Minutes after Board of Control for Cricket in India named former test captain and leg-spinner Anil Kumble as the head coach of the team India for one year, India’s current test captain Virat Kohli says he is looking forward to working with ‘Kumble Sir’.
Virat Kohli took to Twitter to congratulate Kumble on his appointment and wrote:
Heartiest welcome to @anilkumble1074 Sir. Look forward to your tenure with us. Great things in store for Indian Cricket with you 😊
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 23, 2016
Kumble, who retired from first class cricket in 2008, was also president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) for three years along with former speedster Javagal Srinath as secretary from 2010-2013.
Kumble will start coaching the Virat Kohli-led team for the upcoming four Test series in West Indies from July 21 to August 22.