In pictures: A look at Anil Kumble's illustrious cricket career
Anil Kumble is known to be one of the finest spinners in cricket history (All Pics/ mid-day archives)
Kumble relied more on bounce and accuracy rather than spin. Hence, he got the nickname 'Jumbo'.
Kumble has played 132 Test with 619 wickets to his name - the third highest in Test history.
In his entire Test career, Kumble has bowled 40850 balls - the highest by an Indian and second highest by any bowler.
Kumble holds the record for dismissing most batsman by LBW (leg before wicket).
He is most fmaously known for his 'flipper'.
He is a recipient of the Arjuna award and Padma Shri award.
Kumble created a record-equalling feat when he took all 10 wickets in an innings during a Test match against Pakistan in 1999.
He has played 271 ODIs and taken 337 wickets.
During the 1996 World Cup, Kumble was the leading wicket taker with 15 wickets.
His best bowling in ODIs in 6/12.
With 61 wickets, he has the record for most ODI wickets in a calendar year by an Indian. It is also the third-highest by any bowler.
Kumble holds the record for most wickets at a single ground. He has 56 wickets at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
In 2015, he became only the fourth Indian to be inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.