Ending a dramatic and elaborate process, that resembled the nail-biting finishes of a T20 game, the BCCI on Thursday announced the next coach of the Indian national team. Twitter patiently waited more than an hour for the announcement today before the news was out - It is Jumbo.
Anil Kumble will be an excellent organiser and a top team man. And knowing him, he will respect the fact that the captain runs the team.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 23, 2016
Jumbo news 4Team India.Congrats @anilkumble1074— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 23, 2016
To have a coach who cud play wid broken jaw wud be an inspiration fr guys in dressing room.
IMO BCCI should've given @anilkumble1074 3-year tenure. Show faith, give him time to build up an ethos he believes will deliver results...— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 23, 2016
Congrats to Anil Kumble the new Indian Cricket team head coach. Now I feel old as I had seen you as player and now you are coach..— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) June 23, 2016
Fitting that Kumble's first assignment takes him to the West Indies, where his grit, spirit & determination was most memorably displayed— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) June 23, 2016
A three-year contract would have been better. But Anil Kumble, who relishes a challenge, can make a powerful & progressive impact in a year.— N. Ram (@nramind) June 23, 2016
Jumbo Anil Kumble new coach of Team India. A excellent team man who respects everyone in the team.Hope to see more leg spinners in the team.— Gaurav Gulati (@gulati_13) June 23, 2016
Anil Kumble the new Indian coach. Wonderful news for a great man! Best wishes, buddy! 🏏— KP (@KP24) June 23, 2016
One 'expert' says "it will be awkward for the other 56 rejected applicants..."— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) June 23, 2016
Sure... let's appoint 57 coaches like Mumbai Indians?!
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
But does Subramaniyan Swamy likes Anil Kumble?— Anand akela (@Upooorv) June 23, 2016
So, Anil Kumble to be the coach of Indian Cricket team. Now that he'd be free, we can appoint Ravi Shastri as the next RBI governor.— Srinivas Emani (@srini_emani) June 23, 2016
Kumble's first-year as coach on turning tracks at home should be a breeze— Ehtesham Hasan (@ehtesham_toi) June 23, 2016
Congrats Anil Kumble if the buzz is true. Please break Ishant Sharma's jaw manually to instil some line and length discipline.— Hippocrite (@vasant_iyer) June 23, 2016
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