Interesting and Unknown Facts about Anil Kumble

  1. Anil Kumble was born and brought up in Bengaluru the capital city of Karnataka State.
  2. Anil Kumble did his schooling from National High School in Bangalore and he has completed his graduation in the field of Mechanical Engineering from Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering.
  3. Anil Kumble Issues His Final Statement For Team India After Stepping Down As Indian Coach
  4. Anil Kumble started his carrier as a fast bowler, He grew up watching players like B. S. Chandrasekhar and then turned into leg-spin bowler before becoming a full-fledged cricketer
  5. Anil Kumble’s Nick Name is Jumbo which was coined by Indian Cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu. My nickname was coined by none other than Navjot Singh Sidhu.
  6. Once Anil Kumble was representing the Rest of India Team at Delhi during the Irani Trophy game. Navjot Singh Sidhu was playing for the same team and fielding at mid-on. One of the balls bowled by Anil Kumble really took off and Navjot Singh Sidhu said ‘Jumbo Jet.’ While the ‘jet’ got dropped off eventually, just the ‘Jumbo’ nickname remained. So ever since all Anil Kumble’s teammates call him Jumbo.
  7. Anil Kumble is the only Indian and the 2nd Person in the world to score 2000 runs and take 500 test wickets. Shane Warne and Anil Kumble are the only two persons in the world to hold those records.
  8. Anil Kumble holds the record for the most number of Test and ODI wickets by an Indian.
  9. In 1999 while playing against Pakistan, Kumble dismissed all ten batsmen in a Test match innings and joined the elite club of players who took all the ten wickets in an innings. Earlier England’s Jim Laker is the only player to achieve the feat.
  10. Sourav Ganguly once said “Anil Kumble is the most underrated cricketer. I think he is the biggest game-winner India has ever produced. We speak about a Sachin Tendulkar or a Virat Kohli or a Ravichandran Ashwin, but it is a fact that Kumble has won far more games for India than anyone else.”
  11. Anil Kumble has picked up more five-wicket hauls in a Test innings than any other Indian bowler.
  12. Anil Kumble was awarded the Arjuna award by the Government of India, in 1995. He was awarded Padma Shri Award in 2005 by the Government of India.
  13. A prominent intersection in M. G. Road, Bengaluru has been named after Anil Kumble.
  14. Anil Kumble is the Wisden Cricketers of the Year, in 1996
  15. Anil Kumble was inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, a sports award from the ICC, in the year 2015.
  16. Anil Kumble Holds the record for the most number of Caught and bowled in International Cricket.
  17. Anil Kumble took the captaincy from Rahul Dravid in the year 2007 as Rahul Dravid resigned from the post of captaincy after the 2007 world cup failure.
  18. Anil Kumble is the one who recommended BCCI to make M.S Dhoni as the captain after his retirement from International Cricket.
  19. After his retirement, he undertook several key positions both in BCCI and ICC, In the year 2009. Kumble has been appointed to the athlete’s commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA),
  20. In the year 2012, Kumble was appointed as the new Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee.
  21. In the year 2011, Anil Kumble started The Kumble Foundation to make awareness and importance of forests. He has also conducted an award ceremony facilitating forest officers through his foundation.