Nov 2, 2008

Anil Kumble retires From International Cricket

Today Anil kumble the Indian captain, the cricketer with a Lion's heart. has announced his retirement.

This is a huge loss for the Indian test team.Kumble has been the pillar of India's bowling attack which used to rely heavily on the spinners but India's bowling attacks have changed since then but his contribution to the team has never changed, Anil Kumble is a captain's dreams,throw him a ball and he will bowl from an end all day without complaining. He is the pinnacle of determination and perseverance. Kumble who made his Test debut 9 August 1990: v England has played for India for almost 16 years.

Anil Kumble has taken 619 test wicket and he is the third test bowler in the world after M.Muralitharan and Shane Warne to cross 600.His retirement has left a big void to fill in.

His performance against the pakistani's during the 2001 test match series in which he took 10 wickets in a single innings was the stuff of legends. He shares this rare feet with Jim laker of England.

His arrival to the ODI Seen was through a spectacular display of line and control . When he single handed won the match against the then strong West Indians in
the Hero Cup Final.Anil kumble has already retired from ODI in 2007.

He has now picked up 619 test wickets and 337 ODI wickets. Becoming the Highest wicket taker in Test for India.

Kumble will always be remembered as the gentlemen with a lion's heart.Will always be rememberd for the courage he showed when he bowled with a broken jaw,the gentlemaly behaviour he showed in the sydney test. Lets just say he will be remembered for being Anil Kumble.
Here is the stat of Kumble:
Personal information
Full name Anil Kumble
Nickname Jumbo
Born 17 October 1970 (1970-10-17) (age 38)

Bangalore, India
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm Leg Break
Role Bowler: Current Test Captain
International information
Test debut (cap 192) 9 August 1990: v England
Last Test 9 October 2008: v Australia
ODI debut (Cap 78) 25 April 1990: v Srilanka
Last ODI 19 March 2007: v Bermuda
Last Test Match 2 November 2008: v Australia

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