India under Virat can win in South Africa: Kumble


NEW DELHI: Former India coach Anil Kumble has tipped the Indian team to win the series in South Africa, starting January 5. Though none of the previous teams has managed to achieve the feat, Kumble is confident of an India win. Speaking at an event at Bangalore, Kumble said, “I’m confident that the team which we have will certainly go on to create history in South Africa and then beyond. That’s the confidence I have.”
Despite the differences with skipper Virat Kohli, he was all praise for the India captain, and highlighted the fact, how the team had done well under his aggressive captaincy, and can win in South Africa. “I’m sure the team under Virat certainly has the capabilities to achieve that and continue all the good work they have been doing,” TOI quoted him as saying. Kumble also talked about the role of coaches these days. “I think coaches in cricket don’t have too much to say or too much to do. But nonetheless this is an excellent recognition of all the good work that the team did over the past one year and they have continued with their winning ways. This wouldn’t have happened without the support group, all the support team that I had over the past year has been exceptional. So thanks to them, thanks to the members of the team.”