Happy Birthday to Anil Kumble



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Anil Radhakrishna Kumble (About this sound pronunciation (help·info); born 17 October 1970) is the current head coach of the Indian cricket team and a former Indian cricketer who also captained the team. A right-arm leg spin (leg break googly) bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker—only behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne—as of 2015. Unlike his contemporaries, Kumble was not a big turner of the ball, rather relied much on pace and accuracy. His ability to make the ball bounce with subtle variations in pace made him a tough bowler to face for the batsmen; thus earning him the sobriquet “Jumbo”. 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 born in Bengaluru, Karnataka to Krishna Swamy and Saroja.Kumble has a brother named Dinesh Kumble. He is married to Chethana Kumble,and has two children – son Mayas Kumble and daughter Svasti Kumble.He also has a daughter Aaruni Kumble (Chetna’s daughter from her first marriage)

Kumble’s primary school was Holy Saint English School . He began playing cricket on the streets of Bengaluru and joined a club called “Young Cricketers” at the age of 13. He completed his pre-university college education from National College Basavanagudi. Kumble graduated B.E from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) in Mechanical Engineering in 1991–92.
Kumble has been appointed to the athlete’s commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), with his term starting on 1 January 2009.
On 21 November 2010, 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

On 12 Oct 2012, Kumble was appointed as the new Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee.

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