ANIL KUMBLE

  • Emulate hockey performance in Australia: Kumble to cricket team 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Former cricket captain Anil Kumble on Tuesday said the Indian cricketers should take inspiration from their hockey counterparts and seek to emulate their achievement in Australia. The men's national hockey team recently defeated Australia 3-1 in a Test series Down Under. The cricket team will play a four-match Test series...
  • Bowlers with illegal actions need to spotted early: Kumble November 5, 2014

    Dubai: With ICC cracking the whip on bowlers with suspect actions, legendary Indian legspinner Anil Kumble on Wednesday said those with illegal actions should be spotted and corrected at an early age. "It is important that we encourage bowlers at an early age because once you have a kink in the...
  • Anil Kumble joins Twitter on his 44th birthday October 17, 2014

    India's greatest legspinner Anil Kumble gave in to the Twitter buzz on Friday, joining the microblogging site on his 44th birthday. "Finally on Twitter...& on a day that am a yr older and hopefully wiser! Looking forward...cheers," India's greatest match-winning bowler tweeted at 10:41 am today, and followed it by re-tweeting...
  • I became India's Test captain by default, says Kumble October 14, 2014

    Panaji: Anil Kumble, one of the most respected cricketers to have led the Indian team, says if he became the Test captain it was only because no one else was interested in doing the job. "I became captain after playing 17 years for India so probably I became captain by default...
  • I became captain by default: Anil Kumble October 14, 2014

    Panaji: Anil Kumble, one of the most respected cricketers to have led the Indian team, says if he became the Test captain it was only because no one else was interested in doing the job. "I became captain after playing 17 years for India so probably I became captain by default...
  • Kumble, Srinath walk out of KSCA meet August 17, 2014

    Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath walked out of a Karnataka Cricket Association meeting after a showdown with other members over how to use funds. ...
  • Stuart Binny breaks Anil Kumble's 21yearold ODI record June 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Surprised to find his name among the top10 bowling performances of all time after breaking Anil Kumble's 21yearold record, Indian allrounder Stuart Binny said seaming conditions played a huge role in his haul of 6 for 4 against Bangladesh. Binny's brilliant performance helped India defend a meagre 105 against the...
  • An embargo on Mumbai Indians' benchstrength April 28, 2014

    Four defeats in a row is not how you expect the trophyholders to start their title defence, but Mumbai Indians have failed to inflate their deflated tyres despite the presence of cricket's who's who on the bench; the problem, though, is they can't play. Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Anil Kumble, Jonty...
  • Anil Kumble has been of great help, says Corey Anderson April 26, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand's batting sensation Corey Anderson, who is turning out for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Indian Premier League, has thanked the team's chief mentor Anil Kumble for providing him tips about facing spin bowling. "He has been of great help. Facing quality spinners in the competition is of massive...
  • BCCI all set to oppose Sunil Gavaskar as interim president: sources March 28, 2014

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to oppose Sunil Gavaskar as its interim president in the Supreme Court on Friday, according to CNN-IBN sources. BCCI is also likely to put forth the point that it has ex-cricketers like Brijesh Patel and Anil Kumble as...
  • Dravid, Kumble, Srikkanth feel BCCI will have to abide by SC March 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Former India captains Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and Krishnamachari Srikkanth said on Thursday that the BCCI will have to abide by the suggestions of the Supreme Court but refused to comment on the specific proposals made by the apex court. The SC proposed the replacement of Srinivasan by former captain...
  • Hope to convince Kumble on DRS issue: Richardson March 21, 2014

    Mirpur: The BCCI might be adamant in its opposition to the Decision Review System but ICC CEO Dave Richardson says the world body is hopeful of changing the Indian stand by first convincing ICC Cricket Committee chief Anil Kumble about the controversial innovation. "Can Kumble convince the BCCI? First of all,...
  • Anil Kumble's 'Perfect 10' reappear in domestic cricket December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Railways pacer Karan Thakur created history on Saturday by becoming the first bowler in CK Nayudu Trophy to take all 10 wickets in an innings against Baroda A in Vadodara. The 23yearold from Delhi, who plays for the Railways, recorded figures of 28.557710 but his team lost the match...
  • I didn't stop Kumble, supported his KSCA nomination: Patel November 21, 2013

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka State Cricket Association Secretary Brijesh Patel Thursday rebutted President Anil Kumble's allegations that he tried to stop the former legspinner from contesting the KSCA polls, saying that he never attempted such a move. "The dates Anil has mentioned are all dates after I had already announced that I...
  • I am proud I played with Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar: Anil Kumble November 20, 2013

    Bangalore: Former India captain Anil Kumble on Thursday said that he was proud of having played with Sachin Tendulkar who was recently conferred with the Bharat Ratna. "I am extremely proud that I played with the Bharat Ratna (Tendulkar). Certainly he deserves a truly rich award," Kumble said. Kumble said Tendulkar's contribution...
  • Sachin Tendulkar threatened my place as a bowler: Anil Kumble November 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian spin legend Anil Kumble on Wednesday marvelled at Sachin Tendulkar's skills with the ball saying the batting wizard was also a high quality bowler. Kumble, delivering the second Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture, heaped praise on his longtime teammate. "I played 122 Tests alongside Sachin, I never threatened his...
  • Srinath calls for public debate on KSCA allegations October 30, 2013

    Bangalore: Former India speedster Javagal Srinath on Wednesday challenged former KSCA Secretary Brijesh Patel to hold a public debate on the series of allegations levelled by him and his associates against KSCA President Anil Kumble and his team. "Let us have a good debate. You call Brijesh Patel and others. I...
  • A dream which never came true for Saurashtra batsman Kotak October 26, 2013

    Rajkot: Retiring Saurashtra batsman Sitanshu Kotak is disappointed over not representing India at the international level and thinks luck did not favour him. The lefthanded batsman, who will be playing his last Ranji match against Rajasthan starting here on Sunday, said destiny did not favour him despite being a consistent...
  • Kumble to deliver Pataudi Memorial lecture this year October 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble will deliver the second annual Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture on November 13 here. Kumble, India's highest wickettaker in Tests and ODIs, is only the second bowler to take all 10 wickets in a Test innings. He led India in 14 Tests. "Throughout...
  • Sachin changed his stance couple of times during 'Monkeygate': Ponting October 22, 2013

    Melbourne: After questioning Sachin Tendulkar's conduct during the 'Monkeygate' scandal in his autobiography, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting now says he has made peace with the key Indian characters of the ugly drama during his IPL stint. Ponting, who in his book said that he was taken aback by Tendulkar's statement...
  • My book will reveal the truth of 'Monkeygate': Anil Kumble October 18, 2013

    However, Anil Kumble declined to comment on Ricky Ponting's observation on Sachin Tendulkar's role in the 'Monkeygate' scandal. ...
  • Dravid, Kumble salute Sachin for inspiring Indian cricketers October 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Former captains Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble on Friday saluted retiring batsman Sachin Tendulkar for setting the benchmark in world cricket and inspiring millions of countrymen to take up the game. Describing Tendulkar as a role model, Dravid said he always looked up to the Mumbai batsman, who retires from...
  • Kumble, Srinath not to seek KSCA reelection October 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Former India captain Anil Kumble and his exteammate Javagal Srinath Friday said they would not seek reelection in next month's Karnataka State Cricket Association elections. Kumble and Srinath were the president and secretary of Karnataka State Cricket Association respectively. "I am not seeking reelection. It is not due to criticism...
  • Wait for my book to know all about 'Monkeygate': Anil Kumble October 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Former captain Anil Kumble on Friday declined to comment on Ricky Ponting's observation on Sachin Tendulkar's role in the 'Monkeygate' scandal, saying people should wait for his book to know his version of the incident. In his memoirs titled The Close of Play, Ponting said he didn't understand why...
  • Anil Kumble, Narendra Hirwani's tips helped me, says Rahul Sharma September 21, 2013

    Bangalore: Legspinner Rahul Sharma on Saturday attributed his five-wicket haul against the West Indies 'A' in the one-off Twenty20 match to the tips he had received from former captain Anil Kumble and Narendra Hirwani. "I had useful discussions with Hirwani who gave me some important tips on leg-spin. I also talk...
  • Keep emotions in check, Kumble to MI players September 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The upcoming Champions League Twenty20 is all set to be Sachin Tendulkar's last appearance for the Mumbai Indians but chief mentor Anil Kumble feels the emotions related to the veteran's swansong should be kept in check to ensure that the side's performance is not affected. "Emotions can't be brought...
  • Amit Mishra credits variety, tips from Kumble and Hirwani August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: India legspinner Amit Mishra has credited a change in pace as key to his success on the recent ODI tour of Zimbabwe, in which he took 18 wickets at an average 11.61 per wicket to draw level with Javagal Srinath's record for most wickets by an Indian bowler...