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Former India captain Anil Kumble said he enjoyed his stint as the head coach of the India cricket team despite the way it ended which he feels 'could have been better'.
Anil Kumble stepped down from his role right after India's Champions Trophy campaign in 2017, citing 'untenable differences' with captain Virat Kohli. Kumble and Kohli reportedly had differences for quite some time even though Kohli denied reports of rift before the Champions Trophy opener against Pakistan.
In a statement after his resignation in June 2017, Kumble said he was intimated by the cricket board that captain Kohli had 'reservations with my 'style' and about my continuing as the head coach' and he had decided it was best to move on.
Speaking to Pommie Mbangwa on an Instagram live session, Anil Kumble said he enjoyed working with the India team as coach and does not have any regrets about it.
During Kumble's 1-year tenure, India rose to the No. 1 spot in ICC Test rankings and reached the Champions Trophy final.
"I was very happy that I took up that role [India coach]. It was great, the one year I spent with the Indian team was really fantastic," Kumble said.
"Having been with great performers and again being a part of the Indian dressing room is a great feeling.
"We did really well in that one year period. I was really happy that there were some contributions made and there are no regrets. I was happy moving on from there as well. I know the end could have been better but then that's fine.