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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.  

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Bishan Singh Bedi blasts BCCI over new coach selection, terms the move 'ridiculous'
Bishan Singh Bedi blasts BCCI over new coach selection, terms the move 'ridiculous'
The former India cricketer was unhappy with the timing of such a move and questioned the credentials of the BCCI office bearers.
BCCI to repeat the procedure it held last year for selection of head coach
BCCI to repeat the procedure it held last year for selection of head coach
It will be surprising if BCCI look beyond Anil Kumble.
ICC Champions Trophy: I do not feel any nervousness here in England, says Virat Kohli
ICC Champions Trophy: I do not feel any nervousness here in England, says Virat Kohli
The Indian captain also said that the squad is more focused on the tournament.
Why Team India coach Anil Kumble could be on a sticky wicket
Why Team India coach Anil Kumble could be on a sticky wicket
There might be differences between Anil Kumble and the BCCI.
BCCI's poor timing of coach-hunting could affect India's on-field performance
BCCI's poor timing of coach-hunting could affect India's on-field performance
Anil Kumble is facing an uncertain time as BCCI invited applications for the role of India's head coach.
ICC Cricket Committee proposes DRS for all T20Is, changes to umpire's call
ICC Cricket Committee proposes DRS for all T20Is, changes to umpire's call
If the changes are approved, teams will not lose reviews in cases of umpire's call.
5 reasons why Anil Kumble must be retained as India coach
5 reasons why Anil Kumble must be retained as India coach
The BCCI might do well with retaining Kumble as the coach of the Indian team at least until the 2019 World Cup.
BCCI invites applications for head coach of Team India
BCCI invites applications for head coach of Team India
Anil Kumble, the current head coach of the team, will get a direct entry into the process.
India's 2002 Champions Trophy squad: Where are they now?
India's 2002 Champions Trophy squad: Where are they now?
Only one cricketer from the 2002 squad will be playing in the 2017 Champions Trophy as well.
Ranji Trophy captains and coaches demand pay hike, oppose neutral venue concept
Ranji Trophy captains and coaches demand pay hike, oppose neutral venue concept
Harbhajan Singh had recently contacted Indian head coach Anil Kumble over the pay structure of domestic cricketers.
Anil Kumble puts forward bizarre demand to BCCI
Anil Kumble puts forward bizarre demand to BCCI
The Indian coach wants a captaincy fee to be added to the pay structure.
Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli propose big hike for both players and support staff during meeting with BCCI CoA
Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli propose big hike for both players and support staff during meeting with BCCI CoA
Head coach Anil Kumble and Captain Virat Kohli stressed on the fact that performers in Test cricket should be kept in the highest bracket.
Ravi Shastri had no talent but played big cricket, feels Kapil Dev
Ravi Shastri had no talent but played big cricket, feels Kapil Dev
Kapil also insists Anil Kumble ended up as a legend despite not being an athlete.
SK Flashback: When Saeed Anwar smashed India on a hot and treacherous day in Chennai
SK Flashback: When Saeed Anwar smashed India on a hot and treacherous day in Chennai
Reliving Saeed Anwar's record-breaking knock of 194 runs against arch-rivals India in the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Shankar Basu to return to the Indian team
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Shankar Basu to return to the Indian team
Indian coach Anil Kumble and captain Virat Kohli have both been vocal supporters of the strength and fitness conditioning coach.
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