Anil Kumble, former Indian cricketer.

Anil Kumble, former Indian cricketer.

Anil Kumble is an Indian cricket coach, commentator and former Indian cricketer. He played cricket for Indian national team for 18 years, one of the best leg spin bowlers in test cricket and currently he is the highest wicket taker in history of India in both ODI and test cricket. He took 619 wickets in test cricket.


He was born on 17 October 1970, Karnataka, India. His primary education was in Holy Saint English School, and he did his high schooling in National High School Basavanagudi. When, he was just at the age of 13, he joined a cricket club called “Young Cricketers”.

He is married to Chetana Kumble and has three children – son Mayas Kumble and daughters Aaruni and Svasti Kumble.


On 30 November 1989, he made his first-class debut from Karnataka against Hyderabad. He started his career as a medium pacer, he is famous for bowling style. In 1990, he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka, and test debut against England. After few matches, he became popular when, he took his first 50 wickets in just 10 matches and became the fastest Indian bowler ever to do so. He has the second fastest Indian bowler to took 100 test wickets. In 2004, he became the third spinner in Test cricket and the second Indian to take 400 Test wickets. After few years, he announced his retirement from international cricket in 2008.


In 1995, He has won Arjuna award, a sports award from the Government of India, and in 2005, he has been honoured with the Padma Shri, fourth-highest civilian award of India.

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