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Bangalore Royal Challengers captain and former Indian Cricketer


Anil Kumble is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian Test cricket team. He is a right-arm leg spin (legbreak googly) bowler and a right-hand batsman. He is currently the leading wicket-taker for India in both Test and One Day International matches. At present he is the third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket and one of only three bowlers to have taken more than 600 Test wickets. Kumble has had success bowling with other spinners, notably Venkatapathy Raju and Rajesh Chauhan in the 1990s and Harbhajan Singh since 2000.

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 A constant friend and colleague I depended on for advice. An inspiration and a role model. Among Karnataka's finest cricketing sons. 
— Anil Kumble in a tribute to Rahul Dravid after Dravid announced his retirement / March 09, 2012
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 A leg-spinner is needed in one-day cricket, especially in the middle overs to provide variety to the attack, No one should ever write off a leg-spinner. 
— Anil Kumble on the importance of leg spinners / March 05, 2011
 Thank you, jury. It's nice to get recognized but 2009 would have been great if we had won the final. 
— Anil Kumble on winning the Best Breakthrough Performance Award for 2009 in IPL / April 24, 2010
 It's nice that we clicked as a bowling unit. Full marks to Steyn, Vinay, Jacques Kallis and Praveen Kumar. We had planned to use the short ball. When you have someone bowling at 140 or 150 kmph, when you have the quality to do that, you can dig it in a bit and put pressure on the batsmen, 
— Anil Kumble after defeating Mumbai Indians in 2010 Indian Premier League / March 20, 2010
 Well old habits die hard you know. This is just four overs and it's 45 days a year, so it's nice. The ball is coming out of the hand nicely, though it might be a bit slower! I think it's still a young man's game, but I'm happy to do my bit. 
— Anil Kumble when asked about his competitiveness and fitness / March 20, 2010

 We don't like to think too much about being rated favourites. It's just the start, we'll take it one match at a time. I'm extremely pleased that we have won 3 out of 3 matches after the first loss. 
— Anil Kumble is pleased to win 3 matches but is taking one match at a time / March 20, 2010
 It's a very important game. We know the Mumbai Indians have done exceptionally well in their two matches so far. Our team is full of confidence (going into the match), 
— Anil Kumble speaking ahead of their match against Mumbai Indians / March 19, 2010