Former Indian spinner Anil Kumble was appointed as the new head coach of the Indian cricket team. Kumble, played 132 Tests and 271 ODIs for India in a career spanning 18 years. He holds the record for third highest overall wickets with 619 wickets in Test Cricket.
In the past, Kumble played the mentor role for IPL teams Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI). Kumble even guided RCB to IPL 2009 final.
Kumble outplayed bigwigs of the cricket world such as Tom Moody, Stuart Law, Dav Whatmore, Ravi Shastri and others to become Indian cricket team’s head coach. This will be the first full-time coaching assignment for ace spinner.
BCCI president Anurag Thakur announced that Kumble has been named the Indian coach for the period of next one year.