Anil Kumble

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Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble (pronunciation ; 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). 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anil Kumble has received more than 2,129,604 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 15th most popular cricketer.

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Among cricketers, Anil Kumble ranks 15 out of 35Before him are Viv Richards, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Shane Warne, Brian Lara, and Virender Sehwag. After him are Muttiah Muralitharan, Chris Gayle, Mithali Raj, Wasim Akram, Yuvraj Singh, and Ravindra Jadeja.

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Among people born in 1970, Anil Kumble ranks 595Before him are Tim Hetherington, Hiroshi Saito, Dirk van der Ven, Gene Snitsky, Somaly Mam, and Kazuhisa Irii. After him are Kazuto Saiki, Yuriko Mizuma, Jim Furyk, Tetsuya Ogura, Fumitake Miura, and Niecy Nash.

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Among people born in India, Anil Kumble ranks 712 out of 848Before him are Tina Desai (1987), Sidharth Malhotra (1985), Sabeer Bhatia (1968), Geeta Phogat (1988), Pawan Kalyan (1971), and Virender Sehwag (1978). After him are Esha Deol (1981), Akshaye Khanna (1975), Himesh Reshammiya (1973), Suraj Sharma (1993), Poonam Dhillon (1962), and Riteish Deshmukh (1978).


Among cricketers born in India, Anil Kumble ranks 9Before him are MS Dhoni (1981), Kapil Dev (1959), Virat Kohli (1988), Rahul Dravid (1973), Sourav Ganguly (1972), and Virender Sehwag (1978). After him are Mithali Raj (1982), Ravindra Jadeja (1988), Shikhar Dhawan (1985), Harbhajan Singh (1980), Suresh Raina (1986), and Ravichandran Ashwin (null).

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