Barely a month into the job, Team India head coach Anil Kumble has come up with strict rules for the Indian players, especially on the tour of West Indies, as he introduced a fine system for players, who would be arriving late for departure with the team bus. Kumble replaced Ravi Shastri, who was earlier the team manager, as he introduced this rule for the first time ever in the history of Indian cricket, as he looks forward to maintain strict discipline, and keep the players’ focus on the task and game ahead, rather than being whimsical. Kumble has also come up with an idea to have players get their fixed times to have their massage, and also conducting an official meeting at least per month.
"Everything is organised. Kumble wants players to understand the importance of discipline and, at the same time, give them freedom. He knows where to draw the line. The Indian team is scheduled to go for scuba diving in the coming days. These small things have been kept for the players to unwind,”reported Indian Express.
Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar described the Indian cricket team’s newly-appointed head coach, Anil Kumble, as a "fabulous” player who will teach the players how to "win big moments”. Tendulkar, alongside another former captain Sourav Ganguly, was part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that selected India’s highest wicket-taker and former Test captain for the coaching job. ”Anil is a fabulous player, a hard competitor who will not make any compromises on the field. He will be out there to win each and every moment. Anil has a lot to share everything that he has learnt from this wonderful sport having played for almost 20 years,” Tendulkar said Tuesday, reported PTI.