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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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Fanboy Ravichandran Ashwin unwilling to surpass Anil Kumble's feat 
Fanboy Ravichandran Ashwin unwilling to surpass Anil Kumble's feat 
Ashwin also heaped praised on Sri Lankan veteran spinner Rangana Herath who recently crossed the tally of 400 Test wickets.
Kuldeep is a product of Kumble: Raina
Kuldeep is a product of Kumble: Raina
"Kuldeep (Yadav) is doing very well and the credit goes to Anil Bhai (Anil Kumble). He worked really hard with him."
List of Ranji Trophy records
List of Ranji Trophy records
Many records have been broken in the tournament over the years. Let us take a look at the list of all the important Ranji Trophy records.
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5 famous cricket stadiums in India 
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Virender Sehwag 'troubled' by the way Anil Kumble was made to exit
Virender Sehwag 'troubled' by the way Anil Kumble was made to exit
The former opener also revealed why he had applied for the post of Indian team's head coach.
5 most iconic bowling spells by an Indian
5 most iconic bowling spells by an Indian
A list of five iconic bowling spells which deserve to be a part of the list depicting Team India's best performances on a cricket field.
People say that I bowl like Anil Kumble, says two-time IPL winner Shreyas Gopal
People say that I bowl like Anil Kumble, says two-time IPL winner Shreyas Gopal
The Mysuru Warriors star caught up with Sportskeeda during the ongoing Karnataka Premier League.
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Never felt Anil Kumble was too strict, says Wriddhiman Saha
Never felt Anil Kumble was too strict, says Wriddhiman Saha
The wicket-keeper also compared the coaching methods of Anil Kumble and Ravi Shastri.
I don't believe in unnecessary interference, says Ravi Shastri
I don't believe in unnecessary interference, says Ravi Shastri
Shastri declared himself as someone who 'does not make lives difficult' for the players by demanding '100% commitment.'
5 greatest players from Karnataka 
5 greatest players from Karnataka 
From Viswanath to Prasanna and to Dravid, the state has given many gems to the nation.
5 greatest coaches of Indian Cricket Team
5 greatest coaches of Indian Cricket Team
Anil Kumble makes the list.
Anil Kumble took the right decision, says Mohammad Azharuddin
Anil Kumble took the right decision, says Mohammad Azharuddin
Though saddened by the way things turned out, Azharuddin feels that Kumble's decision was the best possible outcome.
Sourav Ganguly wants pay hike for Indian domestic players
Sourav Ganguly wants pay hike for Indian domestic players
The other members too agreed to the proposal.
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