Sachin Tendulkar took to social media to wish his former teammate and friend Anil Kumble on the latter’s birthday. Kumble, who retired from international cricket in 2008, is celebrating his 49th birthday on October 18, 2019 (Thursday). The former Indian spin great was wished by many from the cricketing fraternity, including Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag, on his special day. Tendulkar praised Kumble for always being a fierce competitor in the field. Kumble is currently serving as the chairman of ICC’s (International Cricket Council) cricket committee. Anil Kumble Birthday Special: From an Engineering Graduate to Taking 619 Test Wickets, Here’re Lesser-Known Things about ‘Jumbo’ of Indian Cricket.
“Wishing you a very happy birthday Anil Kumble. I've always known you as a fierce competitor and it was always a pleasure sharing the field with you,” said Sachin in his birthday wish for his former India teammate. Sachin made his international debut a year before but both were two indispensable members of the Indian cricket team in the early 2000s when India, under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, tasted numerous victories both at home and abroad. Virender Sehwag Wishes Anil Kumble on His 49th Birthday, Apologises to the Former Leg-Spinner for Depriving Him of His Second Test Century (See Post).
Sahin Wishes Old Friend Anil Kumble on His Birthday
Wishing you a very happy birthday Anil Kumble. I've always known you as a fierce competitor and it was always a pleasure sharing the field with you. pic.twitter.com/h7IeRd6Txu
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 17, 2019
Tendulkar also played for India under Kumble’s captaincy. It was in 2007, when Rahul Dravid resigned from captaincy and Tendulkar refused to take over the reins, that Kumble was appointed the captain. He remains the only leg spinner to have captained the Indian team and captained them through one of Indian cricket’s tough most series in Australia where both the teams made more headlines for things other than cricket.