Jumbo gets his due

Published: Monday, December 31, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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Anil KumbleFinally Anil Kumble the warrior was given his due though a belated one when he was appointed as Team India Test captain. However the gentle giant vindicated selectors decision leading his side to a clinical win against Pak in Test series.

We had a glimpse of this master tactician in his debut match as captain in Kotla Test against Pak when he used Ganguly in sporadic spells which yielded the results. Dada with his military medium pace and a stump to stump line with a slight away movement just enough to troble right-handers.

Kumble is experienced, intelligent, committed and aggressive (don't go by his mild looks) This mechanical engineer from Bangalore, who engineered many of India's home and away wins in Tests and ODIs, is one of the most popular and respected players in the world. Like most Karnataka cricketers, he never courts controversies. Kumble's elevation to captaincy is the best thing to have happened to Indian cricket in recent times.


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