The 3rd test match of the Border-Gavaskar trophy 2008 saw the ending of perhaps, one of the best spinners India has ever produced. His name is Anil Kumble.
It was real surprise decision with one more test to go in the series, many would have wondered , why he made this decision. He had a bad injury to his left hand while attempting a catch in the match. He might have to go a surgery in the hand to get it fixed, so he thought its the right time to retire. Anil Kumble had a really illustrious career in both One days and Tests for India..
He has taken 619 wickets from 132 tests, and 337 wickets from 271 matches.
First thing that comes to ur mind.. when u think of Kumble is his undying attitude, whatever maybe the situation , he was always prepared to take any sort of challenge. One match u can never forget , is that test match against west indies, where he suffered the broken jaw. He got a plaster and came back in the field to bowl again, with that sort of pain, and took brian lara 's wicket. that was tremendous commitment by any sportsman. His achievements have no boundaries, Hes the only Indian bowler and 2nd only to Jim Laker in the cricket history , to take 10 wickets in an innings against pakistan, in the same ground, where he has decided to bid adieu today ..
This is a small tribute to the great Legend of Indian cricket " ANIL KUMBLE "