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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

Reaping rewards for my positive approach says Cheteshwar Pujara

Pujara has already smashed two centuries in the ongoing Test series against England

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Sachin Tendulkar gave his views on Test cricket and the current Indian side.

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India vs England 2016: Team management requests for 'bald' pitch ahead of 4th Test against England at Mumbai

Anil Kumble, along with Virat Kohli, sought to end the criticism the team received that they were dependent on rank turners.

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Parthiv Patel has put his name in the hat to be India's permanent wicket-keeper

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Stats: Karun Nair gets run-out on Test debut and joins the unfortunate club

24-year-old pays the price for skipper Virat Kohli's indecisive running between the wickets.

My game is improving day by day: Umesh Yadav

Yadav credited head coach Anil Kumble and batting coach Sanjay Bangar for motivating him

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India vs England 2016: John Wright talks about Parthiv Patel's inclusion and Anil Kumble's efforts as a coach

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Anil Kumble's press-conference: What he said, what he truly meant, and what he definitely didn't

A fun article that ascertains what Anil Kumble truly meant, and what he definitely did not during his press conference at Mohali.

Parthiv Patel has been picked for his experience and keeping, says Anil Kumble

Team India's head coach spoke to the media ahead of the third Test against England at Mohali

BCCI rejected Zaheer Khan's claim to be bowling coach

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Sourav Ganguly offers words of caution to Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble

Ganguly believes India's real challenge lies in foreign shores as they are yet to be really tested there under Kohli and Kumble

Interview with Athmanand Maharaj: Keshav Maharaj's national team call up brought tears in our eyes

Keshav Maharaj's father speaks exclusively to Sportskeeda regarding his son's journey to the South African national team.
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