Expressing his happiness over Anil Kumble’s appointment as the head coach of Indian cricket team, former Australian pace bowler Glenn McGrath said that the BCCI’s decision to hand over the reins to the Bengaluru man is perfect.
“I think Indian cricket is in good hands now,” said McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation camp in Bengaluru.
“From a bowler’s perspective, it is perfect! Anil has been in the game for a long time. He knows how to manage things, I am sure he will do a very good job,” he added.
Kumble will start coaching the Virat Kohli-led team for the upcoming four Test series in West Indies from July 21 to August 22.
Making his debut in 1990 against England, the six-feet tall Kumble played 132 Tests till 2008 and 271 One-Day Internationals till 2007, taking a record 619 wickets in Tests, including 10 in a match eight times and 337 wickets in ODIs.