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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

Kumble, Ganguly, Sehwag pick their memorable Test matches

On the eve of India's 250th home Test, Indian legends recalled their favourite international matches.

Gautam Gambhir excited yet nervous after recall to Indian Test side

The 34-year-old revealed that he has made a few changes to his technique as well as improve his mental strength.

Ravichandran Ashwin's hurting finger could bring Jayant Yadav into play

Off-spinner's bowling hand in focus ahead of the second Test at Eden Gardens

Why spin has become a problem for Indian batsmen

The oomph of an Indian batsman at his best and against spinners is one of the most arousing titillations in Cricket.

India vs New Zealand 2016: It is nice to have Gautam Gambhir back, says India coach Anil Kumble

Gautam Gambhir has been drafted into the team on the back of his terrific domestic form.

Strike rate is for bowlers, not batsmen: Kumble

Kumble speaks about Test cricket.

Longest unbeaten streaks by Indian captains

The streak that Virat Kohli's Team India are on now is among the best in the national team's history. Can they break the all-time record?

Sunil Gavaskar foresees legendary status for Ravichandran Ashwin

The Indian batting legend felt the decision to give Ravindra Jadeja the Man-of-the-Match award was the correct one.

500 Not Out: India in Test matches

An analysis of India's performance in the Test arena, since its first match in 1932.

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 5 Stats: R Ashwin closing in on Anil Kumble’s Indian record

Interesting numbers from the fifth day's play between India and New Zealand.

Ravichandran Ashwin, VVS Laxman picked in fans' All-Time Indian Test XI organised by BCCI

The team was picked by the fans through a voting system.

Anil Kumble’s belongings stolen at the Green Park Stadium - reports

Kumble had also misplaced his kit bag during the tour of the West Indies.

Virender Sehwag sends across birthday wishes to Bishan Singh Bedi on Twitter

Mohammad Kaif and Anil Kumble wished the Indian legend as well.

Ravindra Jadeja attributes his Asian record to growing up on 'unprepared pitches'

Left-arm spinner also opens up on coach Anil Kumble's timely advice.

Green Park curator Shiv Kumar defends pitch

Nine Indian wickets fell on Day 1 of the Test
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