The recent dispute between Indian skipper Virat Kohli and former Indian coach Anil Kumble which led to the resignation of Anil Kumble caught up all the attention of media. Kumble was said to have a lack of man management skills and the team didn’t like his way of functioning as a coach.
But here, man management is misunderstood to giving the players complete freedom, making them feel good about themselves, making them feel special, which probably Kumble didn’t know. Maybe former coach thought that man management was taking out the best in a player and making him give his 100% effort on the field.
Indian players like to be in a comfort zone which is no doubt is a beautiful place. But nothing evolves in that zone. And maybe Kumble was taking players out of their comfort zones, and putting a mirror in front of them to motivate them towards self-improvement. However, it requires maturity for this process but probably team was not ready for it. Or had Kumble tried to win the confidence of the team before taking them out of their comfort zone.
Ravi Shastri, on the other hand, is said to make everyone in the team feel special and is most preferred by the team. Though Indian team today consists of the best players, they need to push themselves towards their upper limits in order to get the best. After the Kumble-Kohli episode, team India needs to perform well in order to maintain their good reputation and hope that the new coach works out well for them.