51 Facts About Anil Kumble

1. Anil Kumble has taken 35 five-wicket hauls and 8 ten-wicket hauls in Tests.

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2. Anil Kumble is the most successful Indian bowler of all time and third highest wicket taker of all time in Tests as well.

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3. Anil Kumble was appointed as bowling mentor for Vizag Victors.

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4. On 21 November 2010, Anil 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.

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5. Anil Kumble relies more on accuracy, variations and bounce rather than spinning the ball.

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6. Anil Kumble is known for bowling tirelessly, having bowled 72 overs in a Test innings once.

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7. Anil Kumble left that position in January 2013, moving to a similar role with the Mumbai Indians, which he quit in November 2015.

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8. Anil Kumble announced his retirement from Indian Premier League on 4 January 2011.

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9. In 2010 Indian Premier League, Anil Kumble led the team to the semi-finals.

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10. Anil Kumble agreed to honour his contract with the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise of the Indian Premier League after retirement.

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11. Anil Kumble took the last wicket of his career of Mitchell Johnson.

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12. 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.

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13. Anil Kumble declared the 2nd innings of India with only 6 overs of play left in the drawn match.

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14. Anil Kumble is the third bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne to take 600 Test wickets.

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15. Anil Kumble has captured most number of wickets against Australia by an Indian bowler.

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16. Anil Kumble achieved the record just after the tea break when he had Andrew Symonds caught by Rahul Dravid at first slip.

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17. Anil Kumble succeeded his state teammate Rahul Dravid, who resigned as the captain in September 2007.

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18. Anil Kumble is the only leg spinner who have become the captain of the team.

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19. Anil Kumble was appointed as the captain of the Indian Test cricket team on 8 November 2007.

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20. Anil Kumble has bowled 40850 balls in his entire Test career, which is second highest after M Muralitharan's 44039 balls.

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21. Anil Kumble is the only Test cricketer to have taken all ten wickets in an innings and score a Test hundred in his career.

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22. Anil Kumble took 118 Tests 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.

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23. Anil Kumble became the first Indian and fifth overall to reach the mark.

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24. Anil Kumble claimed his 500th Test wicket in the Second Test of England's tour of India in March 2006, when he dismissed Steve Harmison lbw.

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25. Anil Kumble played for ACC Asian XI against ICC World XI in World cricket tsunami appeal ODI match on 10 January 2005 held at the Melbourne cricket ground which was organised for the charity purpose for 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami victims.

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26. On 10 December 2004, Anil Kumble became India's highest wicket taker when he trapped Mohammad Rafique of Bangladesh to surpass Kapil Dev's haul of 434 wickets.

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27. Anil Kumble holds the world record for trapping most batsmen leg before wicket.

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28. Anil Kumble always gives full credit to him for his perfect 10 against Pakistan as Srinath bowled two wide balls in test match to avoid taking wicket.

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29. Anil Kumble achieved this against Pakistan in the second Test played in Delhi in February 1999.

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30. Anil Kumble is one of only two bowlers ever to have taken all ten wickets in a Test innings, taking 10 for 74.

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31. Anil Kumble picked up 23 wickets in 3 test matches at the average of 18.26.

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32. Anil Kumble was the leading wicket taker by a large margin when Australia visited India for Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 1998.

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33. Anil Kumble picked up 19 wickets, averaging 30.31 with the ball.

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34. Anil Kumble was part of the squad and he was the leading wicket-taker in the Test series.

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35. Anil Kumble picked up 3 for 48 in the match which India eventually won.

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36. Anil Kumble was a part of all the seven matches that India played.

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37. Anil Kumble was selected in the Indian side for the 1996 World Cup.

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38. Anil Kumble was the only bowler to take more than 100 wickets during that season.

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39. In 1995 English cricket season Anil Kumble played for Northamptonshire and was the leading wicket taker with 105 wickets at the average of 20.40.

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40. Anil Kumble was adjudged man of the match for his performance.

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41. Anil Kumble made his first-class debut for Karnataka against Hyderabad on 30 November 1989, taking 4 wickets and bagging a pair.

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42. Anil Kumble completed his pre-university college education from National College Basavanagudi.

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43. Anil Kumble began playing cricket on the streets of Bangalore and joined a club called "Young Cricketers" at the age of 13.

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44. Anil Kumble has an adopted daughter Aaruni Kumble.

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45. Anil Kumble was born into a Kannadiga family in Bengaluru, Karnataka to Krishna Swamy and Saroja who hail from Kasaragod.

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46. Anil Kumble was a former head coach of the Indian cricket team as well.

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47. In October 2012, Anil Kumble was appointed the chairman of International Cricket Council's cricket committee.

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48. Anil Kumble was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour in 2005.

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49. Anil 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 against the West Indies.

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50. Anil Kumble made his First-class debut at the age of 19 while representing Karnataka.

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51. In 1999 while playing against Pakistan, Anil Kumble dismissed all ten batsmen in a Test match innings, joining England's Jim Laker as the only players to achieve the feat.

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