Anil Kumble on Tuesday tendered his resignation as the head coach of Indian cricket team. This comes after captain Virat Kohli raised strong objections regarding the continuation of Kumble as the coach. Now, the former Indian captain, Sunil Gavaskar has come out in support of Kumble and slammed players.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar came down heavily on reports suggesting that Anil Kumble was a hard taskmaster and that didn’t go down well with some of the Indian players. Speaking exclusively to NDTV on Tuesday, Gavaskar said, “So you want softies. You want somebody to just tell you, ‘ok boys, don’t practice today because you guys are not feeling well, ok take a holiday, go shopping’. You want that kind of a person. If somebody is a hard taskmaster and he has got you results like Anil Kumble has got over the last one year. If any of the players are complaining, I feel those players are the ones who should be left out of the team.”