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'Kumble-Kohli feud akin to 1952 Nayudu-Mankad skirmish'

 India’s captain Virat Kohli and then head coach Anil Kumble in the background

IMAGE: India’s captain Virat Kohli after which head coach Anil Kumble within the background. : BCCI

Conflict of egos isn’t new in Indian cricket and former BCCI COA member and famous historian Ramachandra Guha is of the opinion that the fallout between former coach Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli was just like what occurred between former captain Vinoo Mankad and chief selector CK Naydu in 1952.


“I resigned from the Committee of Directors six months in the past and that is for the primary time that I’m commenting in public on cricket. (There’s a) story about huge dispute between Col CK Nayudu and Vinoo Mankad,” Guha spoke throughout a perform on the Bombay Gymkhana in South Mumbai.

“So essentially Nayudu was the chairman of selectors and Mankad was India’s great cricketer. India was touring England in 1952 and Mankad had been offered a contract with Lancashire League,” the eminent historian recollected.

“So when Mankad advised the BCCI that for those who guarantee me that I might be on the England tour of 1952 I cannot take this contract. (To which) Nayudu stated we won’t provide you with an assurance. India misplaced the primary Take a look at (and) Mankad performed in Lord’s.”

Though India misplaced the Lord’s Take a look at, he scored 72 and 184 together with figures of 5/196 within the England first innings.

“My one level on cricket as we speak it struck me is that the connection between Nayudu and Mankad in 1951-52 was akin between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli.

“With this distinction, in 1952, the directors, selectors and managers had an upper-hand in comparison with the gamers. Abhi ulta hai (now it’s the alternative).” 

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