|Full name||Anil Kumble|
17 October 1970 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm leg break|
|Role||Bowler and Test captain|
|Test debut (cap 192)||9 August 1990 v England|
|Last Test||29 October 2008 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 78)||25 April 1990 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||19 March 2007 v Bermuda|
|Domestic team information|
|1989/90 – 2008/09||Karnataka|
|2008–2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
Source: espncricinfo, 8 November 2008
Anil Kumble ( pronunciation (help·info); born 17 October 1970) is a former international cricketer and captain of the Indian cricket team. A right-arm leg spin (leg break googly) bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker—only behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne—as of 2012. Unlike his contemporaries, Kumble was not a big turner of the ball, rather relied much on pace and accuracy. His ability to make the ball bounce with subtle variations in pace made him a tough bowler to face for the batsmen; thus earning him the sobriquet "Jumbo". Kumble was selected as the Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year in 1993 and one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year three years later.
Born in Bangalore, Karnataka, Kumble developed an early interest in cricket as he grew up watching players like Bill O'Reilly and B. S. Chandrasekhar before becoming a full-fledged cricketer. He made his First-class debut at the age of 19 while representing Karnataka. Soon he was picked up for the Austral-Asia Cup in 1990 before making his Test debut against England later that year. Since then he has represented the Indian Test team on more than 132 Test matches and was responsible for many of India's victories. Kumble became a part of the regular ODI team during the early 1990s and held some of the best performances during this time; which included his six for 12 (six wickets for 12 runs) against the West Indies. The year 1996 proved to very successful for him as he was selected for the World Cup and emerged out as the most successful bowler of the tournament; he played seven matches and captured 15 wickets at an average of 18.73. In 1999 while playing against Pakistan, Kumble dismissed all the ten batsmen in a Test match innings. In the event he became the second player to achieve this feat after Jim Laker of England.
Kumble was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour in 2005. After having played for 18 years, he announced his retirement from international cricket in November 2008. In October 2012, Kumble was appointed the chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC)'s cricket committee.
Personal life 
Kumble was born in Bangalore, Karnataka to K N Krishna Swamy and Saroja.  Kumble has a brother named Dinesh. He is married to Chethana Ramatheertha two months after her divorce, and has two children – son Mayas and daughter Svasti. He also has a half-daughter Aaruni (from Chethana's previous marriage).
Kumble's primary school was Holy Saint English School and he later attended National High School, Basavanagudi, Bangalore. He began playing cricket on the streets of Bangalore and joined a club called "Young Cricketers" at the age of 13. He completed his pre-university college education from National College, Basavanagudi. Kumble graduated from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) in Mechanical Engineering in 1991–92. He is nicknamed "Jumbo" not only because his deliveries, for a spinner, are "as fast as a jumbo jet", but also because his feet are quite big or "Jumbo" as observed by his team-mates. Anil Kumble takes his last name, indicating ancestry or family origins, from the town Kumbla in Kasaragod district (Kerala). Recently one of the Main Road to Govt Hospital was renamed as ANIL KUMBLE Road by cricketer Kumble himself in a recent function conducted by Kumbla Panchayat.
Early domestic career and international debut 
Kumble made his first-class debut for Karnataka against Hyderabad on 30 November 1989, taking 4 wickets and bagging a pair. He was then selected for India Under-19s against Pakistan Under-19s, scoring 113 in the first test and 76 in the second. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Sharjah in the Austral-Asia Cup on 25 April 1990. He played one more game in the series against Pakistan and picked up ended up with two wickets. His Test debut came in the same year when India toured England for a three-test series. It was the second test of the series played at Manchester and he picked up 3 wickets conceding 105 runs in the first innings and went wicket less in the second innings of the match which resulted in a draw. He did not play any Tests until 1992. Kumble picked up 13/138 in Irani Trophy against Delhi for Rest of India which ensured the latter's victory. This performance helped him earn a place in the Indian side that toured South Africa and Zimbabwe. It was during the 1992 Indian tour of South Africa that he established himself as a quality spinner, taking eight wickets in the second Test. All in all he took 18 wickets at an average of 25.94 and with an economy rate of 1.84 in the four test series. Later that year, when England toured India, Kumble took 21 wickets in three Tests at an average of 19.8. He picked up seven wickets for 165 runs in the third Test of the series played at Mumbai as India went on to win the match by an innings and 15 runs. He was adjudged man of the match for his performance.
Kumble took his first 50 Test wickets in 10 matches; the record remained the fastest by an Indian bowler till Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed him achieving the feat in nine matches. His 100 Test wickets in 21 Test matches, the second fastest by an Indian bowler after Erapalli Prasanna. On 27 November 1993, he took six wickets for 12 runs in an ODI against the West Indies at Eden Gardens, Calcutta in the final of the Hero Cup, which still remains an Indian record. In January 1994, when Sri Lanka toured India Kumble picked up his first 10 wicket haul in his 14th match which ensured India's victory by an innings and 119 runs. He picked up 11 wickets for 128 runs in the match.
In 1995 English cricket season Kumble played for Northamptonshire and was the leading wicket taker with 105 wickets at the average of 20.40. He was the only bowler to take more than 100 wickets during that season. His best performance came against Hampshire in a drawn match in County Championship, picking up 13 wickets for 192 runs. This performance in the English county cricket was noted by Wisden as they named him one of their five Cricketers of the Year in 1996.
1996 World Cup 
The year 1996 proved to be extremely successful for Kumble as he claimed 61 ODI wickets at an average of 20.24. All in all, he was the leading wicket taker in the calendar year with 90 wickets at an average of 24.14 in Tests and ODIs combined. Kumble was selected in the Indian side for the 1996 Cricket World Cup. He was a part of all the seven matches that India played. Kumble was the leading wicket taker in the tournament with 15 wickets at an average of 18.73. India played their first match against Kenya where Kumble took three for 28 runs, which helped restricting Kenya for just 199/6 in their 50 overs. India won the match comfortably by seven wickets. In the subsequent matches he picked up three for 35 runs (against West Indies) and two wickets for 39 runs (against Sri Lanka) in group phase.
India played against Pakistan in the quarter final phase. Kumble picked up 3 for 48 in the match which India eventually won. In the semi final they subsequently lost to Sri Lanka in which Kumble's performance was 1 for 51.
Setting records and rise through the ranks 
In February 1997 India visited the West Indies for a series of five tests and four ODIs. Kumble was part of the squad and he was the leading wicket-taker in the Test series. He picked up 19 wickets, averaging 30.31 with the ball. Kumble was the leading wicket taker by a large margin when Australia visited India for Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 1998. He picked up 23 wickets in 3 test matches at the average of 18.26.
Kumble is one of only two bowlers ever (the only other being Jim Laker of England in 1956) to have taken all ten wickets in a Test innings, taking 10 for 74. Kumble achieved this against Pakistan in the second Test played in Delhi in February 1999. Although by failing to dismiss Pakistan's Waqar Younis in either innings, he missed out on the achievement of dismissing all eleven batsmen in a Test match. It has been said that once he had got nine wickets his friend and teammate Javagal Srinath started bowling wide off stumps, and was called twice, so that Kumble could take the 10th. The performance was rated by Wisden as the second best "Bowling performance of all time". The achievement was commemorated by naming a traffic circle in Bangalore after him. In 1999 he was the third highest wicket taker with 88 wickets at the average of 30.03 behind Glenn Mcgrath and Shane Warne.
when the Indian opener Sadagoppan Ramesh tried to take a catch off some other Pakistani player …he was causioned by Javagal Srinath not to try and take any catch just because Anil Kumble should take all 10 Wickets. This was revealed by S.Ramesh in an interview via 10 Sports; about the particular match “Anil Kumble’s 10 wickets against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi in 1999″.When Kumble was looking to take his tenth wicket in the India-Pakistan test in 1999, Srinath, who was bowling from the other end, was trying to bowl way outside the off stump to avoid taking the final wicket in order for Kumble to get to the record. Anil Kumble always gives full credit to him for his perfect 10 against Pakistan as Srinath bowled consecutive wide balls in test match to avoid taking wicket
On 6 October 2004, Kumble became only the third spinner in the history of Test cricket after Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan and the second Indian bowler after Kapil Dev to capture 400 Test wickets. Reaching the mark took him 30 fewer Test matches than it took Kapil Dev, and 7 fewer than Warne. In the India-West Indies series of 2006, Kumble took 6–78 in the second innings of the final Test in Sabina Park, Jamaica, and bowled India to a historic series win; it had been 35 years since a similar series victory. During the first innings of the match, Kumble scored 45 and became the second player in the history of the game after Shane Warne to score 2000 runs and take over 500 Test wickets. Kumble also holds the world record for trapping most batsmen leg before wicket. On 10 December 2004, Kumble became India's highest wicket taker when he trapped Mohammad Rafique of Bangladesh to surpass Kapil Dev's haul of 434 wickets.
Kumble also played for ACC Asian XI against ICC World XI in World cricket tsunami appeal ODI match on 10 January 2005 held at Melbourne cricket ground which was organised for the charity purpose for 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami victims. In the match he picked up 2/73 and scored 11 runs of 7 balls.
On 11 March 2006, he took his 500th Test wicket. On 11 June 2006, Kumble passed Courtney Walsh on 520 Test wickets to take 4th place. After returning to India from the 2007 Cricket World Cup, he announced his retirement from ODI Cricket on 30 March 2007.
On 10 August 2007, Kumble scored his maiden century, with an innings of 110 not out against England to help them finish with 664. He took 118 Test matches to reach his maiden Test hundred, which is a record for taking the most number of matches to score a century, beating Chaminda Vaas who had held this record previously with 96 Tests. It was also the only hundred by an Indian in the 3 Test series. He is the only Test cricketer to have taken all ten wickets in an innings and score a Test hundred in his career. A day after scoring his ton, Kumble dismissed Vaughan for his 900th International wicket and 563rd Test wicket, drawing him level with McGrath. Later he trapped Monty Panesar for an LBW to finish the innings and overtake McGrath in the list of all time wicket takers, only Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne have more wickets.
Kumble was appointed as the captain of the Indian Test cricket team on 8 November 2007. He succeeded his state team mate Rahul Dravid, who resigned as the captain in September 2007. His first series as captain of Indian Test team was a three-match series against Pakistan played in India. which the team won by 1–0.
On 17 January 2008, in the third Test against Australia at WACA, Perth, Anil Kumble became the first Indian bowler and the third in the world to reach the milestone of 600 Test wickets. Kumble achieved the record just after the tea break when he had Andrew Symonds caught by Rahul Dravid at first slip. Kumble's 600 wickets came in 124 matches at an average of 28.68. Kumble has captured most number of wickets against Australia by an Indian bowler. Kumble is the third bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne to take 600 Test wickets.
Retirement from International cricket 
Kumble injured the little finger of his left hand while attempting a catch off Matthew Hayden in Australia's first innings which rendered him unfit for the 4th and final test of the series against Australia in November 2008. Kumble was finding it difficult to find his striking form and went wicketless in four consecutive innings before the first innings of Australia in the third test of the series against Australia in which he managed three lower order wickets. He declared the 2nd innings of India with only 6 overs of play left in the drawn match. His final figures were 4–0–14–0.
Anil Kumble announced his retirement from International test cricket, First class cricket, and list A cricket appearances on 2 November 2008 in the 3rd Test match against Australia at Feroz Shah Kotla cricket stadium at New Delhi, India. He took the last wicket of his career of Mitchell Johnson. The final ball of his test career was a low full toss on which Matthew Hayden scored a four. After his retirement, Dhoni was made the captain of the team.
IPL career 
Kumble agreed to honour his contract with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise of the Indian Premier League after retirement. He was given a three-year contract worth US$ 500,000 per year in the first round of bidding in 2008.
On 18 April 2009 he took a five-wicket haul conceding just 5 runs against the defending champions Rajasthan Royals, which helped RCB get a 75-run victory in the second match of the 2009 edition, played in South Africa. After the departure of Kevin Pietersen for England's cricket commitments, Kumble was named as the captain of the Royal Challengers. On 23 May 2009 his team defeated the Chennai Super Kings by six wickets and got a spot in the final against the Deccan Chargers, who along with Bangalore were the two least successful teams in last year's edition. Though RCB could not win the tournament, Kumble ended as the most successful spin bowler and the 2nd highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 21 wickets at an economy rate of 5.86 runs per over behind Rudra Pratap Singh.
In 2010 Indian Premier League, Kumble lead the team to the semi-finals. After being forced to play their semi-finals at the DY Patil Stadium following the security concerns in Bangalore, the Royal Challengers lost their semi-final to the Mumbai Indians with Kumble taking 1 wicket at an economy rate of 7.50 in the match.
Kumble announced his retirement from Indian Premier League on 4 January 2012. After his retirement from IPL as a player, RCB appointed him as the chief mentor for the team. Kumble left that position in January 2013, moving to a similar role with the Mumbai Indians.
Style and technique 
Kumble is a right-arm leg spinner (legbreak googly) with an unorthodox style, most famous for his flipper. and a right-hand batsman He started his career as a fast bowler, which gave him a useful faster delivery. His unique bowling style can be attributed to matting pitches in Bangalore which assist top-spin and over-spin.
Kumble is one of the 4 bowlers, alongside Richard Hadlee, Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan, and the only Indian bowler ever, to have taken 5 wickets in a Test innings more than 30 times. He also holds the world record for the largest number of caught-and-bowled dismissals in tests, 35 – which forms 5.65% of his total wickets. He is also one of 4 Indian bowlers to have conceded over 250 runs in a Test match, although he took 12 wickets in that match. He is known for bowling tirelessly, having bowled 72 overs in a Test innings once. He is also remembered for his tenacity in bowling even when injured, especially after an incident in a match against West Indies where, despite having his broken jaw being heavily taped, he came back and took the wicket of Brian Lara.
Kumble relies more on accuracy, variations and bounce rather than spinning the ball. Sambit Bal, the editor of Cricinfo, wrote, "That he [Kumble] has been an unusual spinner has been said many times before. It has also been said, a trifle unfairly, that he is a unidimensional bowler. Palpably, he has lacked the turn of Warne and Murali, but his variety has been subtler, far more apparent to batsmen than to viewers. He has shown that not only turn and flight that can deceive the batsman but also the changes of length and pace. He has been a cultured practitioner of his unique craft and a master of nuances."
Involvement in cricket associations 
On 21 November 2010, Kumble was elected as The President of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, with statemates and former India teammate Venkatesh Prasad elected as Vice-President whereas his former teammate, Javagal Srinath got elected as Secretary.
On 13 November 2011, Kumble resigned from the post chairman of the National Cricket Academy.
On 12 Oct 2012, Kumble was appointed as the new Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee.
Awards and honours 
- Arjuna award, a sports award from the Government of India, in 1995
- One of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year, in 1996.
- Among the 16 cricketers shortlisted for the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the 20th Century, in 2002 (Kapil Dev won)
- Padma Shri, a civilian award from the Government of India, in 2005.
- A prominent intersection in M. G. Road, Bangalore has been named after Anil Kumble.
- ‘Best breakthrough performance IPL 2009’ for his five-for-five against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2009.
Man of the Series awards 
Test cricket 
|Table: Man of the series awards in Test cricket|
|Anil Kumble has won four Man of Series awards in Test cricket.|
|1||England in India Test Series||1992/93||16 Runs (3 Matches, 2 Innings); 181–53–416–21 (1x5 WI); 1 Catch|
|2||New Zealand in India Test Series||1999/00||39 Runs (3 Matches, 3 Innings); 197.4–76–364–20 (2x5 WI, 1x10 WM); 2 Catches|
|3||Zimbabwe in India Test Series||2001/02||47 Runs (2 Matches, 3 Innings); 134.2–48–291–16 (1x5 WI)|
|4||Sri Lanka in India Test Series||2005/06||67 Runs (3 Matches, 4 Innings); 138.3–28–374–20 (2x5 WI, 1x10 WM); 2 Catches|
ODI cricket 
|Table: Man of the series awards in ODI cricket|
|Anil Kumble has won one Man of Series award in ODI cricket.|
|1||Sahara Friendship Cup (Pakistan v/s India)||1996||26 Runs(5 Matches & 3 Innings); 44–2–159–13; 3 Catches|
Man of the Match awards 
Test cricket 
|Table: Man of the match awards in Test cricket|
|Anil Kumble has won 10 Man of the match awards in Test cricket.|
|1||Sri Lanka||KD Singh Babu, Lucknow||1993/94||1st Innings: 4 (1x4); 37–10–69–4
2nd Innings: 27.3–9–59–7; 1 Catch
10+ Wicket Match
|2||Pakistan||Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi||1998/99||1st Innings: 0; 24.3–4–75–4; 5 Catch
2nd Innings: 15 (2x4); 26.3–9–74–10
10+ Wickets in Match and 10 wickets in an innings
|3||New Zealand||Green Park, Kanpur||1999/00||1st Innings: 5 Runs; 32.5–12–67–4
2nd Innings 26.5–5–67–6
10 Wicket Match
|4||England||Mohali, Chandigarh||2001/02||1st Innings: 37 (6x4); 19–6–52–2; 1 Catch
2nd Innings: 28.4–6–81–6; 1 Catch
|5||Zimbabwe||VCA, Nagpur||2001/02||1st Innings: 13* (1x4); 33.5–12–82–4
2nd Innings: 37–15–63–5
|6||Australia||Chepauk, Chennai||2004/05||1st Innings: 20 (2x4); 17.3–4–48–7; 1 Catch
2nd Innings: 47–8–133–6
10+ Wickets Match
|7||Sri Lanka||Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi||2005/06||1st Innings: 8 (1x4); 28–6–72–6; 1 Catch
2nd Innings: 36–7–85–4; 1 Catch
10 Wicket Match
|8||England||Mohali, Chandigarh||2005/06||1st Innings: 32 (2x4); 29.4–8–76–5
2nd Innings: 29–7–70–4
|9||England||The Oval, England||2006/07||1st Innings: 110* (2x4); 29.1–7–94–3
2nd Innings: 8* 37–9–123–2
|10||Pakistan||Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi||2007/08||1st Innings: 24 (3x4); 21.2–6–38–4
2nd Innings: 27.1–8–68–3
ODI cricket 
|Table: Man of the match awards in ODI cricket|
|Anil Kumble has won six Man of the match awards in ODI cricket.|
|2||West Indies||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||1993/94||5* (1x4); 6.1–2–12–6|
|3||New Zealand||Basin Reserve, Wellington||1993/94||10–0–33–5|
|4||South Africa||Wankhede, Mumbai||1996/97||8.2–0–25–4|
Test wicket milestones 
|1st||Allan Lamb||England||Caught Sanjay Manjrekar||Manchester||1990|
|50th||David Houghton||Zimbabwe||Caught Praveen Amre||Delhi||1993|
|100th||Martin Crowe||New Zealand||Caught Sachin Tendulkar||Banglore||1995|
|150th||Sherwin Campbell||West Indies||Bowled||Kingston, Jamaica||1997|
|200th||Pommie Mbangwa||Zimbabwe||Stumped, Nayan Mongia||Harare||1998|
|250th||Dion Nash||New Zealand||Bowled||Kanpur||1999|
|300th||Matthew Hoggard||England||Leg Before Wicket||Banglore||2001|
|350th||Jacob Oram||New Zealand||Caught Rahul Dravid||Ahmedabad||2003|
|450th||Mohammad Sami||Pakistan||Leg Before Wicket||Kolkata||2005|
|500th||Stephen Harmison||England||Stumped Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Mohali||2006|
|550th||Khaled Mashud||Bangladesh||Caught Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Dhaka||2007|
|600th||Andrew Symonds||Australia||Caught Rahul Dravid||Perth||2008|
|619th||Mitchell Johnson||Australia||Caught and bowled||Delhi||2008|
Captaincy record 
|Venue of Match||Matches||Won||Lost||Tie||Draw||Notes|
|At Home Venues (In India)||7||1||1||0||5|||
|At Away Venues||7||2||4||0||1|||
- Anil Kumble holds the record for the most wickets in a calendar year by an Indian in ODIs with 61 wickets in 1996(He is also third in this list at world level)
- He holds the Indian record of taking most ODI wickets in a particular ground. He took 56 wickets in Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
See also 
- Indian national cricket captains
- List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Anil Kumble
- List of One-day International records
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