Anil Kumble announches his retirement today

November 2nd, 2008 Posted in Cricket News

Anil Kumble, the legend of India‘s Test captain, has announced his retirement from international cricket.  Anil Kumble will not play the last Test of the series against Australia in Nagpur. His pronouncement came during the fifth day’s play in Delhi, the sight of his greatest bowling effort, at the end of which he was carried off the field by teammates in an touching farewell.

 Due to his announcement Mahendra Singh Dhoni will now lead India in the Nagpur Test.

Anil Kumble Stats in Test Match as follows

Played : 132 Tests

Wickets Taken : 619 wickets (the most among Indians and third on the all-time list)

He suffered with injury problem in this series against Australia. He suffered from shoulder injury in the first Test in Bangalore. He didn’t play the second test and Dhoni captained the Second Test.  In third test he injured his which ultimately sealed his decision to retire. "It’s a tough decision when you have played 18 years of cricket and been so competitive. But my body helped make the decision and also, this [finger] injury," he said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

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