Anil Kumble, the legenday Indian spinner has finally joined the micro blogging site Twitter on the occasion of his 44th birthday. His twitter handle is @anilkumble1074, which is due to his best bowling figures in a Test innings, when Anil Kumble took all the 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium at New Delhi. He was the only bowler after Jim Laker to have achieved this feat in Test cricket.
At the moment , he is following 13 handles which includes cricketers like Sachin tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Shane Warne, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh , Zaheer Khan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Among the bollywood stars,he is following Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan and he is also following the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
“Finally on Twitter…& on a day that am a yr older and hopefully wiser! Looking forward…cheers,” – This was his first tweet. Kumble currently holds the record for being the highest wicket taker in both Tests and ODIs for India. In Test cricket, he has 619 wickets with 10-74 being his best performance in an innings while in ODIs , he has 337 wickets , with 6 for 12 being his best .
In the IPL, he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and RCB reached the finals of the 2nd edition under his captaincy . After retiring from IPL, he took up the role of chief mentor of RCB and is currently doing the same for Mumbai Indians.