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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

When Ganguly "compelled" selectors to name Kumble for Oz tour
When Ganguly "compelled" selectors to name Kumble for Oz tour
Kumble was India's best bowler in that series.
India's 5 best tours of England
India's 5 best tours of England
The Indians have toured England many times, but these are the most successful.
5 thrilling draws involving India affected by rain/bad light 
5 thrilling draws involving India affected by rain/bad light 
The first Test between India and Sri Lanka was hampered by bad light that saw an early end to the match.
Top 5 captains who were also spinners 
Top 5 captains who were also spinners 
A look at some of the finest skippers in the game who had spin bowling as their forte.
Headmaster tag came back to me later in my career: Kumble
Headmaster tag came back to me later in my career: Kumble
The legendary spinner also spoke about his upbringing and the qualities he inherited from his parents.
Virat Kohli Birthday: 5 controversies of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli Birthday: 5 controversies of Virat Kohli
A look at some of the controversies involving the Indian skipper.
Ashwin, Pujara and Pandya in the running for Indian Sportsman of the Year award
Ashwin, Pujara and Pandya in the running for Indian Sportsman of the Year award
Anil Kumble is one of the contenders for Coach of the Year award.
Anil Kumble's exit was an unfortunate episode, feels Rahul Dravid
Anil Kumble's exit was an unfortunate episode, feels Rahul Dravid
Dravid expressed disappointment at the manner in which Kumble was made to quit as India coach.
Sportskeeda's Top 50 Indian Test cricketers of all-time (10-1)
Sportskeeda's Top 50 Indian Test cricketers of all-time (10-1)
Here are ten of the greatest cricketers to represent India in the game's premier format.
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.
5 famous cricket stadiums in India 
5 famous cricket stadiums in India 
The five cricket stadiums in India which make the experience of watching a live match worthwhile.
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.
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