Anil Kumble has decided to retire from international cricket
November 2, 2008 4:08am CST
Indian cricket team's test captain Anil Kumble has decided to retire from international cricket........ He has decided to retire from international cricket after the third test of Border-Gavaskar Trophy that is currently going on between India and Australia......... This means that Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India's vice-captain in tests and captain in one day international and twenty-20) would now lead the team in the fourth and final test of the series to be played at Nagpur......... The champion leg spinner has decided to call it quits on a ground where he has tormented the best of batsmen and team over the years........ Anil Kumble's illustrious career spanned nearly two decades......... It was at Feroz Shah Kotla where Anil Kumble bagged all the ten Pakistani wickets in the Februaury of 1999 and spun India to a magical win........ Over the last few months, Anil Kumble has not had the best of time on the field........... He has come under criticism for form and fitness.......... Kumble injured his fingers in the first innings of the Kotla test when he tried to take a catch to send back Mathew Hayden......... The gritty spinner came back to bowl with eleven stitches on his fingers.......... SO LET US ALL HAIL THE GREATEST INDIAN BOWLER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY MYLOTTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 Nov 08
That is a real shock for all the cricket lovers and the fans of Anil Kumble as well. All of a sudden, the way he announced his retirement id very hard to believe. The more shocking news is that a player of his stature has to say good bye because of injuries and poor form. That is not the kind of exit he deserved. Anyways we can admire his decision of quitting and salute the greatest ever match winner in test cricket for India. jumbo we miss you !!
2 Nov 08
It is such a blow for Indian cricket.We will miss him a lot.A true gentleman,a passionate cricketer,a humble person.He has never let his team down when he was needed.His statistics speaks for him.I wish him all the best with his life.
2 Nov 08
Hello,Vaisakh! It is a welcome decision by Kumble.He is losing his form as well as fitness for international cricket because of advancing age.The new legspinner Amit Mishra is doing well and is the fit man to replace the veteran Kumble.Besides Dhoni is matured in the mean time to lead the Indian test team as well as the short version of the cricket.thanx.