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Mahendra Singh Dhoni will take care of the youngsters in Kumble’s absence, says Rajkumar Sharma

He opted to stay away from the Kohli-Kumble controversy and mentioned that the problems that occur in the dressing room should not be carried outside that place.

MS Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin
Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India speaks with R Ashwin during a nets session. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Rajkumar Sharma, who is the childhood coach of Indian skipper Virat Kohli claimed that Anil Kumble’s absence will not affect the Indian team when they lock horns against the West Indies. According to the veteran, the team has players who have been in the circuit for long to help out the freshers.

Sharma said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni will take care of the youngsters in the squad, with his impressive qualities as a mentor. Skipper Kohli will also have a role to play and will provide a comfortable support to the former captain.

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Speaking to the ANI, Sharma said “A coach is always missed to chalk out strategies, but this group has tremendous experience. In the past as well, we did not have a coach, rather a director was appointed to watch over the team. Now, we have some mature players and Dhoni is also there to help them, even Virat is also there,”

He opted to stay away from the Kohli-Kumble controversy and mentioned that the problems that occur in the dressing room should not be carried outside that place.

“There might be some differences (between Kohli and Kumble) and it is better if keep the talks that happen in dressing room there itself.”

Recap:

Anil Kumble handed over his resignation to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) after a fallout with captain Virat Kohli. Complications between the two came into the limelight during the recently concluded Champions Trophy with Virat Kohli demanding a new face in the position. Kumble stepped down from his post with dignity after the team flew for the Caribbean from London.

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag is the frontrunner to take up the responsibility thought the BCCI has received applications from several other personalities. Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput, Richard Pybus and Dodda Ganesh are a few other names in contention.

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