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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.  

Anil Kumble Latest News & Articles

MS Dhoni wary of West Indies' threat in T20 cricket Dhoni described the USA as a 'special market' for cricket and believes the game has huge potential for growth in the North American nation.
Anil Kumble: Looking forward to work with MS Dhoni The team is coming into the shortest format of the game after a comfortable 2-0 win over the West Indies in the four-match Test series.
India vs West Indies 2016: Very impressed with the facilities, says coach Anil Kumble As they attempt to popularise cricket in the USA, Kumble expresses his surprise and admiration for the facilities on offer.
Top 5 batting performances in Tests by Indian spin legends These spinners helped India's cause with the bat as well.
Final victims of top 5 Test wicket takers These bowlers were all about flight, skills and solid temperament.
Virat Kohli savours meeting with Gary Sobers and other West Indian legends Team India had also met Sir Vivian Richards prior to the series.
MS Dhoni believes Virat Kohli has a 'very bright future' as captain of all formats India's limited-overs skipper heaps praise on his Test counterpart.
Adam Gilchrist: Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli combo on track to improve overseas Test record Gilchrist came in defence of MS Dhoni, saying that Dhoni has still a lot to offer to his national side.
India aim to dominate West Indies: Rahane The Mumbikar is confident of the team's abilities.
India look to stay No.1 Test team with big win versus West Indies India would look to dominate the West Indies in the fourth test starting today.
India in India will be a big challenge, says Glenn McGrath Glenn McGrath wonders why is cricket still not an Olympic sport and about the difficulty in playing spin bowling.
SK ADDA: Is the Indian bowling unit "world-class" now? While a lot of you agreed that it is, some of you were still skeptical.
BCCI congratulates India for Test series win against West Indies India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Anil Kumble vs Shane Warne - A tale of contrasting styles Lets take a look at the careers of two of the greatest spin bowlers of our generation - Anil Kumble and Shane Warne.
Interview with Mervyn Dillon: "If a fast bowler said he never wanted to hurt the batsman, he would be lying" In conversation with Mervyn Dillon, the star for the West Indies on India's tour to the Caribbean in 2002.
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