The 45-year-old Kumble, India's highest wicket-taker (3rd in the world) in Tests with 619 scalps and one of the respected voices in the cricket world, got the nod over Ravi Shastri and other 20 candidates. (Reactions from Twitter)
The Bangalore-based former cricketer's selection finally put an end to the speculations about India's coach. The decision was hailed by fromer crickters and fans on social media. (Virat Kohli welcomes Anil Kumble 'Sir')
Kumble's appointment as India's new coach was liked by many while disliked by a few. Hours after Kumble's appointment, Twitterati trolled Ravi Shastri for he will be back into the commentary box. While there were others who hailed the former India captain.
Here are a few such tweets:
From my meagre knowledge of them Shastri wont spend a day wallowing in disappointment & @anilkumble1074 would have begun work like yesterday— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 23, 2016
GOOD : Anil Kumble made coach— 'Arpit Nahar' (@Nahar_Arpit) June 24, 2016
BAD : Given term of 1 year.
UGLY : Ravi Shastri returns to commentary 😠
Good News: Anil Kumble Selected As The New Coach.— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) June 23, 2016
Bad News: Ravi Shastri Will Return Back To Commentary Box. ;)
Anil Kumble is the new coach of Indian Cricket team. The worst thing is Ravi Shastri is going to return to Commentary box.— ओमर अब्दुल्लाह (@abdullah_0mar) June 23, 2016
The best part about Ravi Shastri being the coach is that we won't have to hear "ARE YOU READY CCHHENNAAIII" whenever a match is held there.— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) June 23, 2016
@cricketwallah hard to dump a person who sacrificed 18 months of lucrative commentary job for the team— Bhavin Dadia (@bdadia) June 24, 2016
@SirJadeja dhoni finishes it off in style,magnificent hit into the crowd, India lifts the worldcup after 28 years- ravi bhai. _|_ you!— HIMANSHU KADOO (@hkadoo7) June 23, 2016
@KyaUkhaadLega ...but out of d commentators left now.. He is really one of d best after Harsha...Ab kapii Dev Aur sidhu se kaun bachayega— Tushar Kapoor (@TheTusharKapur) June 23, 2016