Anil Kumble, one of the best spinners produced by India, has already left his mark in the global arena. Clinching 619 test wickets, which also includes a 10-wicket haul in a single innings, the former Indian spinner has set many records with many accolades attached to his name.
But the prolific cricketer will now be playing a totally different field and with the hope of more than a billion people counting on him to coach and mentor their favourite cricket team, the pressure on Kumble is immense.
Reacting on his appointment as the new head coach of the Indian national cricket team, Kumble said that it's a great honour to be back in the Indian dressing room in a different role. Kumble, however is clear about his role, and said that coaches come later and that it is the players who are first. He added that the strategy will be to win.
With the gruelling West Indies series as his first assignment, Jumbo has a short and a long plan but says that he needs players to pitch in.
Kumble made clear that he is open to inputs from others saying that he needs to sit down with his former teammates which include the likes of Sourav, Sachin, Laxman, and Dravid and need to do what is best for Indian cricket.