Anil Kumble

Cricketer
Anil Kumble Anil Radhakrishna Kumble or Anil Kumble (born 17 October 1970) nicknamed "Jumbo", born in Bangalore, Karnataka is a former Indian cricketer and a captain of the Indian Test Cricket team. He is a right-arm leg spin bowler and a right-hand batsman. He is currently the leading wicket-taker for India in both Test cricket and One Day International cricket. He is also the first and the only cricketer in the history of Indian Test Cricket to have taken a 10-wicket haul. 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. Since his debut in international cricket on 25 April 1990, he has taken 619 Test wickets and 337 ODI wickets. Kumble was appointed as the captain of the Indian Test cricket team on 8 November 2007. He succeeded his state team mate Rahul Dravid, who resigned as the captain in September 2007. His first series as captain of Indian Test team was a three-match series against Pakistan which was played in India. The team won that series by 1–0. He is the second highest wicket taker among leg spinners in Test cricket, other being Shane Warne of Australia. He is one of the two bowlers in the history of cricket to have taken all 10 wickets in a test innings, the other being Jim Laker of England. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India's 4th highest civilian honour, by the Government of India in 2005. After having played for 18 years, he announced his retirement on 2 November 2008. His last match was against Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi.

Personal facts

Given name
Anil
Family name
Kumble
Birth date
1970-10-17
Birth place
Bangalore
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