Today in this article, we will discuss about the Anil Kumble Biography. The Indian Legend Anil Kumble born on 17 October 1970 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, is a former international cricketer and captain of Indian team in both test and ODI cricket. He played international cricket for 18 years. Anil Kumble was the right-arm leg spinner also known as leg break googly and took 619 wickets in test cricket and finished at 3rd place in term of number of wickets after Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne. He is also famous by his nickname “Jumbo”.
Anil Kumble Biography
- In 1993, Anil Kumble was selected as the Cricketer of the Year and one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1996.
- Anil Kumble Biography: Initially he took interest in cricket as he brought up watching players like B.S. Chandrasekhar.
- Anil played his First-class (Ranji trophy) debut match just at the age of 19 from his home state Karnataka against Hyderabad on 30 November 1989.
- His best performance in ODI cricket is 6-12 against the West Indies.
- Anil Kumble dismissed whole Pakistani team in a test match innings in 1999 and after England’s Jim Laker, he became only 2nd player to achieve the feat.
- He was conferred with the Padma Shri award in 2005.
- In November 2008, Anil kumble announced his retirement from international cricket.
- Kumble was appointed as the ICC’s cricket committee chairman In October 2012.
- He also served as a chief mentor for the IPL teams Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) from 2012 to 2015.
- Kumble was also a designated as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.
- Anil Kumble was the 4th Indian cricketer to be includes into the ICC ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2015.
Anil Kumble: Family
- His father’s name is Krishna Swamy and mother’s name is Saroja.
- Kumble has also a brother Dinesh Kumble.
- He was married to Chetana Kumble and they became parents to two children – son Mayas Kumble and daughter Svasti Kumble.
- Anil has also an adopted daughter Aaruni Kumble, who was Chetna’s daughter from her first marriage.
- In the childhood, Kumble studied his primary education from Holy Saint English School.
- Likewise, he began his gully cricket on the streets of Bangalore and then joined a cricket club “Young Cricketers” at the age of just 13.
- Anil Kumble Biography: He did his college education from National College Basavanagudi and graduated in B.E from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) in in 1991–92.
- The reason behind his nickname “Jumbo” is quite interesting. He has name as Jumbo not only because of his bowling, but also because of his big feet by his teammates.
- Anil Kumble played his first ODI match against Sri Lanka at Sharjah on 25 April 1990.
- Later in the same year, He made his test debut against England and picked up 3 wickets for 105 in the first inning.
- Anil Kumble completed his first 50 Test wickets in just 10 matches and became the fastest Indian bowler to do so. But later, Ravichandran Ashwin broke his record achieving the feat in 9 matches.
- After Erapalli Prasanna, who took 100 wickets in 20 matches, Kumble became the 2nd fastest Indian bowler taking 100 Test wickets in 21 matches.
Amazing facts about Anil Kumble
- In the English cricket season 1995, playing for Northamptonshire , Anil Kumble was the leading wicket (105 wickets) taker.
- Wisden select him as one of the 5 Cricketers of the Year in 1996, considering his performance in English season.
- Anil Kumble Biography: There are only 2 bowlers in the cricket history, taking 10 wickets in a single test inning and Kumble is one of them. First one is Jim Laker of England, who took 10 wickets in 1956. Kumble made this record in 1999 against Pakistan.
- In the meanwhile, Anil Kumble is only the third spinner (after Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan) in the test cricket history to capture 400 Test wickets.
- Kumble became India’s highest test wickets taker on 10 December 2004, when he surpass Kapil Dev’s 434 wickets.
- On 30 March 2007, he announced his retirement from ODI Cricket.
- On 10 August 2007, Kumble has a single test hundred (110) to his name, which he made against England.
Anil Kumble: Off-the field
- Kumble is only the second highest after Muralitharan (44039), who bowled 40850 balls in his entire Test career.
- Anil Kumble Biography: On 8 November 2007, Anil Kumble get nominates as the captain of the Indian Test team.
- Anil Kumble announced his retirement from all kinds of cricket on 2 November 2008. Later from IPL on 4th of January in 2011.
- RCB appointed Kumble as the chief mentor of their team after his retirement from IPL as a player.
- Anil Kumble is the only Indian bowler to have taken 5 wickets in a test inning more than 30 times.
- Kumble get praise with Arjuna award in 1995.
- Moreover, he was one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1996.
- Anil Kumble was shortlist among the 16 cricketers for the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the 20th Century, in 2002.
- He has award with the Padma Shri award in 2005.
- The Indian record of taking most wickets in ODI, in a particular ground, is badge to Anil Kumble. He took 56 wickets in Sharjah Cricket Stadium.