ICC celebrates Hall of Fame Indian Legend Anil Kumble

ICC shared a video dedicated to Kumble's on field heroics. Tweet posted by ICC was then shared by Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh.

ICC yesterday shared a post on Former Indian captain Anil Kumble titled ‘An intense competitor’. Anil Kumble is one of the six Indians to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Other Indian cricketers to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame are Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, and Sachin Tendulkar.

Here is the post –

Kumble, with 619 Test wickets (in 132 Tests) is the third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket after Muttiah Muralidaran (800) and Shane Warne (708). 337 wickets in ODIs make an impressive tally of 956 wickets. Kumble captained India in 14 Tests between 2007 and 2008, winning three and losing five.

Here is the video tribute to Kumble, where his competitors share their thoughts and experiences playing against Kumble.

Those 619 wickets include 35 five-wicket hauls. Kumble has eight instances where he has taken ten wickets in a match. His best bowling in an innings came against Pakistan in Delhi, 1999, where he took a perfect 10 wicket haul. He was the first Indian to do so and second overall after English off-spinner, Jim Laker. Laker had amazing figures of ten for 53 in 1956 against Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Kumble finished that match with the figures of 14 wickets for 149 runs with four wickets in first and ten in second. Kumble debuted in Tests in 1990 in Manchester and last appeared in New Delhi in October-November 2008.

Legendary Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh shared this post by ICC on his Twitter account saying, “Biggest match-winner India has ever produced.” #legend @anilkumble1074.

 

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