Team India coach Anil Kumble’s decision to quit as the Indian cricket team coach came in the wake of reports claiming rifts between him and skipper Virat Kohli, and just two days after India’s embarrassing loss to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final. His one year contract expired at the end of the Champions Trophy but Anil Kumble was given the option to travel with team to the West Indies for five ODIs and a solitary T20.
India also regained the top spot in ICC Test rankings during this period and reached the final of the Champions Trophy before losing to Pakistan by 180 runs. After the defeat in the hands of Pakistan team in the just concluded ICC Champions Trophy, Team India Cricket coach Anil Kumble quit the post. All eyes were on the Champions Trophy which would have determined the fate of the coach. But unfortunately, team India lost to rivals Pakistan in the final and failed to defend the trophy.
Confirming the news, the BCCI said in a statement, "The Board of Control for Cricket in India confirms that Anil Kumble has withdrawn his services as the post of Head Coach for Senior India Men's team."
BCCI appointed Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will conduct an interview for the next Indian coach soon.