Born on October 17, 1970, Anil Kumble is a former international cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. A right-arm leg spin bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker. His ability to make the ball bounce with subtle variations in pace made him a tough bowler to face for the batsmen; thus earning him the sobriquet “Jumbo”. Kumble was selected as the Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year in 1993 and one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year three years later. Anil made his debut in the One Day International (ODI) Cricket with the Australasia Cup tournament at Sharjah in the year 1989-90. His Test Cricket career began with a Test Series against England played at Manchester in August 1990. He also represented the Test Cricket team of India in the year 2007. Kumble played 132 Test matches in which he managed to grab 619 wickets at the loss of 18355 runs, with an average of 29.65 runs. He played 271 ODI matches throughout his career in which he took 337 wickets giving away 10412 runs with an average of 30.80 runs. He scored 938 runs with an average of 10.53 runs in the ODI matches he played. He was conferred with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in the year 2005. Between 2012 and 2015, Kumble held positions as a chief mentor for the teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.ssssss In February 2015, he became the fourth Indian cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame. Recently, Kumble has been re-appointed ICC Cricket Committee chairman for a second term of three years.
Identify the Player:
Questions of this week:
1. Who won overall Championship title in First Inter-School Tourney under ‘Chess in Schools’ Programme?
2. Which school has been selected as Nodal School to implement UN SDGs?
3. Which team won the match played between Rising Pune Supergiants and Delhi Daredevils on May 17, 2016?
4. Which School emerge winner in under-17 Football (boys) played during Inter School District Level Tournament at GGM Science College?
5. Who has been selected to lead India’s 18-member team to FIH Chamapions Trophy to be held at London?
Answers of the last week:
1. AB de Villiers 2. Shanshak Manohar 3. Ravi Terriers 4. Ex-MLA Samba Yash Pal Kundal 5. Anil Kumble.
The best entry of this week was received from Niharika Sharma of Talab Tillo.
The other entries of the week were from Sanjay Dhar of Upper Laxmi Nagar, Sarwal, Jammu, Ravi Sharma of Bhatindi, Sanju Gupta of Jeevan Nagar, Suman Jasrotia of Samba, Mohammad Arif of Channi and Vishal Sharma of RS Pura.
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