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Indian skipper Kohli denies reports of rift with coach

Virat Kohli

By: Sarwar Alam

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has denied reports of a rift between himself and coach Anil Kumble on the eve of his team’s Champions Trophy Group B opener against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on Sunday. Reports of a falling out between Kohli and Kumble emerged after India‘s cricket board (BCCI) invited applications for the head coach’s role last week, despite the team’s excellent results since Kumble took over last June. Kumble has guided the team to just one defeat in 17 tests since taking charge, and the BCCI has made it clear that it will also consider extending his contract. “There…

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