Cricket

‘The Kumble-Kohli issue is badly handled’

Spinners’ meet: Former players Bishan Singh Bedi and Venkatapathy Raju at a private function in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Spinners’ meet: Former players Bishan Singh Bedi and Venkatapathy Raju at a private function in Hyderabad on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: VVS

Former left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi says that Anil Kumble, who quit as Indian coach recently, is not given his due and that he feels sorry for the great cricketer.

“If this can happen to a cricketer of Anil’s stature and you can imagine the situation for anyone stepping into Anil’s shoes,” Bedi said on the sidelines of a private event here on Thursday.

“ Anil may not be a qualified coach but he has the best cricketing brain in the country. The whole issue is badly handled,” he said.

“You can’t get away and wash your hands off the whole issue. What is the message that we are trying to send across,” he asked.

“It will be definitely huge pressure for anyone who steps into takes over the job now. It is not about who is the boss on and off the field. You may have difference of opinion but not different paths,” Bedi said. “It is important to know how it was allowed to develop into such a sorry state of affairs,” he asked.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Feb 21, 2020 9:26:57 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/the-kumble-kohli-issue-is-badly-handled/article19180542.ece

Next Story