‘Jumbo’ in ICC Hall of Fame


Melbourne: Anil Kumble will be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame during the India-South Africa Match on Sunday. He will be given the honour during the innings break of the match at MCG, ICC added. ICC Director and Chairman of Cricket Australia, Wally Edwards, will present Kumble with his commemorative cap.

Kumble, with 619 Test wickets, is the third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket after Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708), while his 337 wickets in ODIs ranks him in ninth position on the all-time list of most successful bowlers in that format. Kumble captained India in 14 Tests between 2007 and 2008, winning three and losing five.

He is one of only two bowlers in Test history, after England’s Jim Laker to have taken all 10 wickets in an innings. He achieved this feat against Pakistan in New Delhi in February 1999.