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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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Virat Kohli hails Anil Kumble's role in changing the mindset of Indian bowlers
Virat Kohli hails Anil Kumble's role in changing the mindset of Indian bowlers
The Indian captain also admitted that Kumble had a role to play in channelling the 28-year old's aggression.
India's squad when Australia last beat them at home in 2004
India's squad when Australia last beat them at home in 2004
The Indian cricket team looked very different when Australia last tasted success there
5 Australian greats who made their Test debuts against India
5 Australian greats who made their Test debuts against India
Some of Australia's finest were introduced to Test cricket against the Indians.
Indian coach Anil Kumble praises Virat Kohli's transformation
Indian coach Anil Kumble praises Virat Kohli's transformation
Kumble also lauded former captain, MS Dhoni's leadership skills.
5 of the worst fights from past India-Australia clashes
5 of the worst fights from past India-Australia clashes
Both teams dont back off from glaring vigorously at each other or intensifying the atmosphere through some animated altercations.
India vs Bangladesh, 2017: Who said what to India's win in the one-off Test
India vs Bangladesh, 2017: Who said what to India's win in the one-off Test
India beat Bangladesh by 208 runs in the one-off Test between both the teams at the RGIS in Hyderabad.
Sanjay Bangar explains why India has placed faith on fast bowlers in Bangladesh Test
Sanjay Bangar explains why India has placed faith on fast bowlers in Bangladesh Test
India's batting coach Sanjay Bangar also picks the best pacer of the current lot.
Sunil Joshi appointed spin bowling coach of Bangladesh cricket team
Sunil Joshi appointed spin bowling coach of Bangladesh cricket team
The former Indian spinner would also be involved with the development squad.
Anil Kumble drops hints on India's playing eleven for Bangladesh Test
Anil Kumble drops hints on India's playing eleven for Bangladesh Test
Indian coach opens up on the Rahane versus Nair debate and also explains Pandya's role in the squad.
Waqar Younis responds to Wasim Akram's claims about spoiling Anil Kumble's perfect score
Waqar Younis responds to Wasim Akram's claims about spoiling Anil Kumble's perfect score
On this day eighteen years ago, Anil Kumble achieved the 'Jumbo' feat of dismissing all ten opposition batsmen in a single innings.
Anil Kumble not willing to take Bangladesh lightly ahead of the one-off Test
Anil Kumble not willing to take Bangladesh lightly ahead of the one-off Test
The teams will square off in a one-off Test from Thursday.
India vs Bangladesh, 2017: Indian pacers use Speed Shotgun ahead of the one-off Test
India vs Bangladesh, 2017: Indian pacers use Speed Shotgun ahead of the one-off Test
The Indian pacers were introduced to a new technology called the Speed Shotgun.
Five reasons why coach Anil Kumble has been a positive influence on Indian cricket
Five reasons why coach Anil Kumble has been a positive influence on Indian cricket
From calling for truer pitches to sharpening mental strength, coach Kumble has made a promising start.
SK Flashback: Irfan Pathan scythes through Pakistan's top-order with memorable hat-trick
SK Flashback: Irfan Pathan scythes through Pakistan's top-order with memorable hat-trick
Reliving the left-armer's sensational first-over spree in the 2006 Karachi Test.
A tribute to Daniel Vettori on his 38th birthday
A tribute to Daniel Vettori on his 38th birthday
A look at the career of the most successful left-arm spinner and a Kiwi icon.
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