Anil Kumble applies for India coach's job, Twitterati don't wait for BCCI and hire him

Jun 14, 2016, 08:40 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The moment reports of cricket legend Anil Kumble having applied for the post of Team India's head coach started trickling in Twitterati didn't wait for BCCI, but having decided he's the best man for the job hired him

Former India captain Anil Kumble has reportedly applied for the position of Team India's head coach.

According to meida reports, 57 people have applied for the position advertised by the BCCI recently and the legendary legspinner is one of hte most prominent applicants in the list.

The deadline for the applications closed on June 10 and on Sunday the BCCI announced that 57 applications had been received from both Indian and overseas candidates.

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Some of the other prominent Indian names in the ring are India cricket team's former Team Director Ravi Shastri, India's current chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil,

Kumble may not have any coaching experience at any level, but he has been a mentor in the IPL, initially with Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he was the captain in 2009 when the franchise finished as runners-up. Later, Kumble served as a mentor at Mumbai Indians.

A true legend on and off the field, Kumble has an enviable record of having taken 956 international wickets (619 in Tests and 337 in ODIs) and having also led India ably.

The BCCI is expected to pick the coach ahead of India's tour of the West Indies, which starts next month, where Virat Kohli’s men will play four Tests. India then has a tiring home-season, featuring 13 Tests, with teams from New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia all visiting our shores.

According to the BCCI's latest press release, "The scrutiny of the applications received is now being carried out by the office of the honorary secretary (Ajay Shirke) of the BCCI. After this initial scrutiny, the list of candidates who meet the criteria will be processed for further consideration."

The final decision on who is the next India coach is likely to be announced after the BCCI working committee meeting in Dharamsala on June 25.

But all that doesn't matter to the people of Twitterverse, who have decided that the leggie from Karnataka is the best bet to guide the team into the future.

Most people, including India veteran offie Harbhajan Singh, are backing him to go a great job.


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