Born on October 17, 1970, Anil Kumble is a former Indian cricketer and a former captain of Team India 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 (behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne). Unlike his contemporaries, Anil Kumble was not a big turner of the ball, but relied primarily on pace, bounce, and accuracy. Anil Kumble was selected as the Cricketer of the Year in 1993 in Indian Cricket, and one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year three years later.
In pic: Anil Kumble posted this picture with his wife Chethana and kids, captioned, "Happy Swarna Gowri and Ganesh Festival greetings!"
Anil Kumble was born into a kannadiga family in Bengaluru, Karnataka to Krishna Swamy and Saroja who hail from kasaragod. Anil 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)
In pic: Anil Kumble posted this picture of a lunch outing with his wife Chethana and his two daughters in London. Anil Kumble captioned, "High Tea with the Girls! #London #TeaTime"
Anil 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.
In pic: Anil Kumble posted this picture of himself and his family with Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Kumble wrote, "Our nation’s Olympic pride! Very nice meeting ?@ra_rathore and having a chat about the future of sports in India. It was wonderful to have you over!"
Anil Kumble is nicknamed "Jumbo" not only because of his deliveries, for a spinner, are "as fast as a jumbo jet", but also because Anil Kumble's feet are quite big or "Jumbo" as observed by his teammates.
In pic: Anil Kumble posted this picture after voting in the 2018 Karnatake elections, He wrote, "We Have!!! Have You!! #karnatakaelections2018"
Apart from being the third-highest wicket-taker ever in Test cricket with 619 wickets. Anil Kumble is also only the second bowler in the world to take all 10 wickets in an innings. Anil Kumble achieved this feat against Pakistan in 1999, Kumble dismissed all ten batsmen, joining England’s Jim Laker as the only players to achieve this milestone. India went on to win that Test match against Pakistan by 212 runs.
In pic: Anil Kumble posted this picture of himself with his wife on Women's Day. Kumble wrote, "Blessed to have you all in my life! You are my heart and soul, my strength and support! Happy #WomensDay . Always be who you are"
Anil Kumble loves to go on vacations and trips with his family, he posted this picture of himself with his wife Chethana in Greece. Kumble captioned, "We do a bit of touristy things every now and then. #AthensDiaries"
Anil Kumble posted this picture when Suresh Raina's family came to the spin legend's home for dinner. Kumble wrote, "It was wonderful to meet your family too... all our love to your adorable daughter Gracia"
Anil Kumble posted this picture of himself and his wife in Europe. He wrote, "When the Sun comes out, #Prague looks more beautiful….quite a lot of you guessed it right! #EuropeDiaries"
Another picture of Anil Kumble and his wife in Prague. Kumble captioned, "Selfie time... #EuropeDiaries"
Anil Kumble and his wife Chethana at a church in Europe. He wrote, "St. Wenceslas Chapel - A beautiful masterpiece!! #EuropeDiaries"
When Anil Kumble clean-bowled the Microsoft CEO! Anil Kumble captioned, "Had a great conversation with Satya Nadella.A privilege & honour. @microsoft #HitRefresh"
Anil Kumple is quite religious, as is seen in this photo. He captioned, "Swarna Gowri Festival wishes to everyone!"
A testimony of how much Anil Kumble loves his wife is seen by this post. Kumble captioned, "Nice to have her around #BestFriend #SoulMate #Wife"
Anil Kumble posted this picture while leaving on a holiday with the family. Kumble wrote, "Time for a long weekend! Welcome break!! #FamilyTime"
Anil Kumble in his younger days! Anil Kumble posted this throwback picture of himself with his mother and father, captioned, "My parents…my inspiration…my life! Miss them! #GoingBackInTime #Throwback"
A teenage Anil Kumble seen in this black and white photograph. Anil Kumble captioned, "#GoingBackInTime!! Most of the practice used to be on the streets! We grew up playing street cricket a lot! Good old memories! #Throwback"
Anil Kumble shared this image of himself, having dinner with West Indian fast bowler Courtney Walsh. Kumble captioned, "It was great to catch up with Courtney Walsh over dinner. Nice to reminisce some fond cricket memories! Top man!!"
Anil Kumble shared this picture after having a vacation with his family in Europe. Kumble wrote, "Enjoyed the vacation!! Staying away from the sweltering 'May heat' was a pleasant change. #TravelDiaries #Family"
Anil Kumble in yet another vacay picture with his adorable family, Kumble wrote, "Spending quality #FamilyTime, away from the sweltering heat with some snow capped mountains in the backdrop."
A teenage Anil Kumble is almost unrecognisable in this picture. Kumble wrote, "The first bat I won and Shivcharan Lal Trophy. This will always stay close to my heart. This picture has motivated me thoughtout my journey. #ThrowbackThursday"
In pic: Anil Kumble with his wife Chethana, his two daughters and son at an event
Family is now no.1 priority for Indian spin legend Anil Kumble, who posts pictures with his wife and kids regularly on Instagram. As he turns 48 on October 17, 2018, we look at family vacation pictures of the former India captain. (All pictures courtesy/ Anil Kumble Instagram)
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