Ever since Board of Control for Cricket In India appointed Anil Kumble as team India’s head coach, there have been flurry of greetings for this tall lanky Bangalore based spinner. The Ace Indian bowler has been one of a kind during his time with Indian cricket team. With tons of experience and high maturity level, he is destined to be the next successful coach after South Africa’s Gary Kirsten under whom India won 2011 World cup.
Kumble who was known to disturb batsman with his googlies and faster ones is now currently concentrating on his new assignment with the Indian team as the camp in Bengaluru has started with Virat Kohli backed team to play their first test with West Indies on 23rd July. During a press conference he was hurled with number of question to which his simple answer was that, “Today was my welcome day and from now on we will be shifting our focus to the nets”.
Nicknamed as ‘Jumbo’, Anil Kumble is a pretty nice choice for the team as he is a brainy bowler with cool head. There are few things you might not be knowing about him:
Best Bowling figures for team India and second best in World
Only bowler in India who picked up 10 wickets in one innings and that too against arch rivals Pakistan in 1999 at New Delhi. He dismissed all the batsman and gave away only 74 runs. The world record is held by Jim Laker (10/53).
Equipped with abundant qualification
Normally there are very less players in Indian team who are well qualified, but Anil Kumble is the one who is a qualified Mechanical Engineer from Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering. So the man is enough brainy to bring on engineering bowling techniques for his team.
Third best with highest Test Wickets
He has always been a tough competitor for the spinners and the world class spinner has topped the third spot after Shane Warne (708 wickets) and Muttaih Murlitharan (800 wickets) in test cricket. He has credited 619 wickets to his name.