ISLAMABAD- Calling the move to step down an ‘unfortunate act that would impact others in the region’ Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told former Indian head coach Anil Kumble that the reasons he gave in his resignation letter ‘did not justify’ the move.
In a series WhatsApp messages sent to Kumble who stepped down today after well publicised differences with Indian captain Virat Kohli, Nawaz said that those seeking resignations are nothing but ‘meaningless creatures who want to be where you are’.
“I would have to say that as a South Asian who is heading a team as well, I am extremely disappointed in your selfish and careless decision,” the recording had Nawaz saying, The Dependent’s team of hackers confirmed.
“It is the duty of every leader to consider how a particular decision might impact others. And I’m sorry to say your move will have a negative impact on those trying to resist the small people and their baseless demands.”
It is pertinent to mention here that as reported by The Dependent earlier, former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and ex-senator Nehal Hashmi had told Virat Kohli that he ‘would not remain Indian captain forever’ after India’s win against Pakistan.
It is important to note that Kohli only managed to score 5 runs in the final against Pakistan.
Analysts are divided over whether or not Nawaz’s WhatsApp messages to Kumble count as threats.