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Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble was born on 17 October 1970 in Bangalore; Karnataka is a ex- Indian cricketer and skipper of the Indian Test cricket side. He is a right-arm leg spin Leg Break googly bowler and a right-hand batsman. He is at present the foremost wicket-taker for India in both Test and One Day International contests. At present he is the third maximum wicket-taker in Test cricket and one of only three bowlers to have taken further than 600 Test wickets. Kumble has had triumph bowling with further spinners, remarkably Venkatapathy Raju and Rajesh Chauhan in the 1990s and Harbhajan Singh ever since 2000.

Kumble was selected the captain of the Indian Test cricket squad on 8 November 2007. His first mission as captain was the three-test home sequence in opposition to Pakistan that India won 1-0. Then he led the Indian Test squad on its tour to Australia for the 2007-08 four-test succession of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy that India lost 1-2. Kumble thrive his state side mate Rahul Dravid, who reconciled as the skipper in September 2007. Ever since his first appearance in international cricket on 25 April 1990, he has taken 619 Test wickets and 337 ODI wickets. Although frequently disparaged as not a big turner of the ball, Kumble is the second maximum wicket taker amid leg spinners in Test cricket following leg spinner Shane Warne of Australia and the third of all bowlers after Warne and off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka and has alleged 619 Test wickets. He is one of only two bowlers in the olden times of cricket to have taken all 10 wickets in a test innings, the additional being Jim Laker of England. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India's 4th maximum civilian honour, by the Government of India in 2005. Subsequent to playing for India for 18 years, he declared his departure on 2 November 2008. His last game was in opposition to Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.

Early Life

Anil was born on 17th of October 1970 at Bangalore, Karnataka. Fondly well-known as jumbo, as a kid he joined a Cricket Club named Young Cricketers. He was a very gleaming student and completed his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore in the year 1991-92.

He started playing First Class Cricket for Karnataka side with a game in opposition to Hyderabad in the year 1989, and managed to seize 4 wickets in the match.

Debut in Cricket

Anil made his first appearance in the One Day International (ODI) Cricket with the Australasia Cup tournament at Sharjah in the year 1989-90, in a game in opposition to Sri Lanka. He took 1 wicket in this game, and gave 42 runs. His Test Cricket profession began with a Test Series in opposition to England played at Manchester in August 1990. Anil took 3 wickets and gave 105 runs in 43 overs out of which 7 were maiden ones.

The 10-wickets Charisma

Anil Kumble has to his acclaim the fame of having taken all the 10 wickets in a particular Test innings. He achieved this unusual feat in February 1999 in a Test game played in opposition to Pakistan in Delhi. Apart from Jim Laker, he has been the only bowler in the world to have finished so till date.

Days of Captaincy

He also symbolized the Test Cricket side of India in the year 2007 when the control Captain Rahul Dravid resigned from the job. He led India to Test Series in opposition to Pakistan and Australia, in which the National side won by 1-0 and lost by 1-2 in that order.

Vital Statistics

All the way through his Test Cricket career, Anil Kumble played 132 Test games in which he managed to seize 619 wickets at the loss of 18355 runs, with a standard of 29.65 runs. For the duration of his Test career he attained 2506 runs with a standard of 17.77 runs. His maximum score in Test Cricket was 110 not out.

As far as One Day International (ODI) Cricket is fretful, Anil played 271 ODI matches during his career in which he took 337 wickets giving away 10412 runs with a standard of 30.80 runs. He attained 938 runs with a standard of 10.53 runs in the ODI matches he played, his maximum score being 26.

The Last Moments

Anil Kumble played his last ODI game in opposition to Bermuda at Port of Spain on 19th of March, 2007. In this game, he took 3 wickets and gave away 38 runs. His last Test Cricket match was in opposition to Australia during the Border Gavaskar Trophy, played in October 2008 at Delhi. In this game, Anil took 3 wickets, and gave away 126 runs combining both the innings.

Anil retired from his Cricket career charmingly on the 2nd of November 2008. He was bestowed with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in the year 2005.


Highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs and Tests; best bowling form by an Indian in a ODI (6-12 in opposition to West Indies); one of only two bowlers ever to have taken all 10 wickets in a Test innings; only the second player to get 2000 runs and take over 500 Test wickets; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1996. Anil Kumble has been an Indian Cricket player and skipper of the Indian Test Cricket squad. A right handed batsman, Kumble dedicated in Right Arm Leg Spin (Leg break Googly) bowling. He has taken the third principal number of wickets in the history of Test Cricket, having taken more than 300 wickets in Test contests.

Personal life

Anil Kumble was born in Bangalore, Karnataka to KN Krishna Swamy and Saroja. His family unit takes its name from Kumble village, located in Kasaragod district, Kerala: He is nuptial to Chethana Ramatheertha. Anil has 3 children - daughter Aaruni, son Mayas and the youngest Svasti daughter.
Kumble began playing cricket on lanes of Bangalore and became member in the club called Young Cricketers when he was 13 years old. Kumble did his primary education at Holy Saint English School and his high teaching at National High School, Basavanagudi. He got his Pre-University College tutoring from National College, Basavanagudi. Kumble regulated from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering in 1991-92. Kumble was diligent by character. Previous to his assortment for the England tour, he did extraordinarily well in his academics, fleeting mechanical engineering with characteristic in the peak of his class. Two of his college team mates, M.P. Vivek and Rashid Mohsin went on to have glittering but short lived first class professions Kumble has a brother named Dinesh. He is moniker Jumbo not only for the reason that his deliveries, for a spinner, are "as fast as a Jumbo jet ´┐Żbut also as his feet are quite big or jumbo as pragmatic by his team-mates.

Awards and honours

• Arjuna award, a spectator sports award from the Government of India, in 1995.
• One of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year, in 1996.
• Amongst the 16 cricketers picked out for the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the 20th Century, in 2002 (Kapil Dev won)
• Padma Shri, a resident award from the Government of India, in 2005
• An important junction in M. G. Road, Bangalore has been named after Anil Kumble.
• 'Best breakthrough performance IPL 2009' for his five-for-five in opposition to Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2009.