Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble (Credits - Getty)

Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman has recalled the dream spell from the Indian spin wizard Anil Kumble who took ten wickets in a single innings against Pakistan. It has been 22 years exactly since Kumble created history by becoming the second cricketer in the world to bag a 10 wicket haul in a single innings on February 7, 1999. Kumble will cherish looking back on this day as it is one of the great achievements ever.

Jim Laker was the first cricketer to take ten wickets in a single inning and get his name on the record books. Kumble holds the record for most wickets by an Indian bowler in Test as well as ODI cricket. He has taken 619 wickets for India in the longest format and remains the third-highest wicket-taker of all time in Test cricket. Kumble is famous for his accuracy and deceiving the batsman through his speeds.

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Anil Kumble  (Credits: Web)

Kumble Left Every One Of Us Spellbound – VVS Laxman

Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman commented on the video shared by BCCI to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of spin king Anil Kumble taking a ten-wicket haul in a single inning. Laxman termed the spell as a ‘dream’ one and he reminded memories of how Kumble demolished the Pakistan batting line up. He added that the legendary spinner Kumble left all the players spellbound and in awe of his achievement.

“One of the most memorable days in my career. What a dream spell from the champion to demolish a good Pakistan lineup.@anilkumble1074 left every one of us spellbound. #legend”
VVS Laxman replied to the video posted by BCCI. It indeed was a great spell from the leggie as he ran past through the batting order of Pakistan. In fact, VVS Laxman completed a catch at Short leg for Kumble to get his 10th and final wicket.
VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman [Photo-Getty]

The Greatest Match-Winner Of Indian Cricket

Kumble was termed as the greatest match-winner of Indian cricket by former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir reply tweet on the video posted by BCCI. Kumble has taken 35 five-wicket hauls in his career and was part of the era of the Fab five comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, and Anil Kumble. He served as the head coach of the Indian cricket team and later was replaced by Ravi Shastri.

Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble [Photo-AFP]
Kumble is a handy batsman down the order and has scored a century and five fifties in the 132 tests he played for India.