Anil Kumble Biography

Anil Kumble Biography, Anil Kumble, born on October 17, 1970, is a renowned former Indian cricket captain, coach, and commentator. Throughout his illustrious 18-year international career, he showcased his talent in both Test and One Day International cricket, representing his nation with distinction. Regarded as one of the premier leg spin bowlers in the annals of Test Cricket History, Kumble left an indelible mark by claiming 619 wickets in Test cricket, securing his place as the fourth highest wicket-taker of all time as of 2022.

Anil Kumble Biography

Real Name Anil Radhakrishna Kumble
Nickname Jumbo
Profession Former Indian Cricketer (Spin bowler) and Coach
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
Weight in Kilograms- 78 kg
in Pounds- 172 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black
International Debut Test– 9 August 1990 vs England in Manchester
ODI– 25 April 1990 vs Sri Lanka in Sharjah
T20– N/A
International Retirement 2 November 2008
Coach/Mentor Not Known
Domestic/State Team Karnataka, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey
Nature on field Aggressive
Likes to play against Pakistan and Australia
Favourite Ball Googly
Records (main ones) • In 1999, he took 10 wickets against Pakistan in Delhi, and became the 2nd bowler in cricket history to do so.
• On his first-class debut for Karnataka against Hyderabad in 1989, he took 4 wickets.
• Record for the most wickets in a calendar year by an Indian in ODIs with 61 wickets in 1996.
• ODI record of taking most wickets at a particular cricket ground (56 wickets in Sharjah Cricket Stadium).
• Record of bowling 40850 balls in his Test career, which is highest by an Indian.
• Record for the most number of caught and bowled dismissals in tests, 35.
• 2nd Indian bowler after Kapil Dev to take 400 test wickets.
• 1st ever Indian bowler to take 5 wicket haul in a test innings more than 30 times.
Career Turning Point When he took 4 wickets in his first-class debut for Karnataka against Hyderabad in 1989.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 17 October 1970
Age (as in 2016) 46 Years
Birth Place Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown Kumbla, Kasaragod district, Kerala, India
School Holy Saint English School, Koramangala, Bengaluru
College National College, Bengaluru
R.V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru
Educational Qualifications Mechanical Engineering
Family Father– Krishna Swamy
Mother– Saroja
Brother– Dinesh Kumble
Sister– N/A
Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Wildlife photography
Controversy Though he was named as the Indian cricket team coach in June 2016, in early 2017, there were many reports that were doing rounds hinting at differences between Kumble and Virat Kohli. However, prior to the Champions Trophy 2017, when the BCCI published an advertisement for the post of men’s Indian cricket team coach, Anil felt deeply hurt and decided to discontinue his coaching job, and on 21 June 2017, Anil gave his resignation from the post of the Indian cricket team coach.
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketers Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards
Bowler: Shane Warne
Favourite Actors Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Rajinikanth
Favourite Actress Deepika Padukone
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Chethana Kumble
Children Daughter– Svasti and Aaruni
Son– Mayas


Anil Kumble Personal life & Early Life

In a remarkable display of skill and dominance against Pakistan in 1999, Kumble achieved a rare feat by dismissing all ten batsmen in a single Test match innings, a feat previously accomplished only by England’s Jim Laker. Despite not being known for prodigious turn, Kumble’s mastery lay in his ability to generate pace, bounce, and maintain impeccable accuracy. He earned affectionate monikers such as “Apple” and “Jumbo” from fans and peers alike.

Anil Kumble With Family Anil Kumble With wife

Kumble’s excellence was duly recognized when he was named Cricketer of the Year in Indian Cricket in 1993, and later honored as one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year in 1996. His contributions were pivotal in India’s joint victory with Sri Lanka in the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy, where he played an integral role as a member of the Indian squad.

Born into a family in Bangalore, Mysore State (now Karnataka), Anil Kumble’s parents, Krishna Swamy and Saroja, originated from Kumbla near Kasaragod, Kerala. He has a brother named Diinesh Kumble. Anil is married to Chetana Kumble and is blessed with three children: a son named Mayas Kumble and two daughters named Aaruni and Svasti Kumble. His mother tongue is Kannada.

Anil Kumble Career

Kumble initiated his first-class career for Karnataka against Hyderabad on November 30, 1989, where he showcased his potential by capturing 4 wickets despite enduring a pair with the bat. His talent soon earned him a spot in the India Under-19s team, where he impressed against Pakistan Under-19s with scores of 113 and 76 in consecutive tests. Subsequently, he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka during the Austral-Asia Cup in Sharjah on April 25, 1990, contributing with two wickets in the series against Pakistan.

His Test debut arrived in the same year during India’s tour of England for a three-test series. In the second test held at Manchester, Kumble exhibited his prowess by claiming 3 wickets in the first innings but remained wicketless in the second innings, resulting in a draw. Despite the debut, he had to wait until 1992 for his next Test opportunity.

Anil Kumble Some Lesser Known Facts About 

  1. Is Anil Kumble a smoker?: No.
  2. Does Anil Kumble consume alcohol?: Not known.
  3. Anil embarked on his cricket journey at the age of approximately 13 and became a member of the Young Cricketers Club in Bengaluru.
  4. He earned the nickname “Jumbo” due to his swift deliveries reminiscent of a jumbo jet.
  5. Kumble holds the distinction of being the second bowler in cricket history, alongside England’s Jim Laker, to claim 10 wickets against Pakistan in Delhi in February 1999

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