New India coach, Kumble’s message for Dhoni proves that Mahi is still the boss of Indian cricket

As the Indian cricket team is scheduled to play a record number of Test matches (13) in the next one year, many might think that there’s a gradual shift of power and authority from Mahendra Singh Dhoni to Virat Kohli, but the newly appointed India coach Anil Kumble begs to differ.

Dhoni who recently led the Men in Blue to ODI and T20 series triumphs in Zimbabwe will not be in action until October, when the Kiwis tour India for a marathon series, but Kumble’s immediate tweet after becoming the national team coach showed that Mahi still commands a lot of respect when it comes to being the leader of the pack.

While Kumble was busy replying the congratulatory messages on Twitter, he took time out to praise his former national teammate for the success he achieved in Zimbabwe with a second string side. The veteran spinner also didn’t forget to mention that he was eager to work with Dhoni and Team India. “@msdhoni congratulations for winning in Zimbabwe. Look forward to working with you and team India,” read Kumble’s tweet.

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Anil Kumble ✔ @anilkumble1074
@msdhoni congratulations for winning in Zimbabwe. Look forward to working with you and team India.
11:25 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Dhoni was most probably flying back to India when all these happened and presumably that’s the reason why there wasn’t any reaction from his side.

Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble


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BCCI’s decision to appoint Kumble as the head coach for a year’s term was widely applauded with former and present cricketers leading the procession. ‘Jumbo’, as Kumble is fondly called exhibited true class by replying to each and every tweet of eminent personalities.

KP ✔ @KP24
Anil Kumble the new Indian coach. Wonderful news for a great man! Best wishes, buddy! 🏏
6:37 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Anil Kumble ✔ @anilkumble1074
Thanks @KP24 mate for your wishes. Cheers! …
12:53 AM – 24 Jun 2016
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Virat Kohli ✔ @imVkohli
Heartiest welcome to @anilkumble1074 Sir. Look forward to your tenure with us. Great things in store for Indian Cricket with you 😊
8:33 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Anil Kumble ✔ @anilkumble1074
Thanks @imVkohli looking forward to working with you and team India …
10:56 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Rajdeep Sardesai ✔ @sardesairajdeep
The image which defines @anilkumble1074 for me: bowling with a broken jaw in Antigua. May the same spirit shine thru team India!
6:53 PM – 23 Jun 2016 · Seychelles, Seychelles
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Anil Kumble ✔ @anilkumble1074
Thanks @sardesairajdeep for your wishes …
11:16 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Virender Sehwag ✔ @virendersehwag
Jumbo news 4Team India.Congrats @anilkumble1074
To have a coach who cud play wid broken jaw wud be an inspiration fr guys in dressing room.
7:08 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Anil Kumble ✔ @anilkumble1074
Thanks Viru @virendersehwag for your kind words and wishes. …
11:14 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Mamata Banerjee ✔ @MamataOfficial
Congratulations and best wishes to @anilkumble1074 . May you coach the India cricket team to win, win, win
7:13 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Anil Kumble ✔ @anilkumble1074
Thanks @MamataOfficial didi for your wishes …
11:13 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Rahul Bose ✔ @RahulBose1
Congratulations @anilkumble1074 If the team imbibes anything from you it will be: work massively hard, believe in yourself & never give up.
11:33 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Anil Kumble ✔ @anilkumble1074
Thanks @RahulBose1 for your wishes and kind words …
11:34 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Sanjay Manjrekar ✔ @sanjaymanjrekar
The Indian cricket team now has a coach who will put his heart & soul in the job. Anil Kumble knows no other way of working.
9:49 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Anil Kumble ✔ @anilkumble1074
Thanks @sanjaymanjrekar for your kind words …
11:24 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Harbhajan Singh ✔ @harbhajansingh
Great news for indian cricket..congratulation Anil Bhai @anilkumble1074 for becoming the head coach of @BCCI ..good luck going forward 🏏👆🔝
7:52 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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Anil Kumble ✔ @anilkumble1074
Thanks Bhajji @harbhajan
singh for your wishes! …
11:08 PM – 23 Jun 2016
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