ICC Hall of Fame: ICC honours ex-India cricketer Anil Kumble’s achievements: Former India captain and one of the greatest spin bowlers in the world Anil Kumble’s achievements were honoured by the International Cricket Council on Thursday. He has taken 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket-taker of all time.
ICC took to Twitter and posted a photo with the caption,” Next on #ICCHallOfFame we have one of the greatest bowlers of all time, India spinner @anilkumble1074. The third-leading wicket-taker in Test cricket Clapping hands sign.”
The third-leading wicket-taker in Test cricket 👏 pic.twitter.com/jpSAY2FfHP
— ICC (@ICC) May 19, 2021
In another post by ICC, a video link of an interview with former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara is given, in which he said, “Kumble has given me a few sleepless nights. He was not your orthodox leg-spinner. This big, tall gangly bowler running in and bowling with very high arm action. It was not at all easy to get him away for runs.”
Earlier, the ICC launched the ICC Hall of Fame month on Twitter to celebrate the finest cricketers who graced the sport. The ICC posted, “We’re launching the #ICCHallOfFame month to celebrate cricket’s finest. First up, @blackcapsnz’ Martin Crowe – an extraordinary batsman, and captain.”
Anil Kumble’s International Career
In 1999 while playing against Pakistan, Kumble dismissed all ten batsmen in a Test match innings, joining England’s Jim Laker as the only players to achieve the feat. He is also the only Indian player to have done that to date. Kumble was selected as the Cricketer of the Year in 1993 Indian Cricket, and one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year three years later.