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Fractious end to an alliance that promised the sky

Well, you'll have to admit that you Virat One way of another, the rumours were all snowballing towards a crescendo and something had to give. Unfortunately, Virat has given in. Kumble, often that unmovable force, decided that enough is enough.

It was not quite Brian Clough and Leeds United, but Kumble's shocking stepping down as India coach encapsulates the wrongs in Indian cricket. A coach's tremendous achievements over the past season have not been given its due considerations, with the whims of Virat being placed above actual results.

It was, if you will recall, what Ramchandra Guha, the former CoA member, had pointed out as Superstar Syndrome.

Always respected role boundaries between captain and coach: Kumble

"I am honoured by the confidence reposed in me by the CAC, in asking me to continue as Head Coach. The credit for the achievements of the last one year goes to the Captain, the entire team, coaching and support staff.

Post this intimation, I was informed for the first time yesterday by the BCCI that the Captain had reservations with my 'style' and about my continuing as the Head Coach. I was surprised since I have always respected the role boundaries between Captain and Coach. Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstandings between the Captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and I therefore believe it is best for me to move on.

Professionalism, discipline, commitment, honesty, complementary skills and diverse views are the key traits I bring to the table. These need to be valued for the partnership to be effective. I see the Coach's role akin to 'holding a mirror' to drive self-improvement in the team's interest.

In light of these 'reservations' I believe it is best I hand over this responsibility to whomever the CAC and BCCI deem fit.