Veteran Spinner Anil Kumble inducted in ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
Former India Captain and ace spinner Anil Kumble has been chosen to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He will be 77th inductee into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
He will be felicitated and inducted on 22 February 2015 during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and South Africa in Melbourne.
- Anil Kumble had played 132 Tests and 271 One Day Internationals (ODIs) from 1990 to 2008.
- In his cricket career he had taken 619 Test wickets and is the 3rd highest wicket-taker in Test cricket after Muttiah Muralidaran (800 wickets) and Shane Warne (708 wickets).
- He also had claimed 337 wickets in ODIs making him the 9th most successful all-time great bowlers in this format.
- Kumble is one of only two bowlers in history of cricket after England’s Jim Laker who had taken all 10 wickets in an innings.
- He was captain of Indian Team and led it in 14 Tests between 2007 and 2008 .
- Kumble also has scored 2,506 runs in Tests and 938 runs in ODIs.
He is the 4th Indian cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Others are Bishen Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar who were inducted into Hall of Fame in 2009.
About ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognises the achievements of the legends from the game of cricket.
It was launched in January 2009 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as part of its centenary celebrations in association with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA).