When you recall this particular date in the history of Indian cricket, you will recall it with joy and delight if you were a cricket lover born in the 20th century.
Today is the 19th anniversary of former Indian skipper Anil Kumble’s ten-wicket haul in an innings against Pakistan at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. The magical spell of 10/74 is still fresh in the memories of every Indians.
It is a feat which has been achieved only two bowlers in international cricket which includes Kumble. The other bowler is Jim Laker from England to accomplish the feat.
Kumble is arguably India’s greatest spinner ever as far as statistics are concerned, and his performance, especially in overseas conditions, speaks volume about the bowler who has taken wickets in all conditions.
He has bagged 619 Test wickets in his career and is 3rd in the list behind Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan in the list of leading wicket-takers in the longest format of the game.
On this very day 19 years ago Kumble bamboozled the Pakistan line-up with his sliders and leg breaks and bagged all ten wickets, as India sealed a memorable victory.
New Zealand leg-break bowler, Ish Sodhi who also hails from India grew up idolising Kumble. Taking to his twitter handle, he recalled Kumble’s sensational spell and said how it inspired many young budding bowlers including Sodhi who was just seven years old in 1999.
“#1999 an inspiration. 10-74 @anilkumble1074 … I was 7 years old, don’t know how many times ive seen the video,” he wrote.
— Ish Sodhi (@ish_sodhi) February 7, 2018
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