Happy Birthday Anil Kumble: Indian spin legend turns 46

Anil Kumble's former Indian teammates and current Indian players all wished him on his 46th birthday

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 21, 2016 2:54 pm
anil kumble birthday, anil kumble india, anil kumble twitter, anil kumble virthday wishes, anil kumble age, anil kumble virat kohli, sachin tendulkar, sehwag, cricket news, sports news Anil Kumble retired all forms the game in 2008 as captain of the Indian Test team. (Source: PTI)

Anil Kumble turned 46 on Monday and the Indian cricketing fraternity came together to wish India’s head coach. Kumble is currently involved with the Indian team as they take on New Zealand in a five-match ODI series and oversaw a 3-0 whitewash of the Kiwis in the preceding Test series.

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Kumble retired from ODIs in 2007. He hung up his boots in all forms the game in 2008 as captain of the Indian Test team. He is the first Indian bowler and only third in the world after Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne to reach 600 Test wickets and is India’s highest wicket-taker in Tests. He is also the only leg spinner to have become the captain of the Indian team in Test cricket. In 1999, he became only the second bowler in Test cricket history to have taken 10 wickets in a single innings, achieving the feat against Pakistan at Delhi.

Since his retirement, he has been the President of the Karnataka State Cricket Association along with former Indian teammate Venkatesh Prasad. In June 2016, he was appointed as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket team by the BCCI on a one-year contract.

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Former Indian teammates such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Mohammed Kaif and current players such as Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin were amongst those who wished the spin legend on Twitter. Here are a few of the tweets by former and current Indian cricket stars:

In life don’t be a Dumbo,
Be like JUMBO.
Kumble doesn’t do any Jumle.
K-U-M-B-L-E is very HUMBLE.
Happy Birthday @anilkumble1074 ji pic.twitter.com/Q5RSvYhF1y

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 17 October 2016

Needless to say, it is Virender Sehwag’s tweet that stands out.