Jumbo turns 46, taking Indian Cricket to great heights
New Delhi: Indian head coach and former Indian Cricket team spinner Anil Kumble turned 46 on Monday. The 46th birthday must be special for Jumbo as India is performing brilliantly well under his coaching. Excluding two T20 defeats against West Indies, India had thumped Caribbean’s in Test series and sealed a 3-0 Test series win against New Zealand. Men in Blue also inaugurated ODI series against Kiwis with a win.
Jumbo has given some memorable performances in his career and had also captained India in Tests after playing for 17 years.
He made his Test debut against England in 1990 at Old Trafford stadium while his ODI journey had begun against Sri Lanka in 1990 at Sharjah Cricket Association stadium.
In his 132 match-career, he claimed 619 wickets which are maximum by any Indian bowler.
Best match figures: 14/149
5-wicket haul: 35
10-wicket haul: 8
Kumble had bagged 337 wickets playing 271 ODIs for India.
Best match figures: 6/12
5-wicket haul: 2
Anil Kumble had played his last Test against Australia in 2008 at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium while ended his ODI career against Bermuda in 2007 at Queen’s Parl Oval.
The right-arm leg spin bowler also impressed in the Indian Premiere League. In T20 format, he picked 45 wickets in 42 matches. His best match figures in IPL were 5/5.
- Kumble was also awarded Padma Shri in 2005.
- In 2012, he became chairman of ICC’s Cricket Committee.
- In IPL, presently, he is a mentor of Mumbai Indians.