David Vs Goliath :- What might have gone wrong with Kohli and Kumble

Anil Kumble is one of the biggest names Indian cricket has produced. Not because of his bowling skills but because of a personality that this man possess. Anil Kumble is considered to be the one of the most humble, decent and noble personalities of Indian Cricket. Cool, Calm Composed and has won numerous matches with uber dedication and love for the game. Kuble’s test record is proof of what mettle kumble had. If you start thinking since India started playing cricket, you wont be able to find a better bowler then Anil Kumble.

Let’s have a look at his profile:-

Full name Anil Kumble

Born October 17, 1970, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 46 years 247 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Karnataka, Leicestershire,Northamptonshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests  132 173 32 2506 110* 17.77 6455 38.82 1 5 302 9 60 0
ODIs  271 136 47 938 26 10.53 1536 61.06 0 0 57 6 85 0
First-class 244 318 61 5572 154* 21.68 7 17 120 0
List A 380 203 73 1456 30* 11.20 0 0 122 0
T20s  54 21 17 46 8 11.50 59 77.96 0 0 3 0 15 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests  132 236 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 2.69 65.9 31 35 8
ODIs  271 265 14496 10412 337 6/12 6/12 30.89 4.30 43.0 8 2 0
First-class 244 66931 29347 1136 10/74 25.83 2.63 58.9 72 19
List A 380 20247 14178 514 6/12 6/12 27.58 4.20 39.3 14 3 0
T20s  54 54 1245 1389 57 5/5 5/5 24.36 6.69 21.8 2 1 0

Let’s have a look at Kohli

In terms of love of the game and dedication Kohli is at par with Kumble or any other legend in the world. In terms of records, he has already enough of them in his kitty and he is still counting on them. He is fastest to achieve 8000 runs in the world. He has beaten Sachin Tendulkar in many of the games and has aggressive style towards game and that’s the first difference we can have between Kohli and Kumble.

What are  Kumble’s achievement as a coach

Not only as a player but as a coach as well Kumble did exceptionally well. India won 12 off 17 Tests, 8 off 13 ODIs and 2 off 4 T20Is played under him which is a success rate of 64%.

What might have gone wrong between them

Kumble known to be a great sportsmen and a calm and composed nature might not have suited well with Virat’s aggressive nature. Virat’s emotion free flow on the field where as kumble was known to be a eagle eyed bowler with zero aggression. As a leader, you can be aggressive but you can’t show that in front of your team as they might follow you. As a leader if we compare Dhoni and Kohli we can see the difference. Kohli doesn’t seem to be much disciplined at times, and can be seen behaving childish when a wicket is taken and that’s what Kumble might not have liked.

Conclusion

We at Dhinchak.com want to bring you best of stories and would like to conclude today’s day as one of the worst days of Indian Cricket. Two lions went for a hunt and ended up killing each other.With such exceptional track record Kumble must have contributed a lot and Virat could have learnt a lot from him.

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