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Kumble exit seen as triumph for player power

Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble had a breakdown in their relationship

By: Sarwar Alam

Anil Kumble’s departure as head coach despite a successful year at the helm will be regarded as a triumph for player power in Indian cricket, according to several former captains. The country’s board took a gamble last June when they put their trust in former captain Kumble, who had no real coaching experience and was not even on the original list of candidates. The former spinner, however, forged a productive partnership with skipper Virat Kohli as India recorded 12 victories in 17 test matches and reached the final of the Champions Trophy. But the cracks that were forming beneath the surface…

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