One of the best spinners as well as the highest wicket-taker of India, Anil Kumble is all set to return with Kings XI Punjab in IPL. He will be the head coach and director of cricket operations for Kings XI Punjab in the upcoming tournament.
“I have always enjoyed being among the players,” Anil Kumble said on Wednesday. “I may have been a cricket administrator and now a commentator, but it’s being on the field that I like the most. To contribute and give back the experiences I’ve had and share my thought process with the players. If I can help develop their game and fast track whatever they want to achieve, I’m always up for it.”
Kings XI has never won the IPL title since the beginning. Although Ashwin will lead or not it is still not decided. Anil Kumble commented on that too.
“I think any decision on Ashwin or any other player is an internal matter of the team. Ash (Ashwin) is a fantastic asset for the team. We all know his contributions for the Indian team over that last so many years. He has been a brilliant player for India. But there is no certainty yet that he’ll be the captain this year. Moving forward, we still haven’t taken any decision on anyone for that matter. We need to sit down with the (Kings XI) board,” he added.
“There are certain gaps that one needs to fill. We are certainly looking to add some experience to our middle-order. We have Chris Gayle who is perhaps the most experienced international player in the T20 format,” Anil Kumble concluded.