Anil Kumble- Cricketer
Anil Radhakrishna Kumble was born on 17th October 1970. He was born in a Kannada family in Bangalore, Karnataka. He developed an interest in cricket early as he grew up watching players like B. S. Chandrasekhar, He did his primary Schooling at Holy SaintEnglishSchool, Bangalore and later attended NationalHigh School, Basavanagudi. At the age of 13 he joined a cricket club named “Young Cricketers”. He completed his pre-university college education from National College Basavanagudi and graduated from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) in Mechanical Engineering in 1991–92.
Kumble made his First-class debut at the age of 19 and he played for karnataka state. He was selected in the National team for the Australasia Cup in 1990, and made his test debut the same year. Since then he has represented the Indian Test team in more than 132 Test matches and played a key role in many of India’s victories. He was Nick named ‘Jumbo’. As a right-arm leg spin bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker, behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne. 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. Kumble was awarded the Padma Shri in the year 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.
- Holds the record for the most number of wickets in a calendar year by an Indian in ODIs (61 wickets in 1996)
- Holds the Indian record of taking most number of ODI wickets in one particular ground,took 56 wickets at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Major Awards and honours :
- Arjuna award (1995)
- Wisden Cricketers of the Year (1996)
- Padma Shri (2005)