Anil Kumble, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Anil Kumble

former Indian cricketer

Date of Birth: 17-Oct-1970

Place of Birth: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Profession: cricketer

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Anil Kumble

  • Anil Kumble (pronunciation ; born 17 October 1970) is a former Indian cricketer, coach, commentator, who played Tests and ODIs for 18 years.
  • A right-arm leg spin (leg break googly) bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker of all time (as of 2019, behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne).
  • In 1999 while playing against Pakistan, Kumble dismissed all ten batsmen in a Test match innings, joining England's Jim Laker as the only players to achieve the feat.
  • Unlike his contemporaries, Kumble was not a big turner of the ball, but relied primarily on pace, bounce, and accuracy.
  • He was nicknamed "Jumbo".
  • Kumble was selected as the Cricketer of the Year in 1993 Indian Cricket, and one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year three years later.
  • He is regarded as one of the greatest spinners of all time. Born in Bengaluru, Karnataka, Kumble developed an early interest in cricket as he grew up watching players like B.
  • S.
  • Chandrasekhar before becoming a full-fledged cricketer.
  • He made his First-class debut at the age of 19 while representing Karnataka.
  • Soon he was picked up for the Austral-Asia Cup in 1990 before making his Test debut against England later that year.
  • Since then he has represented the Indian Test team on more than 132 Test matches and was responsible for many of India's victories.
  • Kumble became a part of the regular ODI team during the early 1990s and held some of the best performances during this time; which included his six for 12 (six wickets for 12 runs) against the West Indies.
  • The year 1996 proved to very successful for him as he was selected for the World Cup and emerged out as the most successful bowler of the tournament; he played seven matches and captured 15 wickets at an average of 18.73. Kumble was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour in 2005.
  • After having played for 18 years, he announced his retirement from international cricket in November 2008.
  • In October 2012, Kumble was appointed the chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC)'s cricket committee.Between 2012 and 2015, Kumble held positions as a chief mentor for the teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
  • He was also a former head coach of the Indian cricket team as well.
  • In February 2015, he became the fourth Indian cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame.
  • Kumble is currently the Head Coach and the Director of Cricket Operations of Kings XI Punjab.

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