BCCI has made better choice as coach: Sanjay Manjrekar on Anil Kumble

Posted By: IANS

New Delhi, June 29: Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar on Wednesday endorsed the appointment of legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.

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Manjrekar's comments have come against the backdrop of the ongoing feud between former India skippers Sourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri after the latter was recently overlooked for the head coach's job.

BCCI has made better choice as coach: Sanjay Manjrekar on Anil Kumble

Shastri, the former team director, on Tuesday lashed out at the Bengal stalwart for being "disrespectful" to which Ganguly retaliated by saying he is living in a "fool's world".

Manjrekar, however, feels the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman made the right choice.

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"More than Sourav, I think Ravi is miffed with the rejection. It's a new experience for him. BCCI have made the better choice as coach," Manjrekar tweeted.

Kumble was appointed for a one-year term and his stint with the team begins with the gruelling four-Test tour of the West Indies next month.


Story first published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 18:30 [IST]
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