New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer and legendary spinner bowler Anil Kumble have applied for the post of post of chief coach of Indian cricket team in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Kumble who has taken highest wickets for the country and has been former Indian cricket team captain have applied for the high-profile post of Indian cricket team coach.
According to sources, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has received 57 applications from the number of applicants. Kumble’s candidature is bit better because of strong performance on the papers in comparison than others.
Chairman of selectors, Sandeep Patil says, ever Anil Kumble’s name is few notches above from former team director Ravi Shastri.
“Yes Kumble has applied for the post and probably is the biggest name doing the round. His name the mix make it very interesting,” a BCCI official media persons.
When media persons asked about his coaching credentials, official said that “He has been a mentor in both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in the IPL. No one can raise doubts on Anil’s knowledge about cricket and mentors in IPL are just extension of coaches.
Kumble has 619 wickets from 132 Tests and 337 wickets in 271 ODIs, apart from 2506 Test match runs with an overseas hundred. He has also captained India for a year before retiring and is considered to be a credible voice in Indian cricket circles.