Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli feud similar to CK Nayudu-Vinoo Mankad row of 1952: Ramachandra Guha
Clash of egos is not new in Indian cricket and former Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Ramachandra Guha is of the opinion that the fallout between former coach Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli was similar to what happened between erstwhile captain Vinoo Mankad and chief selector CK Nayudu n 1952.
“I resigned from the CoA six months ago and this is for the first time that I am commenting in public on cricket. (There is a) story about massive dispute between Col CK Nayudu and Vinoo Mankad,” Guha spoke during a function at the Bombay Gymkhana in Mumbai.
“So essentially Nayudu was the chairman of selectors and Mankad was India’s great cricketer. India was touring England in 1952 and Mankad had been offered a contract with Lancashire League,” the eminent historian recollected.
“So when Mankad told the BCCI that if you assure me that I will be on the England tour of 1952 I will not take this contract. (To which) Nayudu said we will not give you an assurance. India lost the first Test (and) Mankad played in Lord’s.”
Although India lost the Lord’s Test, he scored 72 and 184 along with figures of 5/196 in the England first innings. “The …read more