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Kumble wants to ‘build leaders’ after landing Indian job

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By: Eastern Eye Staff

INDIA’S newly appointed coach Anil Kumble is keen to fol- low in the footsteps of his predecessors, John Wright and Gary Kirsten, and keep a low-profile in the job, he said last Friday (24). The 45-year-old spin great, who played a lot of his cricket under New Zealand’s Wright and South Africa’s Kirsten, said he wants to emulate the duo’s coaching style during his one-year term. Wright was India’s head coach from 2000 to 2005, and held a similar position at his Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians in 2013-14, when Kumble served as the team’s mentor. “I played a…

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