Former India off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna is the latest to hit out at Virat Kohli over the rift with Anil Kumble. According to him, if Kohli feels he is the boss, then should perform without coach.
"Why do they require a coach, if the captain is the boss?" Prasanna asked. "I don't think they even need the services of batting or fielding,” Prasanna was quoted as saying in a report by NDTV.
On Kohli’s captaincy skills, he added, "Kohli is undoubtedly a very good player but I do not know whether he is a good captain or not.”
Team India are in West Indies to play five ODIs and one-off T20 match, and are without a coach "If a legendary cricketer like Anil Kumble is not respected, I do not think neither of them -- Bangar and Sridhar -- will have the guts to speak to Kohli in a confident way. None of them are as experienced like Kumble," Prasanna said.
"Just hire somebody for the physical training and that will be enough. If such is the attitude of a captain I don't think you require a coach," he added.
"We can go back to the good old days of appointing a manager to look after the logistics, if he (Kohli) takes up the responsibility. The role of a coach is not defined," Prasanna hit out.
--By A Cricket Correspondent