Anil Kumble turns 49: This 'Jumbo' bamboozled opponents with his googly

Updated: Oct 16, 2019, 14:19 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Anil Kumble is known to be one of the finest spinners in cricket history. (All Pics/ mid-day archives)

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    Anil Kumble relied more on bounce and accuracy rather than spin. Hence, he got the nickname 'Jumbo'

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    Anil Kumble has played 132 Test with 619 wickets to his name - the third highest in Test history

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    In his entire Test career, Anil Kumble has bowled 40850 balls - the highest by an Indian and second highest by any bowler

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    Anil Kumble holds the record for dismissing most batsman by LBW (leg before wicket)

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    Anil Kumble is famously known for his 'flipper' delivery

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    Anil Kumble created a record-equalling feat when he took all 10 wickets in an innings during a Test match against Pakistan in 1999

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    Anil Kumble played 271 ODIs and took 337 wickets

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    During the 1996 World Cup, Anil Kumble was the leading wicket-taker with 15 wickets

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    Anil Kumble's best bowling in ODIs in 6/12

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    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

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    Anil Kumble holds the record for most wickets at a single ground. He has 56 wickets at Sharjah Cricket Stadium

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    In 2015, Anil Kumble became only the fourth Indian to be inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

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    Anil Kumble has captained India in 14 matches with 3 wins, 5 losses and 6 draws

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    Anil Kumble is a recipient of the Arjuna award and Padma Shri award

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India former spinner and coach Anil Kumble celebrates his 49th birthday today. We showcase some memorable photos from the legendary spinner's career in the game along with some interesting facts about him.

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