Anil Kumble is seen as one of the vital profitable bowlers of India for a motive. Kumble, in his historic profession, picked 619 Test wickets and 337 ODI wickets – probably the most by any Indian bowler in each the codecs. The off-spinner additionally became the one Indian to take 10 wickets in a single innings of a Test match in 1999 Test towards Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. But whereas Kumble was making a reputation for himself, he was typically in contrast with his contemporaries Shane Warne from Australia and Muttiah Muralitharan from Sri Lanka.
Both Warne and Muralitharan, too, achieved nice success in each the codecs. The two spinners are considered two of the best bowlers within the historical past of the sport alongside Kumble. In a latest interplay on Instagram Live with Pommie Mbangwa, Kumble opened up on the comparisons with each the bowlers.
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“It was very difficult to compare since these two guys could spin the ball on any surface. It became very very difficult for me, when they started comparing me with Warne or Murali,” Kumble said.
“Murali, I would see him a lot more because India-Sri Lanka played very often. So it was always a congratulatory note coming for me from Murali after I pass on every milestone and Murali would be 30 wickets to the next one,” he added.
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“I would congratulate him in advance saying Murali, another 30 wickets to go for your 500, congratulations. He would say no no no, this is a long way. I would say that’s 3 Test matches for you,” Kumble additional recalled.
“We obviously shared a very good rapport amongst all of us (Warne, myself, Murali). It was really nice to see all of us do well for respective countries,” the Indian bowler added.