[caption id="attachment_781441" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/anil-kumble-virat-kohli.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-781441" alt="anil kumble and virat kohli" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/anil-kumble-virat-kohli.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Anil Kumble (L) and Virat Kohli (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member and batting legend <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vvs-laxman/">VVS Laxman</a> on Friday revealed the panel wanted <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/anil-kumble/">Anil Kumble</a> to continue as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a>'s coach but the former captain was bent on quitting after his fallout with skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a> last year. <p></p> <p></p>Reflecting on the tumultuous phase that gripped Indian cricket during last year's Champions Trophy, Laxman said the episode left a "bitter taste in the mouth". <p></p> <p></p>"I don't think Kohli crossed the line. We at the CAC thought Anil should continue as coach but he thought the right decision was to quit and move ahead. It left a bitter taste in the mouth," Laxman said during an event in Visakhapatnam. <p></p> <p></p>The CAC, comprising Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, picked Kumble as national coach in 2016. <p></p> <p></p>However, the appointment didn't quite work out as Kumble and Kohli's difference of opinions spiralled into a full-blown public fallout which culminated into Kumble stepping down. <p></p> <p></p>The former captain went on to say that his relationship with Kohli had become untenable. "What I did not like was the way he was getting bad press during the Champions Trophy. The CAC wanted Anil to continue and the entire episode was very unfortunate," Laxman said. <p></p> <p></p>"I always tell people CAC are not marriage counsellors. We were tasked with selecting the best possible job. We did a very elaborate process - unfortunately, Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble did not work out," he added.