Kumble emulated Englishman Jim Laker's feat against Australia 43 years ago, finishing with 10-74 from 26.3 overs as India routed Pakistan by 212 runs in the second Test to square the short two-match series. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Farmers can enter Delhi for R-day tractor rally, to stay near borders, Ex-Bigg Boss 14 contestant Eijaz Khan says childhood abuse confession used against him, From talent spotters to coaches: All that went into making of India’s winning XI in Australia, IIT grads, ex-Google execs ready to roll out ad-free search engine Neeva, Halle Berry Shares the Home Workout Gear That Keeps Her Insanely Fit at 54. He also lavished praise on out-of-favour tweaker Harbhajan Singh and stated his tally would also have been more in the presence of DRS. 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Anderson is the fourth highest wicket-taker in Test cricket and the best among pace bowlers with 606 scalps. Anil Kumble during his 10 for 74 AFP. He took ten-wicket haul twice and finished with 10 five-fors. With 792 wickets after 18 years of playing, Muttiah Muralitharan chipped down the Indian batting lineup one by one, taking exactly 8 wickets in his last Test match. India pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Tuesday added another feather to his cap as he equaled spin legend Anil Kumble to become the joint leading wicket-taker for India in Boxing Day Tests at MCG. 9-86 Sarfraz Nawaz: Australia v PAKISTAN, Melbourne, 1978/79. Kumble has great stats against Australia as the Indian spin wizard scalped 111 wickets in 20 Tests at an average of 21.33. 10-53 J C Laker: ENGLAND v Australia, Old Trafford, 1956. But the chances of no other Test match bowler taking a wicket at the other end means you need to stay lucky too. Indian leg spinner Anil Kumble is the only other bowler to have taken 10 wickets in an innings, claiming 10–74 against Pakistan in 1999. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Kumble has taken 619 wickets in Test cricket and 337 wickets in ODI cricket. Kumble finished with 21 wickets from two games - seven wickets at Madras and 14 in this Test. The moment Kumble took his final wicket to dismiss the Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, many of the 25,000 crowd at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground broke into an ecstatic dance, chanting "Kumble", "Kumble". Kumble looked up at the heavens. "The hard part is when you get to number seven or eight. 9-95 J M Noriega: WEST INDIES v India, Port of Spain, 1970/71. Anil Kumble is India's leading wicket taker in Tests against Australia, followed by Harbhajan Singh. If Yes, This Viral Video is a Must Watch! Recalling an incident during his career when Kumble was India Test captain, Gambhir said he would give his life for the legendary spinner for the faith he had put in the opener’s abilities. Those words are still in my heart,” Gambhir said. It is so difficult to do. Gambhir has reiterated that Kumble was the best captain he played under. Do You Keep Cash in a Bank Locker? 9-52 R J Hadlee: NEW ZEALAND v Australia, Brisbane, 1985/86. As for Harbjahan, he picked 417 wickets in 103 Tests. The bowler picked up the wicket of Pat Cummins with a snorter to take his 15th wicket during Boxing Day Tests at the iconic venue. He captained in tough series in Australia and Sri Lanka,” he said. Kumble impressed in the away Test series against South Africa, picking up 18 wickets in four Tests with conditions not particularly conducive to spin bowling. Jasprit Bumrah has been in fine form throughout the Test. This record of 800 wickets - a mythical figure for any spinner - has never come close to being breached, with Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) next in line. “They missed lbw decisions on front-foot. Bumrah became the joint leading wicket-taker for India in Boxing Day Tests at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Muralitharan's stupendous record of 800 Test wickets remains very much intact with Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) rounding up the top-three wicket-takers in … He now has 234 Test wickets from 51 matches, having taken five wickets … ", Ray Illingworth, another former England captain, was also at pains to point out the odds stacked against anyone taking all 10 wickets. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Maybe Nathan Lyon is not good enough to reach it. Indian cricket fans celebrated with unconfined joy. "It's a dream, an honour to get all 10," Kumble said after being named man of the match by referee Cammie Smith of the West Indies. I never thought an all-10 would happen again. Anil Kumble is a former Test and One Day International (ODI) cricketer who represented India. In his 14th Test fixture for India, Kumble destroyed the Lankan batting by picking up 11 wickets while giving away just 128 runs. Former India captain Anil Kumble and his Australian captain Steve Waugh never gave each other an inch when battling each other on the pitch in their playing days. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. What would a Republic Day jhanki of Delhi look like? No prizes for guessing who takes the top spot. It is a phenomenal achievement. Kumble finished with 21 wickets from two games - seven wickets at Madras and 14 in this Test. He now has 234 Test wickets from 51 matches, having taken five wickets in an innings 12 times and 10 in a match on two occasions. Anil Kumble (111) - The only bowler with over 100 wickets between the two sides, Anil Kumble scalped 111 wickets against the Kangaroos in only 20 matches he played. Kumble is Test cricket's third highest-wicket taker with 619 scalps to his name while Harbhajan has 417 wickets in the format. 9-65 M Muralitharan: England v SRI LANKA, The Oval 1998. It is a great day. With a series against India next, Anderson could get past Kumble … Hundreds of security men fought to control the hysterical crowd. He is followed by Shane Warne (708 wickets) and Anil Kumble (619 wickets). He is followed by Shane Warne (708 wickets) and Anil Kumble (619 wickets). Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Kumble is Test cricket’s third highest-wicket taker with 619 scalps to his name while Harbhajan has 417 wickets in the format. Anil Kumble will never forget the date 17th January 2008. It is so unlikely, especially for a leg-spinner against Pakistan, because they can play it pretty well. I have never heard such words from anyone in my career. 9-57 D E Malcolm: ENGLAND v South Africa, The Oval, 1994. I would like to take this wicket with me wherever I go.". The 38-year-old pace bowler needs 14 more to get past leg-spinner Anil Kumble … 38496 Anil Kumble#ENGvPAK — Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) August 25, 2020 The most successful bowler in the history of Test cricket by a fair distance, Muralitharan got his 600th wicket … Not to forget, Australia were a giant force for almost a decade and Kumble came up with best performances against the best side. Wasim Akram's Pakistan, chasing a mammoth victory target of 420, had no answer to Kumble's guile and were shot out for 207 an hour after tea on the fourth day. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. 9-28 G A Lohmann: S Africa v ENGLAND, Johannesburg, 1896. Kumble impressed in the away Test series against South Africa, picking up 18 wickets in four Tests with conditions not particularly conducive to spin bowling. Among pace bowlers, only Richard Hadlee has more five-wicket hauls (36) than Anderson in Test cricket. info); born 17 October 1970) is a former Indian cricketer, coach, and commentator, who played Tests and ODIs for 18 years.A right-arm leg spin (leg break googly) bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker of all time (as of 2020, behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne). 9-83 Kapil Dev: INDIA v West Indies, Ahmedabad, 1983/84. Kumble, a 28-year-old computer engineer, proved unplayable on the dusty Ferozeshah Kotla track, providing a sensational finish to Pakistan's first Test series on Indian soil in 12 years. Kumble went on to take 619 wickets in 132 Tests for India, which included a whopping 35 five-wicket hauls. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? India's emotional triumph against their great arch-rivals came on a pitch that had to be repaired after it was vandalised by Hindu Shiv Sena party extremists only a few weeks ago. Muralitharan's stupendous record of 800 Test wickets remains very much intact with Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) rounding up the top-three wicket … I've played in matches and taken the first seven or eight wickets, but those were in county games. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Kumble's shirt was grabbed and torn by fans clamouring to touch him. So, if I have to give my life for someone, it would be Anil Kumble. Fall: 1-101 2-101 3-115 4-115 5-127 6-128 7-186 8-198 9-198. If they would have played on rank-turners opposition would not have been able to make even 100 runs.”. ", The former England captain Colin Cowdrey, who played in Laker's Test at Old Trafford in 1956, when the Yorkshire born Surrey off-spinner took 19 Australian wickets in the match, thanked Kumble for providing a "great day for cricket" with a performance that he never imagined could happen in the modern day game. Muralitharan's stupendous record of 800 Test wickets remains very much intact with Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) rounding up the top-three wicket-takers in the longest format. Kumble is Test cricket's third highest-wicket taker with 619 scalps to his name while Harbhajan has 417 wickets in the format. It's not so bad when your team-mates can take it a bit easy at the other end, but this was a Test match.". I kept a good line and it all worked out in the end. In 132 Tests, Kumble picked up 619 scalps at an average of 29.55 and 337 ODI wickets from 271 games as well in a career spanning 18 years. 9-37 J C Laker: ENGLAND v Australia, Old Trafford, 1956. Anil Kumble ended his prolific career with 619 Test wickets (which is the most by any Indian bowler and third-highest overall). 9-56 Abdul Qadir: PAKISTAN v England, Lahore, 1987/88. In his moment of glory, the modest bowler paid tribute to his teenage spinning partner Harbhajan Singh and seamers Javagal Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad. 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Read our full mailing list consent terms here, "To win against Pakistan is very special," spectator Sanjay Dhingra said. "I don't think I would have got there without their support," he said. Other than that, I don’t think any younger bowler coming in will go to 800. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Anderson is the fourth highest wicket-taker in Test cricket and the best among pace bowlers with 606 scalps. Muralitharan, who retired from Test cricket in 2010, remains the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. 9-69 J M Patel: INDIA v Australia, Kanpur, 1959/60. “Had he captained India for a longer duration like Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli, he would have made many records. It was on this day that the leg-spinner traversed a peak that no Indian bowler has traversed hence. Anil Kumble scripted history in the Lucknow Test against Sri Lanka in 1993-94 as he became the first bowler to take a 10-wicket haul in Test cricket. Gambhir’s all-time India Test XI: Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble (captain), Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath. Find the complete scorecard of India vs Pakistan 2nd Test Online Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Kumble ended his career as the third-highest wicket-taker in the world with 619 scalps in 132 Tests. Anderson is 14 wickets away from surpassing former Indian spin legend Anil Kumble (619) in terms of career Test scalps. This record of 800 wickets - a mythical figure for any spinner - has never come close to being breached, with Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) next in line. 9-102 S P Gupte: INDIA v West Indies, Kanpur, 1958/59. “Ashwin has a chance because he is a great bowler. On 17 January 2008, in the third Test against Australia at WACA, Perth, Anil Kumble became the first Indian bowler and the third in the world to reach the milestone of 600 Test wickets. Here’s How Diet and Exercise Can Help Relieve Symptoms, EXC: Curtis Pritchard finds new love interest on Celebs Go Dating, New Mahindra Thar convertible hard-top variant in the works. I am particularly pleased a leg-spinner has done it. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Anil Kumble is India's leading wicket taker against Australia Anil Kumble - 111 wickets. Fired up by the twin success, Kumble went on to complete his amazing feat. Bumrah, who has been in fine form during the series thus far, equaled a record that was previously held only by the legendary Anil Kumble's record. Former India international Gautam Gambhir claims that had the Decision Review System (DRS) made its entry earlier, the likes of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh would have ended with much more wickets in Test cricket. He is a right-arm leg spin (legbreak googly) bowler. Porsche Panamera sets new Road Atlanta lap record, Will look into video conferencing plea of Kappan’s mother: UP to SC, Sikkim Dear Prospect Sunday Lottery Results to be Declared Today; First Prize Winner to Get Rs 1 crore, ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru vs Odisha - TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview, India's greatest Test moment, England's away triumph, and 2020's best performances, Offices 2.0 await employees this year; companies prefer adopting hybrid work model, Chest Pain? The England pacer now has 606 wickets in the longest format of the game. Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir believes former spinner Anil Kumble would have picked in excess of 900 Test wickets if the Decision Review System (DRS) was available during his time. The rout began with a contentious decision by the debutant Indian umpire AV Jayaprakash, who ruled Afridi caught behind by wicket-keeper Nayan Mongia when the ball appeared to have missed the bat. Even if you get 8 ducks it doesn’t matter. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. “(Virender) Sehwag and I were having dinner when Kumble walked in and said that you guys will open throughout the series no matter what. West Indies batsman Brian Lara has the highest individual score in Test cricket: he scored 400 not out against England in 2004 to surpass the innings of 380 by Matthew Hayden six months earlier. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? IMAGE: Anil Kumble celebrates with Venkatesh Prasad after taking all 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan in the second Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla in Delhi, February 7, 1999. {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. The odds were heavily stacked against Pakistan when they began their second innings. A snake charmer played his traditional pipe outside the ground as Indian officials carried Kumble to the pavilion in their arms. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Anil Kumble's spellbound 10 wicket performance against pakistan Kumble, who led India in just 14 Tests, would have made several records had he captain the team for a longer duration, Gambhir says. But openers Saeed Anwar and Shahid Afridi gave the tourists a glimmer of hope when they smashed 101 for the first wicket in 98 minutes. 10-74 A R Kumble: INDIA v Pakistan, New Delhi, 1999. Bowling: Srinath 12-2-50-0 (nb-7 w-2); Prasad 4-1-15-0 (nb-1); Kumble 26.3-9-74-10 (nb-2); Singh 18-5-51-0. Kumble, however, swung the match India's way as Pakistan lost six top order batsmen for the addition of 27 runs. “Ashwin has a chance because he is a great bowler. His brilliant spell helped India win the match by an innings and 119 runs inside four days. Muralitharan, who retired from Test cricket in 2010, remains the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. Anil Kumble Would Have Taken 900 Test Wickets With DRS Technology: Gautam Gambhir Kumble is Test cricket's third highest-wicket taker with 619 scalps to his name while Harbhajan has 417 wickets … Cowdrey, now Lord Cowdrey, said: "I never thought it would happen again. Kumble finished with 21 wickets from two games - seven wickets at Madras and 14 in this Test. He achieved the feat on Day 4 of the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar … As Andrew Symonds edged the delivery bowled by him, Rahul Dravid completed a very significant catch at slip. Gambhir, who scored over 10,000 runs during his international career, also named Kumble as the captain of his all-time India Test XI that includes the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni among others. Of course, you need to bowl brilliantly. Laker took 10-53 in the Manchester Test in 1956, finishing with 19 wickets in the match. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? [Laker's Surrey spin twin] Tony Lock also bowled beautifully at Old Trafford but he only got one wicket out of 20 - and that was the one that I caught. The 38-year-old pace bowler needs 14 more to get past leg-spinner Anil Kumble as the third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. Bumrah equalled the feat of India's legendary leg-spinner, Anil Kumble, for the most wickets at the MCG, although the pacer reached the tally at a quicker rate. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. On February 7, 1999, Indian spin legend Anil Kumble entered the record books by capturing all 10 Pakistani wickets in the second innings of a Test … "I knew I had to bowl straight to be successful on this wicket. THE INDIAN leg-spinner Anil Kumble yesterday wrote himself a place in cricket history when he took all 10 Pakistan second innings wickets to lead the hosts to a series-levelling victory in Delhi. "It's a tremendous achievement at any level, but to do it in an international is almost unbelievable," said the ex-Yorkshire off-spinner. With 792 wickets after 18 years of playing, Muttiah Muralitharan chipped down the Indian batting lineup one by one, taking exactly 8 wickets in his last Test match. “With DRS technology Kumble would have ended up with 900 wickets and Harbhajan with 700 wickets,” Gambhir was quoted as saying by India Today. The extremists subsequently called off a threat to disrupt the tour only hours before the Pakistanis arrived. 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