Former Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble has stated that he doesn’t know why people compared him with Shane Warne. Kumble admitted that Warne was completely a different bowler as he was able to get the turn from any surface. On the other hand, Kumble had a different method to get his wickets. The lanky spinner was known to bowl in the right areas and didn’t turn the ball a great deal.
Kumble relied on bowling a tight line and length for his dismissals. Consequently, he got most of his dismissals via LBW and bowled. Kumble added that it was an honor for him to play for such a long time and finish as the third-highest wicket-taker in the Test fold. The leg-spinner scalped 619 wickets in his illustrious Test career.
Anil Kumble was known to give his best
In fact, Kumble was often compared with Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne but feels it was a tad unfair to be compared with both these spinners. Both Muttiah and Warne used their wrists for the spin and got more turn from the surface as compared to Kumble.
“It feels really wonderful to finish with these many wickets. I never bothered about statistics or what my average should be, I wanted to bowl the whole day and be the one to take wickets. To finish as the third-highest wicket-taker in Tests alongside Murali and Warne is very special. All three of us played in the same era, there were a lot of comparisons, I do not know why people compared me with Warne. Warne was someone really different and he was on a different plane,” Kumble told Mbangwa during the Instagram interaction.
Anil Kumble was well known for his passion for the game. The former Indian skipper was known to give his best every time he turned on the field. Kumble also savored great success in the ODI fold as he scalped 337 wickets in 271 ODI matches.
The leg-spinner was always instrumental in the success of the team and played a crucial role. He served Indian cricket for a long time and he is regarded as one of the best spinners in the history of the game.