Kumble's Sacking Darkest Moment in Indian Cricket History: Gambhir
Former Indian Cricketer Gautam Gambhir stated that the forced resignation of Anil Kumble as Team India Coach in 2017 was the darkest phase in the history of Indian cricket.
It is believed that Indian skipper Virat Kohli has orchestrated some events which led to the replacement of Anil Kumble with Ravi Shastri. Diana Edulji, member of Committee of Administrators (COA) revealed that Kohli asked Board’s CEO to remove Kumble.
Gambhir opined “If 15 people of the team are not happy with one person, it is time for that person to go. But, if one person is not happy with a certain individual, you have to set aside your differences for the sake of the team.”
Gambhir further implied that Kohli should have left his ego behind as “ego has no place when you have a far bigger responsibility to deal with when you represent the nation.”