Based on his experience playing in the team and as an administrator, he is a perfect fit. Kumble has also headed the Karnataka Cricket Association in the past and has been the Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee.
10 things you should know about the new coach:
He holds a mechanical engineering degree from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE)
His career spanned between 1990 to 2008 and he played 469 matches for India.
He has 600 Test Wickets to his booty. He is third in the achievement after Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708)
His bowling figures were second best ever in Test cricket of 10/74.
He was the only Indian to hit a century in 2007 tour of England.
For 21 years, his bowling figures 6/12 were the best in India.
He took the team to semis with 15 scalps in the 1996 World Cup.
Kumble is the player with most wickets by an Indian in ODIs.
The second most number of balls in test matches are bowled by him.
He stands second in number of balls in Test career at 40850 balls.
He has the 3rd best bowling figures in the IPL