One of sport's best ever bowler and India's greatest spinner, Anil Kumble turned 48 on October 17. 'Jumbo', as he was widely called as, rattled and blew away opposition on uncountable occasions during his 18 years in cricket.
Having made his debut well back in 1990, Kumble enjoyed a tremendous career in both the formats of the game. In Test cricket, he played an astonishing 132 matches, picking up an unbelievable 619 wickets. His exploits with the red-ball sees him third in the list of all-time wicket takers in the format. As for ODIs, Kumble was equally good, if not better. In 271 matches, he took an impressive 337 wickets, which is the highest for any Indian and ninth highest of all time.
On this occasion, a number of his former teammates paid heartwarming tributes to Kumble. Leading the way for wishes, as always, was Virender Sehwag. On his Twitter handle, his message read,
There were a number of others who wished Jumbo on his birthday.