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Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble

Age 53IndiaINDIA
Leg break googly Bowler

Anil Kumble represented the terms hard trier, match-winner, and a fighter in Indian cricket. Being India's most effective bowler in both Tests and ODIs, Kumble spearheaded the Indian bowling attack for more than a decade. Most remembered for being an out-and-out team man, he has been one of the greatest spinners to have ever played the game.


In a spectacular yet downplayed career, “Jumbo” claimed practically every Indian bowling record. Never a great turner of the ball, he always extracted enough from the surface to fox the batsmen with his consistent line and length. His googly, side spin and subtle variations in flight caused trouble for the batsmen. In 1999, he became the second bowler ever to scalp ten wickets in a Test innings, a feat first achieved by Jim Laker. Kumble's phenomenal ability to stomach pain was proved in Antigua in 2002 when he bandaged his fractured jaw and returned to the field to deliver a stirring spell. The leg-spinner received the ultimate gift in the twilight of his career after he was named India's Test skipper in 2007, following which he delivered India's first win against Pakistan at home in 27 years.
 

A career spanning 18 long and glorious years, Kumble played 132 Tests and 271 ODIs, picking 619 wickets in the former, while claiming 337 in the latter. The veteran bowler retired as the third highest wicket-taker in Tests, behind legends Muttiah Muralidaran and Shane Warne. His retirement from international cricket, however, didn't stop him from participating in the Indian Premier League in 2008. He led the Bengaluru franchise in 2009 and afterwards took on the mentoring role. In 2013, Kumble shifted allegiance to Mumbai as chief mentor.
 

After those management stints in the Indian T20 League, he joined the International Cricket Council's Cricket Committee in 2012. In the year of 2016, he was made the Indian coach and within months of his joining, the team achieved the number one status in the ICC Test rankings. Under his one year tenure, the Indian team also went on to win the most number of Test matches in a calendar year. However, following his differences with skipper Virat Kohli, he stepped down from his post.

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Anil Kumble Statistics

Debut
India vs Sri Lanka on Apr 25, 1990
Last
India vs Bermuda on Mar 19, 2007
Debut
India vs England on Aug 09, 1990
Last
India vs Australia on Oct 29, 2008
Debut
Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Rajasthan Royals on Apr 26, 2008
Last
Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Deccan Chargers on Apr 24, 2010

Anil Kumble Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
2719380010.5361.06
Highest Runs26
Balls Faced44
On DateJan 26, 00
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Anil Kumble Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
271241633730.8943.014.30
Wickets Taken6
Runs12
On DateNov 27, 93
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Anil Kumble Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
85012
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Anil Kumble Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
13225065117.7738.82
Highest Runs110
Balls Faced193
On DateAug 09, 07
AgainstEnglandENG

Anil Kumble Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
1326808.261929.6565.992.69
Wickets Taken10
Runs74
On DateFeb 04, 99
AgainstPakistanPAK

Anil Kumble Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
6003
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Anil Kumble Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
42350011.6674.46
Highest Runs8
Balls Faced8
On DateMay 17, 08
AgainstRajasthan RoyalsRR

Anil Kumble Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
42160.54523.5121.446.57
Wickets Taken5
Runs5
On DateApr 18, 09
AgainstRajasthan RoyalsRR

Anil Kumble Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1000
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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