Kumble was impeccable in his role as coach: Vinod Rai

Anil Kumble and Virat Kohil at training during the 2017 Champions Trophy / Getty

Anil Kumble and Virat Kohil at training during the 2017 Champions Trophy / Getty

"The best thing that has happened for us is the ICC accepting that the governance document is a living document, which means it is a dynamic document", Rai said.

Kumble was appointed the coach in June 2016 for a one-year term by the CAC and was instantly successful. There was perceptional issue, professional issues. Kumble, India's greatest match-winner by a distance, commands huge respect, and the manner of his departure prompted much talk of an immature captain wanting only a yes-man around.

On the coaching staff, Kumble suggested a salary of Rs 7.5 crore himself and Sanjay Bangar's and S Sridhar (batting and fielding coaches respectively) be allotted Rs 2.25 crore and R Sridhar. It's always the captain's team - whether it was Sourav or Rahul or MS.

Kumble, India's all-time leading wicket-taker in Tests and one-day internationals, announced on Tuesday he no longer wished to extend his contract as head coach due to an "untenable partnership" with captain Kohli. Their credibility has nobody has ever been doubted.

The process has been now extended by 16 days, which effectively gives former Team Director Ravi Shastri a chance to throw his hat in the ring.As of now, Shastri has not made his intentions clear but sources say he will only apply if he is assured of appointment. "We need the best coach as we have the best team in the world today", he added.

According to a report inThe Indian Express, India's players only found out about Kumble's resignation when they reached St Lucia, their transit point en route to Trinidad ahead of their tour of West Indies.

"It's his opinion, which I respect".

A year ago the BCCI formed the CAC, comprising former players Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, who chose Kumble for the job. "There's no taking away that aspect of him at all and we respect him totally".

"It's something that happened right after the tournament".

"What happens in the change room is something that's very sacred and private to all of us, and something that I would not express in details in a public scenario". That is what the whole team believes in. For us that is paramount.

Kumble we all know is a tough task master, a disciplinarian to the core and cricketer with utmost respect.

Furthering his argument, he also said that the team can simply hire a fitness trainer instead of full-fledged mentors if the captain has such strong monopoly. He took the job of Head Coach of Indian cricket team, but he resigned after the demolition of the Indian team. Kumble tendered his resignation the next morning and posted on Twitter that he had chose to step down since the "partnership" with Kohli had become "untenable".

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