Monday, November 3, 2008

Factfile: India's Anil Kumble

Champion leg spinner Anil Kumble has hung up his Test boots. Here is a look back at the 38-year-old's dynamic career.

1970: Born October 17 in Bangalore, Karnataka.

1990: August - Makes Test debut against England at Old Trafford.

Takes three for 105 in the first innings, but goes wicketless in the second and is dropped.

1992: November - On his return to the national team, helps India dismiss South Africa for 252 in the second innings in the second Test in Johannesburg with a six-wicket haul.

1993: February - Takes 21 wickets in the three-Test series against England, including a six for 64 in the second innings of the second Test at Chennai, his first series-winning performance.

March - Passes 50 wickets in only his 10th match.

November - Takes six for 12 against West Indies in Kolkata in the Hero Cup, a new record for an Indian bowler.

1994: January - Claims his first 10-wicket haul, helping India defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 119 runs in Lucknow.

1995: October - Martin Crowe is his 100th Test victim.

1996: March - Takes the most number of wickets - 15 - at the 1996 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka.

December - Is named Wisden's Cricketer of the Year for his 61 ODI and 105 Test wickets.

1998: September - Becomes the first spinner to take 200 wickets in ODIs.

1999: February - Becomes only the second player after England's Jim Laker to take all 10 wickets in an innings. Achieves the feat against Pakistan as India secure their first Test win over Pakistan in 19 years.

2002: August - Snares seven for 159 in the third Test against England at Headingley as India level series.

2004: October - Reaches the 400-wicket milestone in his 85th Test.

December - Goes past Kapil Dev's record of 434 wickets to become India's leading wicket-taker of all time.

2005: December - Takes 10 wickets in a match for the eighth time in his career in a match against Sri Lanka.

2006: September - Dropped from India's Champions Trophy squad, but is picked for the tour of South Africa.

2007: March - Announces his retirement from ODIs. His last game is the Word Cup match against Bermuda in which he takes three for 38.

Finishes with 337 ODI wickets.

August - Scores a century at The Oval, his maiden Test 100 and comes 17 years after making his debut.

Goes past Glenn McGrath's record of 563 Test wickets and is the world's third highest wicket-taker in Tests.

November - Is named captain of India's Test team for the series against Pakistan.

December - Leads from the front with a five-wicket haul as India bowl of Australia for 343 in the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne. India go on to lose.

2008: January - The controversial Sydney Test follows, but he becomes only the third bowler to reach 600 wickets at Perth. India go on to win, but lose the series.

April - Is ruled out of the third Test against South Africa in Kanpur due to injury.

November 2: Announces his retirement from Test cricket following the third Test against Australia.

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