Kohli trolled for Twitter silence on Kumble's b'day
Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) found itself at the centre of a controversy after its social media team put out a birthday wish for legendary cricketer Anil Kumble describing him as just a 'former bowler'.
The cricket board quickly deleted the message for record Test wicket-taker after irate fans took offence. Not just the BCCI, but captain Virat Kohli too was on fans' radar after he did not greet the former India coach on his 47th birthday.
While there is a possibility of Kohli having conveyed his wishes to Kumble in a more personal manner, fans questioned the Delhi batsman's silence especially since he had tweeted on the same day last year. Unlike Kohli, most of his teammates took to Twitter to pour in their wishes for Jumbo.
Kumble had stepped down as Team India coach in June this year, shortly after India lost to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final.
The differences between him and Kohli were the main reason for the former resigning, when he quit saying his relationship with Kohli was 'untenable'.
It was reported that BCCI officials tried to salvage ties between Kumble and Kohli, but that the relationship was beyond repair.
Kumble, who played for India for 17 years, has never commented publicly on the matter. Shastri was since been appointed coach of the Indian side.