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Anil Kumble Biography & Latest News

Anil Kumble Biography

Anil Kumble is an Indian former cricketer and was captain of the Indian Test Cricket team. He is a right-arm leg spin bowler and a right-hand batsman. Kumble made his first-class debut for Karnataka against Hyderabad on 30 November 1989, taking four wickets and bagging a pair. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Sharjah in the Austral-Asia Cup on 25 April 1990. His Test debut came in the same year when India toured England for a three test series. Anil Kumble took his first 50 Test wickets in just 10 Test matches, the fastest by an Indian bowler till Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed him. He went on to take 100 Test wickets in 21 Test matches, the second fastest by an Indian bowler. His best performance came against Hampshire in a drawn match in County Championship, In that match he picked up 13/192. This performance in the English county cricket earned him a place in the Wisden's Five Cricketer of the Year. With more than 600 Test wickets, he is the third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, only the third bowler to achieve this record and the first bowler from India to do so. He made his debut in international cricket on 25 April 1990 and ended up with 619 Test wickets and 337 ODI wickets. He was awarded the Padma Shri, by the Government of India in 2005. After having played for 18 years, he announced his retirement from International cricket on 2 November 2008.  

Anil Kumble Latest News & Articles

DRS: What made BCCI give it a go ahead?

The DRS will be implemented in the England series on trial basis.

Indian legends heap praise on Virat Kohli during book launch event

Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, and Ravi Shastri were present during the launch ceremony of the book titled 'Driven: The Virat Kohli story.'

Anil Kumble is a great man manager, says Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir will be keen to perform well if he gets an opportunity to play during the Tests against England.

Anil Kumble says that Hardik Pandya will be given a lot of freedom to perform with both bat and ball

The head coach was speaking ahead of the Kotla game.

Indian fielding coach expresses his satisfaction with the team's fielding

With the current Indian team concentrating a lot more in its fielding, the likes of Rahane, Rohit and Virat are inspiring the youngsters

Ravichandran Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh finally patch up after 'unhealthy banter'

The Tamil Nadu off-spinner calls the veteran as his inspiration and wants to put an end to the saga.
India at last in a mood to accept DRS (Column: Just Sport)

5 memorable moments from Anil Kumble's career

As Anil Kumble celebrates his 46th birthday, we take a look at his 5 best moments.

A memorable duel between birthday twins - Aravinda de Silva & Anil Kumble

Remembering the famous duel between Aravinda de Silva and Anil Kumble in the 1996 World Cup semi-final on their birthday.

Playing the ball late: A boon or a bane?

An in-depth analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of playing the ball late

Cricketers wish Indian coach Anil Kumble on his 46th birthday

The cricketing fraternity wished the current Team India coach on the occasion of his 46th birthday.

Top 5 highest totals in India-New Zealand One Day Internationals

A sneak through five of the highest totals amassed in matches between India and the Kiwis.

Cheteshwar Pujara says Virat Kohli is not afraid to promote youngsters

Cheteshwar Pujara has words of praise for his captain Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli opens up about the impact of having Anil Kumble as the head coach

Virat Kohli aims to make India a world-class Test side.

Famous cricketers and their personality type - Part 1

Analysing the personality types of cricketers according to the famous Myers-Briggs Test
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