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Anil Kumble (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 17, 2020

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Short Biography

Anil Kumble was born on 17-10-1970 in Bengaluru in the state of Karnataka, India. He is an Indian Cricket Coach, Cricket Commentator & former Cricket Player who played as a Leg spin bowler.

Other Name: Anil Radhakrishna Kumble
Other Professions: Cricket Commentator Cricket Player

Anil Kumble Complete Bio & Career

Anil Kumble got his primary education from St. English School and National High School of Basavangudi, Bangalore. After this, he completed graduation in Mechanical Engineering from the National School of College of Engineering (RVCE). In 1989, at the age of 19, he played his first domestic match against Hyderabad. At that time, he played on behalf of the Karnataka team. Then Anil Kumble was selected in the Indian Under-19 Test team. In this category, Pakistan scored magnificent 113 and 76 runs against U-19. They were classified in the Indian ODI team due to the recent great bowling and batting. In the debut match of  Asia Cup played in Sharjah, they displayed a high bowling figure against Sri Lanka.
He then played a Test match against South Africa in 1992-93. Anil Kumble was one of the successful players in the tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe tour of this time. After that, he has been an important place in the Indian cricket team. Kumble has been successful in sports like his ideal Chandrasekhar. They made their mark at the international level. Anil Kumble made history in the cricket world when he took 10 wickets in only 26 runs in just 26.3 overs playing the Test match against Pakistan on the Feroz Shah Kotla ground in Delhi on February 7, 1999. Anil Kumble became the second player in the world with ten wickets. Earlier England's off-spinner Jim Laker made a record of taking 10 wickets in an innings.
Anil Kumble is India's first spinner and second Indian player to cross the 200-wicket mark in International Cricket Over Limited. After taking 10 wickets Anil Kumble, India not only won the series of 2 matches but also gave Anil Kumble the man of the match. Due to this achievement, Anil can register his name in Cricket's Hall of Fame. Jim Leyer, the first player to take 10 wickets, made his record on 31 July 1956, which was 43 years before. From their diversity in bowling, they constantly trouble the opposition batsmen. Googly and Flipper were the biggest bowlers of their bowling, but they used to lower the batsmen out of their spin and yorker.
He also has taken 337 wickets in 265 innings of 271 one-day matches. And he has been the most successful bowler in Team India, taking 619 wickets in 236 innings of 132 Test matches.  Anil Kumble was also the captain of the Indian cricket team for one year from November 2007. Anil Kumble retired from international cricket in March 2007. He also captained the Indian Test team in 2008, at the peak of his career. Until retirement, he was playing in the IPL till 2010. Even after retirement, this great player of Indian cricket was associated with cricket, and in 2016, he became the coach of the Indian cricket team. Under his leadership, the Indian team also became the number one Test team in the world in 2017.

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1995 Cricket
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2005 Sports

Anil Kumble Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Krishna Swamy
Mother Saroja
Brother Dinesh Kumble
Sister None
Wife Chethana Ramatheertha
Daughters Aaruni Kumble, Svasti Kumble
Son Mayas Kumble

He was born to Krishna Swamy and Saroja. He has a brother named Dinesh Kumble. He is married to Chethana Ramatheertha since 1999. He has two daughters named Aaruni Kumble and Svasti Kumble, and a son named Mayas Kumble.

Life's Important Dates Of Anil Kumble

Body Measurements

Chest Size 41
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Bangalore
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Bangalore, Karnataka, India
School Holy Saint English School, Bangalore
National High School, Basavanagudi, Bangalore
College Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE), Bangalore
Qualification B.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
Hobbies Travelling and Photography
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - vs England at Emirates Old Trafford, Aug 09, 1990
ODI - vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Apr 25, 1990
Best Friends Sachin Tendulkar and Javagal Srinath
Salary N/A
Net Worth $10 Million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Place Caribbean Islands
Favorite Food Sea Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Anil Kumble

  • In 1995, he was conferred by Arjun Award, by the Government of India
  • He is one of the Most wicket-taker bowlers in Test matches from India
  • Kumble played his first Test career between 1990 and 2008, he took 619 wickets.
  • On February 4, 1999, against the Delhi showed the feat of taking all 10 wickets in 74 runs while nine maidens in 26.3 overs in the fourth innings of a Test.
  • He also has the perfection of taking 337 wickets in 265 innings of 271 one-day matches.
  • In 1996, he received the award of Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
  • In 2005, he was awarded by Padma Shri, by the Government of India.
  • In 2015 he won the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, award given by ICC.
  • He is one of the successful bowlers in the world who took 100 wickets in less time in 21 Test matches.
  • He is India's first bowler to take 500 and 600 wickets in Test matches.

Anil Kumble Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

53 years, 9months, 1 day old age Anil Kumble will turn 54 on 17 October, 2024. Only 2 months, 28 days, 11 hours,48 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Anil Kumble has celebrated the total number of 54 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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