Indian skipper Virat Kohli opened up for the first time after Anil Kumble‘s resignation saying that he will never reveal dressing-room details.
Kohli said so in an apparent reference to Kumble’s statement that their partnership had become “untenable”. Speaking to the media during a pre-match press conference in Trinidad, Kohli said that players “respect” Kumble’s decision to quit and that there is highest regard for him as a player.
“Obviously Anil bhai has expressed his views and he has taken a decision to step out and we will respect that decision. It’s something that has happened right after the tournament,” Kohli said.
“(But) what happens in the dressing room is sacred and private,” alluding to the comments made by Kumble. “It is important to maintain the sanctity of the dressing room.”
“One thing for sure is that I have had 11 press conferences that have happened during the Champions Trophy. We have created a culture over the last 3-4 years that whatever happens in the change room, we have tried to maintain the sanctity of the change room throughout. That is what the whole team believes in. For us that is paramount,” the Indian captain added.