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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.  

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SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Perth in 2008
SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Perth in 2008
Prior to the 2008 Test at Perth, Australia hadn't lost at the venue since February 1997.
Anil Kumble reveals Ajinkya Rahane will be used at the top of the order for England ODI series
Anil Kumble reveals Ajinkya Rahane will be used at the top of the order for England ODI series
Anil Kumble was happy with the healthy competition for places and the presence of Yuvraj Singh in the squad.
MS Dhoni is still the leader in this team, says Anil Kumble
MS Dhoni is still the leader in this team, says Anil Kumble
The Indian coach also spoke about Dhoni's brilliant man management.
India's schedule for the year 2017: Dates and Venue Details
India's schedule for the year 2017: Dates and Venue Details
Full Details of India's schedule for the year 2017.
Indian sportspersons take social media by storm, wish their fans 'Happy New Year'
Indian sportspersons take social media by storm, wish their fans 'Happy New Year'
Indian sportspersons reached out to their fans on social media to convey their warm new year wishes.
Amit Mishra focussing on fitness to fend off competition from youngsters
Amit Mishra focussing on fitness to fend off competition from youngsters
The Haryana leg-spinner revealed how the association with Kumble as a mentor and friend has helped transform his game.
Stats: LBW hits the 10K mark at Port Elizabeth
Stats: LBW hits the 10K mark at Port Elizabeth
Anil Kumble has affected the most number of LBW dismissals in Tests while Sachin Tendulkar leads the chart for batsmen for LBW dismissals.
Nair needs to build on unbeaten 303 for a great future: Dravid
Nair needs to build on unbeaten 303 for a great future: Dravid
Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble have created a favourable environment for youngsters, says Rahul Dravid
Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble have created a favourable environment for youngsters, says Rahul Dravid
The former captain also spoke about Karun Nair and his role with the junior teams.
Injuries - A blessing in disguise for the Indian cricket team
Injuries - A blessing in disguise for the Indian cricket team
With the next Test series is a good two months away, most of the injured players will be fully fit and ready for selection.
Triple century hasn't sunk in yet, says Karun Nair
Triple century hasn't sunk in yet, says Karun Nair
Nair became only the second Indian to score a triple century.
Ganguly hails team India's dominating show
Ganguly hails team India's dominating show
Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday hailed the team for inflicting another 4-0 humiliation on England on hom ...
Indian team when Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made their Test debut - Where are they now?
Indian team when Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made their Test debut - Where are they now?
In 1996, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made their debut at the 'Mecca of Cricket' - Lord's.
India vs England 2016: 5 Takeaways for India from the Test series
India vs England 2016: 5 Takeaways for India from the Test series
From Kohli's majestic batting to clearing the pitches debate, India have plenty of gains from the series.
India vs England 2016, 5th Test, day 4 - 5 Talking Points
India vs England 2016, 5th Test, day 4 - 5 Talking Points
Nair presents selection dilemma, India's emphasis on personal milestones and much more.
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