shastri as a test batsman has 7 AWAY test 100s one in australia- a double hundred against Mcdermott Reid Hughes Warne, 2 100s against england, 2 100s against pakistan facing bowlers like imran khan sarfraz nawaz and abdul qadir and 2 100s against WI facing bowlers like marshal, roberts, holding, ambrose, walsh, bishop..
I think as far as results are delivered nothing is good or bad. Shastri had done a good job an every young player had praised him for motivating the team. He had taken over when results were not coming. So to start with WI is a good thing for Kumble and also he got the nod due to the CAC were his old mates.
Harbhajan Singh is given muska polish to Kumble. Had Shastri been selected as head coach, Harbhajan would have given maska polish to Shastri. Harbhajan is a spent force. See his performance in recent IPl. He is only playing for money. Harbhajan must gracefully retire for National benefit. Kumble as head coach is also a joke. What tips will he give batsmen when he was no good with the bat himself? India needs a good batting coach & a good bowling coach who were technically brilliant in the playing years & can give valuable tips to our boys.
I don't see any negative comments about Kumble. How do you become someone who is praised by everyone? Even if I try a lot to always do the right thing or please everyone, one or the other issue happens and you create your enemies/adversaries.