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Indian spinner Kumble declares retirement

Published: Sunday, November 2, 2008, 15:31 [IST]
 
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Indian spinner Kumble calls it a day!

New Delhi, Nov 2: As they say, all good things has to end... So has Kumble's successful stint in International Cricket. On Sunday, Nov 2, Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumle finally declared it a day.

At the end of the Third test match between India and Australia, Kumble in the press conference in Kotla will finally declare his retirement form Test Cricket. This does come as a shcks as days before Kumble in an interviw had stated that there is still time left for him. Kumble who sustained an injury on his left hand while fielding in the first innings and bowled with 11 stitches has been in poor form this year. He injured his little finger during the course of the third Test and was doubful about the last Test in Nagpur. He has also been under pressure for his place, especially after Amit Mishra claimed seven wickets in his debut in the last Test at Mohali.

No soon the information of Kumble's retirement filtered in, the selectors have informed Dhoni will formally take over as captain from the fourth test in Nagpur. However, official word is awaited from Kumble and the Indian team management.

The 38-year-old leg spinner, who has captured 619 wickets in 132 Tests stands third in the list of highest wicket-takers after Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan.


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