India’s Test skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday welcomed new head coach Anil Kumble into to the team saying he was looking forward towards work with the legendary leg-spinner.

Kohli tweeted shortly after Kumble was appointed as head coach for a one-year term.Kumble thanked Kohli for his wishes and said he is looking forward to work with him and the Indian cricket team.

Kumble’s appointment brought an end to the prolonged suspense over who will take over the reins of the side.

The 45-year-old pipped former Team Director Ravi Shastri, Australians Tom Moody and Stuart Law and a host of others to clinch the high-profile position following an elaborate selection process headed by a three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.