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Fans slam Virat Kohli for not wishing Anil Kumble on birthday

Kumble turned 47 on Tuesday and while there were many who paid the legendary leg-spinner glowing tributes and wished him a happy birthday

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Anil Kumble talks with India’s captain Virat Kohli.
(Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Anil Kumble was one such cricketer who spent his professional career without a controversy laced with grace and glory. However, as bizarre as it may sound, his time as the head coach, however, was a story that media and news portals spent every moment tracking.

Although what really happened still has an element of uncertainty around it, Kumble’s unceremoniously ouster as the coach of the Indian cricket team, still has it’s after effects. The Kohli-Kumble saga was disgraceful one majorly because of how it was handled by authorities. Their “untenable” relationship showed when Virat Kohli was among those who did not wish him on his birthday.

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Kumble turned 47 on Tuesday and while there were many who paid the legendary leg-spinner glowing tributes and wished him a happy birthday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) committed a blunder.

The Indian cricket board posted a tweet from its official Twitter handle where it looked like no effort or thought had been put into it. The wish was simply termed Kumble a ‘former bowler’. After irate fans slammed the BCCI for not showing enough respect to the decorated cricketer, they deleted the tweet and replaced it with a more appropriate one.

What really irritated the fans though was the fact that Indian captain Virat Kohli didn’t wish Kumble on his special day. This came as a surprise to fans, especially since Kohli was active on Twitter on Tuesday when he shared a picture of him with singer Arijit Singh.

The duo’s fallout is known to all, but fans weren’t pleased with the fact that almost everyone wished Kumble but Kohli took it too far by not extending his wishes. While it is possible that the wishes were conveyed in a personal manner, but such instances are not easily let go off by Twitterati.

Here are some of their tweets:

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