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September 13, 2018
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Anil Kumble (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

By Dheeraj Singh

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Anil Kumble
(Former Indian Cricketer)

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In 1999, Kumble dismissed all ten batsmen in a single innings of a test match against Pakistan. He is the only second player after Jim Laker to do so. Kumble made his first class debut at the age of 19 and represented Karnataka at domestic level.

Padma Shri awardee, Kumble played for 18 years before he hung up his boot in November 2008. In 2012, he was also appointed the chairman of ICC.

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Anil Kumble Nickname: Jumbo Profession: Former cricketer, mentor Biography Autobiography: NA Biopic: NA Physical Appearance Height (approx.): 1.85 m Weight (approx.): NA Eye Colour: Black Hair Colour: Black Tattoos: NA Personal Life Date of Birth: 17 October 1970 Age (as on 2018): 47 Birth Place: Bengaluru, Mysore State, India Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Libra Nationality: Indian School: Holy Saint English School College: National College Basavanagudi

Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering

Educational Qualifications: B.E. in Mechanical Engineering Signature:

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Father: Krishna Swamy
Mother: Saroja

Sister: NA
Brother: Dinesh Kumble

Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Hindu
Address: NA

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Cricket Career International Debut: Test: vs England on 09 August 1990 ODI: vs Australia on 25 April 1990 T20: NA Jersey Number: 37 (IPL) Domestic/State Team: Karnataka, Surrey, Liecestershire, Northamptonshire and Royal Challengers Bangalore Nature on the field: Calm, composed Likes to play against: NA Favorite Ball: Googly and Flipper

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Career Turning Point

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Preferences Hobbies: NA Favourite Batsmen: NA Favourite Bowlers: NA Favourite Football Team: NA Favourite sports personalities: NA Favourite Food: NA Favourite Place on earth: NA Favourite Films: NA Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA Favourite TV Shows: NA Smoking/Alcohol: NA

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Records In International cricket:

  • Kumble is the most wicket taking Indian bowler and third in the world in test cricket.
  • He also holds the record of taking most international wickets by any Indian bowler and third in the world behind M Muralidharan and S Warne
  • He holds the record for taking most ODI wickets by any Indian bowler
  • In 1996, he took 61 ODI wickets which is a record for taking most wicket in a calendar year by a Indian bowler
  • At Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Kumble has taken 56 ODI wickets which is an Indian record for taking most wickets at a particular ground.
  • He took 10 wickets against Pakistan in an inning of a test match. He shares this record with Jim Laker

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Girlfriends, Spouse and Children Marital Status: Married Affairs/Girlfriends: NA Wife/Spouse: Chethana Ramatheertha Marriage Date: 1999 Children: 3 (1 boy -Mayas Kumble

2 girls – Svasti Kumble and Aaruni Kumble)

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Earnings Net Worth: Not known IPL earnings: NA

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Awards and Recognitions
  • Anil Kumble became an Arjuna Awardee in 1995
  • In 1996 he was chosen in Wisden Cricketers of the Year
  • In 2005, Anil Kumble was awarded with Padma Shri
  • In 2009 IPL, Kumble took 5 for 5 against Rajasthan Royals and was awarded “Best breakthrough performance in IPL 2009”
  • In 2015, Anil Kumble was inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

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  • It is said that Anil Kumble and Skipper Virat Kohli had differences in their styles which led to Kumble’s stepping down from the role of a head coach of the national team.
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    Lesser Known Facts


  • Anil Kumble got his nick name “Jumbo” from his teammates who believed being a spinner, he bowls as fast as a jumbo jet and also because his feet are quite big.
  • Kumble fell in love with Chetna who was a travel agent and married and had a daughter too. She was struggling with her marital life  when she met Kumble and later in 1999 Chetna gave divorce to her husband and married Anil.
  • Kumble had to fight a legal battle to adopt Chetna’s already child – Aaruni Kumble.
  • In July 2016, Anil Kumble took the responsibility of Indian national team as a head coach. However, 1 year later, he stepped down from the post because of his alleged differences with Indian Skipper Virat Kohli
  • In 2002 Antigua Test against West Indies, Kumble bowled with a broken jaw and took the wicket of Brian Lara.
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    Dheeraj Singh

    It might be a just another game for you, but for me, Cricket is something which I live for. From following cricket teams to keeping an eye on every new update in the cricketing world, I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.

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