Anil Kumble Family, Wedding Pics | Age, Biography, Wiki, Wife, Daughter, Son
Born: October 17, 1970 (age 47 years), Bengaluru, India
Test debut (cap 192): 9 August 1990 v England
Spouse: Chethana Ramatheertha (m. 1999)
ODI debut (cap 78): 25 April 1990 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI: 19 March 2007 v Bermuda
Bowling: Right-arm leg break
Anil Kumble (About this sound pronunciation (help·info) born 17 October 1970) is an Indian former cricketer and a former captain of Tests and ODIs, who played Tests and ODIs for 18 years.
A right-arm leg spin (leg break googly) bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker of all time (as of 2018, behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne).
Unlike his contemporaries, Kumble was not a big turner of the ball, but relied primarily on pace, bounce, and accuracy. He was nicknamed “Jumbo”. Kumble was selected as the Cricketer of the Year in 1993 Indian Cricket, and one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year three years later.
Born in Bengaluru, Karnataka, Kumble developed an early interest in cricket as he grew up watching players like B. S. Chandrasekhar before becoming a full-fledged cricketer. He made his First-class debut at the age of 19 while representing Karnataka.
Soon he was picked up for the Austral-Asia Cup in 1990 before making his Test debut against England later that year. Since then he has represented the Indian Test team on more than 132 Test matches and was responsible for many of India’s victories.
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 (six wickets for 12 runs) against the West Indies.
The year 1996 proved to very successful for him as he was selected for the World Cup and emerged out as the most successful bowler of the tournament; he played seven matches and captured 15 wickets at an average of 18.73.
In 1999 while playing against Pakistan, Kumble dismissed all ten batsmen in a Test match innings, joining England’s Jim Laker as the only players to achieve the feat.
Kumble was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour in 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.
Between 2012 and 2015, Kumble held positions as a chief mentor for the teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. He was also a former head coach of the Indian cricket team as well.
In February 2015, he became the fourth Indian cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame.
Kumble was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka his parents are 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 an adopted 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 Bangalore 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. He is nicknamed “Jumbo” not only because his deliveries, for a spinner, are “as fast as a jumbo jet”, but also because his feet are quite big or “Jumbo” as observed by his teammates
Real Name Anil Radhakrishna Kumble
Profession Former Indian Cricketer (Spin bowler) and Coach
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
Weight in Kilograms- 78 kg
in Pounds- 172 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black
International Debut Test- 9 August 1990 vs England in Manchester
ODI- 25 April 1990 vs Sri Lanka in Sharjah
International Retirement 2 November 2008
Coach/Mentor Not Known
Domestic/State Team Karnataka, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey
Nature on field Aggressive
Likes to play against Pakistan and Australia
Favourite Ball Googly
Records (main ones)
• In 1999, he took 10 wickets against Pakistan in Delhi, and became the 2nd bowler in cricket history to do so.
• On his first-class debut for Karnataka against Hyderabad in 1989, he took 4 wickets.
• Record for the most wickets in a calendar year by an Indian in ODIs with 61 wickets in 1996.
• ODI record of taking most wickets at a particular cricket ground (56 wickets in Sharjah Cricket Stadium).
• Record of bowling 40850 balls in his Test career, which is highest by an Indian.
• Record for the most number of caught and bowled dismissals in tests, 35.
• 2nd Indian bowler after Kapil Dev to take 400 test wickets.
• 1st ever Indian bowler to take 5 wicket haul in a test innings more than 30 times.
Career Turning Point When he took 4 wickets in his first-class debut for Karnataka against Hyderabad in 1989.
Date of Birth 17 October 1970
Age (as in 2016) 46 Years
Birth Place Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Libra
Hometown Kumbla, Kasaragod district, Kerala, India
School Holy Saint English School, Koramangala, Bengaluru
College National College, Bengaluru
R.V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru
Educational Qualifications Mechanical Engineering
Family Father- Krishna Swamy
Anil Kumble with his family
Brother- Dinesh Kumble
Anil Kumble with his brother
Hobbies Wildlife photography
Controversy Though he was named as the Indian cricket team coach in June 2016, in early 2017, there were many reports that were doing rounds hinting at differences between Kumble and Virat Kohli.
However, prior to the Champions Trophy 2017, when the BCCI published an advertisement for the post of men’s Indian cricket team coach, Anil felt deeply hurt and decided to discontinue his coaching job, and on 21 June 2017, Anil gave his resignation from the post of the Indian cricket team coach.
Favourite Cricketers Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards
Bowler: Shane Warne
Favourite Actors Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Rajinikanth
Favourite Actress Deepika Padukone
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/Spouse Chethana Kumble
Anil Kumble with his wife and children
Children Daughter- Svasti and Aaruni
Some Lesser Known Facts About Anil Kumble
Anil started playing cricket when he was around 13 years old and joined the Young Cricketers Club in Bengaluru.
He was often called as “Jumbo” because of his fast deliveries like a jumbo jet.
Kumble is the 2nd bowler in cricket history (other was Jim Laker of England) to take 10 wickets against Pakistan in Delhi in February 1999.
Due to his this achievement, a traffic circle in Bengaluru is named after him, and he also has a customized license plate: KA-10-N-10.
Once he bowled 72 overs in a Test inning.
In a Test match against West Indies in 2002, he bowled 14 consecutive overs with a broken jaw and even dismissed Brian Lara in that match. Anil Kumble bowls with a broken jaw
He scored his only Test century in August 2007 (110 not out) against England and has a record of taking most Test matches (118) to achieve so.
His first international wicket was that of Sri Lanka’s Shaul Karnain and last was of Australia’s Mitchell Johnson.
There is a road in Bengaluru on the Main Road to the Government Hospital, which was renamed as Anil Kumble Road.
He was honoured with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1995 and Padma Shri in 2005.
He was also listed among the Wisden Cricketers of the year in 1996.
From June 2016 to June 2017, he served as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.