One of the best spinners to have graced the game of cricket, Anil Kumble has forever etched his name in the minds of cricket lovers all around the world. Having a huge hand in bringing India to the international stage in cricket by making the team a formidable force to reckon with owing to his trickery and wizardry with the ball, Kumble continued his legacy as Indian head coach which saw him bring a slew of talent into the team and saw the team achieve new heights. We bring to you his career and fabulous achievements that are going to make a great read for any cricket lover in the world
- Kumble has featured in 132 Test matches picking up 619 wickets at an average of 29.65 with an economy rate of 2.69 and a strike rate of 65.90. He has 337 ODI wickets from 265 innings, which are the highest for an Indian bowler.
- One of his most famous achievement is being the second bowler to hold the record of dismissing all 10 batsmen in an innings after Jim Laker. This feat was achieved in 1999 while playing against Pakistan in Delhi. A traffic circle in Bangalore was named after him to commemorate this feat.
- Kumble was the first bowler to hold the record of taking his first 50 wickets in only 10 matches.
- Took his first 10-wicket-haul in a match against Sri Lanka in 1994. He is the only player to have taken all 10 wickets in an innings and also scored a century in Tests which is a rare feat indeed and speaks volumes about Jumbo’s talent.
- Announced himself on the world stage after becoming the leading wicket taker in the 1996 World Cup with a haul of 15 wickets at an average of 18.73.
- Was a handy batsman and proved that he was a match winner for India by adding 52 runs for the ninth wicket and helping the team chase the target of 216 runs in the ‘Titan Cup’ against Australia to take India to one for their most famous wins. Scored his maiden Test century with an innings of 110 against England in 2007.
- Is the first Indian bowler and the third in the world to reach the mark of 600 Test wickets. He is the third-highest wicket taker of all time, after Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne.
- He is only the 4th Indian cricketer to have been inducted into ICC’s Hall of Fame.
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