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Anil Kumble's Biography

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Anil Kumble was born on October 17, 1970 in Bangalore.

Kumble is one of the best spinners in cricket's history with his right-arm leg-breaks.

Kumble was only the second cricketer in Test history to take all 10 wickets in one innings, when he took 10 for 74 against Pakistan in 1999.

Kumble has played at the top level for some time and was Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1996.

Kumble, who has played for Leicestershire and Northamptonshire will from 2006 join Surrey, whose coach Alan Butcher said:

"Anil is recognised as one of the best bowlers in world cricket ... his character and professionalism are also hugely admired"

In the 2006 series against England, Kumble passed 500 Test wickets when he captured Steve Harmison LBW.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said of Kumble to the BBC: "He's a phenomenal player for India in both forms of the game.

"He's been a champion, an absolute match-winner; he doesn't give up any surface."

Anil Kumble began his Test and one day career in 1990.

After the World Cup in 2007, Kumble announced that he was retiring from one-day internationals.

On 10 August 2007, Anil Kumble hit his maiden Test Century, making 110 not out against England.

In January 2008, Anil Kumble became the third bowler to take 600 Test wickets, following in the footsteps of Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan.

He announced his retirement from Test cricket in 2008, and playing in the Indian Premier League in 2012.

In 2016, he was appointed head coach of the Indian cricket team.

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