Has Kumbles' retirement left a void in Indian cricket ?

India
November 2, 2008 10:43am CST
yes today is the day which will be deeply etched in the hearts of our fellow Delhites.Not becoz they witnessed an absorbing test match between India &Australia,but becoz they saw the end of an era.Anil Kumble,the states man of Indian cricket,fondly called 'Jumbo' anounced his retirement from international cricket.Undobtedly he has been the unsung hero of Indian cricket 4 last 18 years.While Sachin &co always used to get all the adulation 4 all the test victories,we very often forgot to giv Anil his due.Infact he has been d greatest matchwinner our country has so far produced.His determination & perseverance has reaped him high rewards.without wastin any more time i wud like 2 put forth this question,whether his sudden exit from the scene has created a huge void in Indian cricket ? probably only time cud answer it,but for now its official"ANIL KUMBLE HAS RETIRED FROM TEST CRICKET".
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@praveenjena (1304)
• India
3 Nov 08
hello abhi, welcome to mylot . i hope that these are your first days over here. and so best of luck for the hope that the days at my lot will be greatly numbered. coming back to your discussion i think that (i am not that well aware of cricket) this is a loss indeed. i could remember something of him like .... when our whole family used to watch cricket..... like the hero cup finals with west indies perhaps a decade back. we all watched because dad used to watch with a lot of enthusiasm. it was in that finals that he made india win by taking a lot of wickets. but that saw the emergence of a lot of fans of him. may be so i feel that i miss Kumble because i miss those days. that is a quite different perspective but i think that there will definitely be a void left behind. have a good day and happy postings here at mylot.
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• India
4 Nov 08
i also came to recognize kumble as a bowler from that hero cop finals.i became a fan of him.i'll really miss kumble's bowling.
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
3 Nov 08
it will definitely create a void. but if we look from the other perspective, there are times when one player should retire. may be new player will come to fill it up
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• India
3 Nov 08
you have pointed out rightly that new players need chances to perform and Kumble's retirement will provide the budding spinners an opportunity to prove themselves.
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• India
2 Nov 08
kumble has been 'the'spin bowler of indian cricket,his records speak for him.finding a fitting replacement will need an herculean effort.at the moment it is amit mishra who is going to take up his role,but mishra is a new face in international test cricket.other spinners like pragyan ojha,piyush chawla are there,but none of them is a match winner like kumble.i think india now have exactly the same situation like australia missing their top spinner shane warne.hope india soon gets a top class spinner.
• India
2 Nov 08
Yes absolutely the sudden exit from Indian Cricket team is surely going to hurt the Indians and it will take a long long time to fill his place in the Indian team......I fear the day when all the Fab four will vanish from the Indian Test Team.......and i fear the condition of india could be the same as of Australia today......
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