Saturday, December 8, 2007

25 Things on Anil Kumble

India vs Pakistan third test will begin from 8 December. India now leads in the series 1-0. So, the match is very vital for Pakistan. However, the match seems to be vital for Anil Kumble too. This is the first series for him as captain. So, Kumble will definitely be happy to win his debut series as captain. Recently, Indian selectors have declared that Anil Kumble will lead India in against Australia. Here, I am giving 25 things that you will find interesting regarding Anil Kumble.

  1. Anil Kumble is the current test captain of Indian cricket team
  2. He was born in Bangalore, Karnataka. His father is K.N. Krishna Swamy and mother is Saroja.
  3. Anil Kumble is married to Chethana Ramatheertha.
  4. Anil Kumble started his career in 1990.
  5. He declared his retirement from ODI cricket after India’s disastrous performance in ICC world cup this year.
  6. Anil Kumble is the third highest wicket taker in test cricket. However, for India, he is the leading wicket taker with 578 wickets till the second test of India vs Pakistan test series 2007.
  7. Anil Kumble has received his graduation degree in mechanical engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering.
  8. Anil Kumble is the second bowler in the history of test cricket after English spinner Jim Laker who got all of the ten wickets of the opposition team in a test innings. He achieved this distinction against Pakistan in 1999 home series.
  9. Anil Kumble played his first test as captain of Indian team at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium in Delhi. Interestingly, Kumble achieved his historic 10 wickets haul in the same venue.
  10. He has played 120 tests and 271 ODI matches so far in his career.
  11. Anil Kumble has 337 ODI wickets in his career.
  12. Anil Kumble is a wrist spinner.
  13. As a spinner, he is best known for his flippers.
  14. In his early years, Anil Kumble was a medium pacer. However, later he emerged as a leg spinner. Thus, he has got extra speed in his leg spin.
  15. Anil Kumble hit his maiden test century this year at the age of 37. Now, he holds the world record of playing highest number of test to get the debut test century.
  16. Anil Kumble is the 30th Test captain of Indian team.
  17. In 1996, Anil Kumble was one of Wisden’s cricketers of the year.
  18. Anil Kumble was also awarded India’s third highest civilian award “Padma Bhushan.”
  19. So far, Anil Kumble won man of the series award for four times in test cricket and once in ODI cricket.
  20. Anil Kumble was also honored with Arjun award, the national sports award of India, in 1995.
  21. In his successful career, Anil Kumble got five wickets in a test match for 33 times and 10 wickets for 8 times.
  22. At this moment, Anil Kumble is the oldest member of India’s test cricket team.
  23. Anil Kumble has a down to earth personality and he has never involved in sledging or verbal clash with opposition players.
  24. In his first test as captain, Kumble helped India to win the test with excellent bowling performance and was awarded man of the match award.
  25. Though he has never been considered as a batsman, he has 2236 test and 938 ODI runs to his credit.

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1 comment:

kiran said...

Yes infact he is real 'jumbo'. We missed him as a playing cricketer. But he will be in Indian hearts forever.