody, Englishman Richard Pybus, Afghanistan coach Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh have applied for the job.
Earlier in the day there were reports that Cricket Advisory Committee is likely to back Kumble for the second term. Kumble has reapplied for the post to get another term with team India till 2019 World Cup.
It is understood that they have met a few India players during the course of the tournament. But most of the players have objected Kumble’s style of coaching. However, if Kumble changes his style, they seem have no problems.