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Anil Kumble Joins Twitter, follow him @anilkumble1074

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Anil Kumble, India’s greatest match winning bowler and an ex-India cricket captain has joined Twitter on his 44th Birthday. As part of his first day on Twitter he was seen re-tweeting his birthday wishes from fans. He has garnered over 3000 followers and his first tweet was re-tweeted over 200 times.

Anil Kumble who made his First-class debut at the age of 19 took 619 wickets in Test cricket.

He was picked up for the Austral-Asia Cup in 1990 before making his Test debut against England later that year.He represented the Indian Test team on more than 132 Test matches and was responsible for many of India’s victories. As part of the ODI team in early 1990 one of his best performances included his six for 12 (six wickets for 12 runs) against the West Indies.

Anil Kumble selected for the World Cup in 1996 and emerged out as the most successful bowler of the tournament. Playing 7 matches he captured 15 wickets at an average of 18.73. While playing against Pakistan, Kumble dismissed all the ten batsmen in a Test match innings being only the second player to achieve this feat, after Jim Laker of England.

Kumble was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour in 2005. After having played for 18 years, he announced his retirement from international cricket in November 2008. In October 2012, Kumble was appointed the chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC)’s cricket committee. In January 2013, Kumble accepted the role of Chief Mentor with the Mumbai Indians, resigning from a similar position he held in the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Anil Kumble obliged hisfans for their birthday wishes by Re-Tweeting the best tweets.

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