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Anil Kumble and Betty Wilson inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Feb 23, 2015 09:09 IST

Anil KumbleFormer India captain Anil Kumble and Australian legend Betty Wilson on 22 February 2015 were inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia.  

Kumble and Wilson became the 77th and 78th inductees into the Hall of Fame.

The 44-year-old Kumble is the fourth Indian to be included in the elite group other three includes Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Bishan Bedi. Wilson is the second Australian woman in the Hall of Fame behind Belinda Clark. Wilson was given the honour posthumously.

About Anil Kumble
• He had played 132 Tests for India and captured 619 wickets
• A right-arm leg spin (leg break googly) bowler, Kumble with 619 wickets is the third-highest wicket taker in Test cricket, only behind Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708)
• He is the second man in history of cricket to take 10-wickets in an innings. He dismantled Pakistan in 1999 to finish with figures of 10 for 74

Betty Wilson
• Wilson is considered as one of the greatest female cricketers of all-time
• She played 11 tests between 1947 and 1958 and scored 862 runs and claimed 68 wickets
• In 1957 against England, she became the first cricketer (male or female) to score a century and take 10 wickets in a Test
• Wilson passed away on 22 January 2010, aged 88

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