Kumble's ethical codes in his column

Updated: 01 December 2007 16:39 IST

Anil Kumble has been allowed to write a column before and after every match, but his statements on individual players could be seen as unethical.

Kumble's ethical codes in his column

New Delhi:

Anil Kumble has been allowed to write a column before and after every match, but his statements and comments on individual players could be seen as unethical.

It could be unethical because Kumble is the captain of Indian Test team. Just like its wrong for Dilip Vengsarkar to be writing columns on selection issues.

Kumble's column in Hindustan Times reads, "I have been talking about the importance of teamwork, and its now sinking in and is being taken on board."

Kumble said he feels his concept of teamwork is finally sinking in, which could be misread as the team not being united before his arrival.

Mentioning player Dinesh Karthik in his column he wrote, "I would tell Dinesh Karthik not to worry, he is one of 2 Indians in the top ten list in 2007, the other one is Sachin. Dinesh is too good a player to worry."

Kumble's advice for Karthik and other youngsters is probably better spoken out in the dressing room than in public.

Kumble also writes about Munaf Patel, "Munaf bowled exceptionally well in Kotla. But in the Second innings he tried too hard. Often its patience that makes all the difference."

Munaf Patel may not be comfortable with the world reading about his captain's criticism of him that also just after the 1st test against Pakistan in Delhi.

Topics : Cricket Anil Kumble
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