Adoringly regarded as ‘Jumbo’ between his peers and followers, former India captain and existing Kings XI Punjab head coach Anil Kumble turned 50 on October 17 and Indian cricketers have congratulated the legend on finishing his ‘half-century’. Kumble, who captained India in 14 Exams, among 2007-2008, holds the record for the highest amount of job wickets across the ODI (337 wickets) and Check (619 wickets) formats for India.
Kumble’s India teammate VVS Laxman has offered him a shout out as the ‘man who taught us to never ever give up no matter what’. Laxman referred to the 2002 incident in Antigua wherein Kumble did his captain Sourav Ganguly, his crew, and the whole nation proud when he appeared with a broken jaw, refusing to quit.
Enjoying away from household, towards West Indies, Kumble bowled a spell of 14 overs and dismissed Brian Lara though bowling with a broken jaw, a day prior to his flight back to India for his surgical procedure. “At least I can now go household with the believed that I attempted my most effective,” Kumble had stated about his refusal to just “sit all over”.
It was labelled as “a single of the bravest matters I have viewed on the discipline of perform” by cricketing giant Viv Richards.
Lots of extra content returns of the day to a guy who taught us to never ever give up no matter what. Want you a excellent birthday and a glorious yr ahead @anilkumble1074 . pic.twitter.com/b3x4urFCgD
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 17, 2020
Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has labelled Jumbo as the most significant match-winner that India has had.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 17, 2020
Virender Sehwag, the most significant entertainer on Twitter, quipped about obtaining an added wicket in worldwide cricket, above and over his 137 dismissals, as he had the moment offered Anil Kumble the incorrect information which led to Jumbo shedding his wicket for 87. Sehwag was referring to the 4th Check, in Adelaide, of India’s tour of Australia in 2004.
Officially I had 136 Intern’tnl wickets, but unofficially had a single which was costliest,when I asked @anilkumble1074 bhai to not do tuktuk to offspinner & score his century speedily and he received out on 87. Sorry Anil Bhai, but congratulations on the half century these days. Content Birthday pic.twitter.com/WB3Tie73HD
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 17, 2020
Other Indian cricketers commencing from captain Virat Kohli to Kumble’s former teammate Suresh Raina have showered the newly turned 50-yr-previous with form wishes.
Want you a really content birthday Anil Bhai @anilkumble1074. Have a good day.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 17, 2020
To an individual who motivated me when I essential to hear it the most – Content Birthday jumbo @anilkumble1074 your contribution in direction of Indian cricket and extra so in direction of nurturing the youngsters has been priceless. Sending you all my adore and excellent wishes on your half century pic.twitter.com/EkLKky0OFZ
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 17, 2020
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) October 17, 2020
He’s the guy who produced us feel that we could win the Ranji Trophy and ultimately won it as Karnataka captain. And he’s had a good purpose in grooming youngsters from our enjoying days. Content birthday to my mentor, elder brother and India’s best match winner Anil Kumble #Jumbo pic.twitter.com/QUYn7KqeLN
— | Dodda Ganesh (@doddaganesha) October 17, 2020
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 17, 2020