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Anil Kumble is a former cricketer who played for Indian team and he was also the team captain. Anil Kumble was born on 17th October 1970 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. His parents are Saroja and Krishna Swamy. His brother's name is Dinesh Kumble. He took his primary education from Holy Saint English School. He attended National College, Basavanagudi for his junior college years and completed his graduation in B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Engineering College. His nickname 'Jumbo' is kept by his speedy deliveries he bowls and also because of his foot size. Kumble started playing cricket at the age of 13; he joined the cricket academy Young Cricketers in Bangalore. On 30th November 1989 he played his debut first- class game from Karnataka against Hyderabad; he took four wickets in the match. He was then selected for U-19 India against Pakistan; he scored 113 and 76 in two tests respectively. He was selected in the national squad; he played his first ODI against Sri Lanka in Austral-Asia Cup at Sharjah on 25th April 1990 and made his Test debut against England the same year and picked up three wickets in the first innings. He further proved himself and made a mark as a genuine spinner during India's tour to South Africa in 1992. In the four test match series, he took 18 wickets at an average of 25.94 with the economy rate of 1.84. Kumble took 50 wickets in 10 matches, fastest by any Indian till Ravichandran Ashwin India is a land that worships cricket and crickete >> Read More... broke the record achieving it in 9 matches.

His 100 wickets came in 21 test matches, which are second fastest after Erapalli Prasanna; he achieved it in 20 matches. Kumble in the year 1995 played in English Cricket season. He took 105 wickets at an average of 20.40 in the season and was the only bowler to achieve the mark of taking 100 wickets in the season. For his performance, he was named among the five cricketers of the year by the English County Cricket. The year 1996 turned out to be a very successful for Kumble as he took 90 wickets at an average of 24.14 in Tests and ODI together. He played in 1996 World Cup and was the highest wicket taker for India with picking 15 wickets at an average of 18.73. On 27th November 1993, Kumble took six wickets conceding only 12 runs against West Indies in the final of Hero Cup; this Indian record remained for a long time. Kumble is the only bowler after Jim Laker to take ten wickets in an innings. He gave this performance against Pakistan on 7th February 1999 in Delhi. Javagal Srinath Javagal Srinath, a former cricketer for India, is >> Read More... helped Kumble to achieve this feat by bowling bowls to avoid taking wickets at another end. Kumble is the only third spinner in Test cricket history and second Indian to take 400 Test wickets; he achieved this milestone on 6th October 2004.

He is also the second spinner after Shane Warne Shane Warne is a prominent cricketer in Australia >> Read More... to score more than 2000 runs and to take 500 wickets; he took his 500th Test wicket on 11th March 2006. Kumble holds the record for most leg before the wicket dismissals to his name. He scored his maiden hundred in his 118th Test match which is a world record to score hundred after playing most number of matches. He is the only leg spinner to become the captain of the team; in November 2007, he was appointed as the captain of Test team. He reached the feat to take 600 wickets on 17th January 2008 against Austrailia. He is the third bowler to take 600 wickets after Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan. He is also only Indian bowler to take 5-wicket hauls in an inning more than 30 times and among the four bowlers in the world. Kumble announced his retirement from all circuits on 2nd November 2008. On 21st November 2010 he was elected as the President of KSCA (Karnataka State Cricket Association). On 12th October 2012, he was also appointed as the Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee. In 1995, he received Arjuna Award from the Government of India. In 1996, he was named among the Wisden Cricketers of the year. In 2005, he was also honored by Padma Shri. In 2015, he received ICC Cricket Hall of Fame Award from ICC.


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