Anil Kumble announce retirement from Cricket

Indian Captain Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble most respected and successful bowler from India announce retirement today and ongoing 3rd test match against Australia (2008 Australia tour of India) will be Anil Kumble's last match.

Anil Kumble announced retirement at the place where he took 10 wickests in an innings against Pakistan and this is Kotla. This was certainly a shocking decision but as he told that "body gave the decision".

Its really nice to see that people are taking decision of retirment without being burden to the Indian cricket team.

Anil Kumble was a great server of Indian Cricket.

We will miss you Jumbo.

Some interesting facts about Anil Kumble (Jumbo)
  • Test Debut – 9th August 1990 vs England
  • ODI Debut – 25th April 1990 vs Sri Lanka
  • Last Test – 09th October 2008 vs Australia
  • Last ODI – 19th March 2007 vs Bermuda
  • 1st Wicket – Allan Lamb (England)
  • 600th Wicket – Andrew Symonds (Australia)
  • 619th Wicket (Last wicket) - Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
  • 4 times Man of the series awards in Test Matches
  • 1 time Man of the series awards in ODI
  • 10 times man of the match awards in Test Matches
  • 6 times man of the match awards in ODI
  • One of two bowler who took all 10 wickets in an inning of test match
Awards to Anil Kumble
  • Arjuna Award
  • Padma Shri
  • Wisden Cricketer of year 1996
Anil Kumble 10 Wickets Video
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Tribute To Anil Kumble And Sourav Ganguly!!!
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Never gave up attitude

11th May 2002, Kumble's jaw was injured by West Indies fast bowler Mervyn Dillon but Anil Kumble has shown amazing determination and came on ground with a bandage around his jaw. On 3rd day of the match after tea break, Anil Kumble came to bowl and in the third ball of his 51st over Kumble strikes and dismissed world-beater Brian Lara during India's tour of West Indies, 2001/02, 4th Test in Antigua.

Injured Anil Kumble

Some photos from past and present -

Old photos of Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble with team mates
Anil Kumble

1 comment:

  1. Really Kumble is one of the greatest legends.Hayden wont forget this day because, he faced Kumble's last ball. I think kumble got nervous during his last ball.


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