Anil Kumble is currently appointed by BCCI as the head coach of Team India. He was former skipper and India’s ace leg-spinner (leg break googly). This opportunity is given by BCCI to him on the basis of experience as a player and administrator. He also headed the Karnataka Cricket Association and chaired the ICC Cricket Committee. He is graduated B.E from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) in Mechanical Engineering and his hobby is photography.
He held position of chief mentor for the teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in IPL (Indian Premier League) between 2012-2015.
10 Amazing Facts about Anil Kumble's journey from player to coach
- He takes his last name i.e. Kumble from the town Kumbla in Kasaragod district (Kerala) which is his ancestral of family’s place of origin. Recently one of the Main Road to Govt Hospital was renamed as ANIL KUMBLE Road by cricketer Kumble himself in a recent function conducted by Kumbla Panchayat.
- He is nicknamed "Jumbo" not only because of his deliveries (Known as spinner but bowl fast as jumbo jet) but also because his feet are quite big or "Jumbo" as observed by his team-mates.
- He is the only the third spinner in the history of Test cricket after Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan and the second Indian bowler after Kapil Dev to capture 400 Test wickets.
- He has bowled second most number of balls in test matches which is 40850 balls in his entire Test career and is second highest after Muralitharan's 44039 balls.
- He is one of the 4th bowlers, alongside Richard Hadlee, Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan, and the only Indian bowler ever, to have taken 5 wickets in a Test innings more than 30 times.
- He holds the world record for the largest number of caught-and-bowled dismissals in tests, 35 – which form 5.65% of his total wickets.
- He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2005 which is India's fourth highest civilian honour.
- He became the fourth Indian cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame in February 2015.
- He is one of only two bowlers ever (the only other being Jim Laker of England in 1956) to have taken all ten wickets in a Test innings, taking 10 for 74.
- His performance of 10/74 in one inning of test cricket was rated by Wisden as the second best "Bowling performance of all time". The achievement was commemorated by naming a traffic circle in Bengaluru after him, and gifting him a car with the customized license plate: KA-10-N-10.
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