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Sourav Ganguly Anil Kumble. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Yet another champion player in the world cricket takes his birth in the month of October. It is the former skipper of India Anil Kumble, who turned 49 on Thursday. Meanwhile, the wishes poured in for the legendary Indian bowler from all corners of the world.

Anil Kumble bagged 619 wickets:

Despite not being a leg-spinner in the classical mould who turned the ball square, Kumble still picked up a massic 619 Test wickets and 337 ODI wickets. His tally of 619 Test wickets is the most by an Indian in International Cricket.

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The spinner also took ten wickets in an innings against Pakistan in 1999 and as a result, he became only the second cricketer in history after Jim Laker to take all ten wickets in an innings.

Anil Kumble, Indian National Cricket Team
Anil Kumble appeals in Delhi Test. Credits: Hamish Blair/AP.

Gautam Gambhir termed Kumble the biggest match-winner for the country and tweeted “Birthday wishes to India’s greatest match-winner Anil Kumble! Have learnt so much from you and you are the best leader that I have played under! Thanks for inspiring generations of cricketers”.

Meanwhile, Anil Kumble tweeted “One of India’s greatest ever match winners and a terrific role model. Sorry for depriving you of your second century Anil Kumble Bhai. But I pray that you score a century in real life. Only 51 more to go, come on…come on Anil Bhai! Happy Birthday.”

Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble. Credits: Getty Images

Recently, he has been appointed as the director of cricket operations of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kings XI will be the third IPL team Kumble will be involved with. He started out as a player and later captained Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2008.

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He was then appointed as a mentor by the same team, before joining Mumbai Indians in a similar role in 2013. And also, he served as the head coach of the Indian National Cricket Team as well.

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