Anil Radhakrishna Kumble, popularly known as Anil Kumble and nicknamed as “Jumbo” is the current head coach of the Indian Cricket Team. He was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka to parents Krishna Swamy and Saroja. He grew up to become one of the greatest bowlers ever. He took 619 wickets in Test Cricket and went on to become the third highest wicket taker of all time. He was selected Indian Cricket’s Cricketer of the Year in 1993 and three years later he became one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
He made his Test debut against England in 1990. Since then he has played 132 tests in India and has led India to numerous victories. He made a unique record of dismissing all the ten batsmen in a test match innings while playing against Pakistan. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2005. He retired from international cricket in 2008 after serving the Indian Cricket Team for 18 years. He was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2015 becoming one of the four Indians to do so. Mayas Kumble and Svasti make his two children. Also, Aaruni is his wife’s daughter.
Education: Anil Kumble did his primary schooling at the Holy Saint English School. His pre-university college education was done in the National College Basavanagudi. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE).
Some of the best victories led by Anil Kumble
● 6 for 12 against the West Indies at Kolkata, 1993
● 11 for 128 against Sri Lanka at Lucknow, 1994
● 5 for 33 against New Zealand at Wellington, 1994
● 4 for 12 against Pakistan at Toronto, 1996
● 4 for 25 against South Africa at Mumbai, 1996
● 14 for 149 against Pakistan at Delhi, 1999
● 7 for 159 against England at Headingly, 2002
● 8 for 172 against Pakistan at Multan, 2004
● 13 for 181 against Australia at Chennai, 2004
● 10 for 161 against Pakistan at Kolkata, 2005
Anil Kumble Net Worth
The net worth of Anil Kumble is $10.5 Million US dollars as of 2017. His major source of income has been from the game and playing for the nation. He also has been associated with some IPL teams which brought him a good amount. He got a three-year contract worth US$500, 000 per year in the IPL 2008 auctions.
He is associated with a few endorsements and advertisements which add up some more currency to his net worth. He also gets some amount from commentary during home season matches. Currently, he gets a salary of INR 6.5 Million per year as the head coach of India. As the current head coach of India, his net worth is likely to increase in the future.
Anil Kumble has a Mercedes – Benz E – class and a Ford Endeavor SUV. The Mercedes car costs well above INR 5 Million and the Ford Endeavor SUV costs nearly INR 3 Million.
Anil Kumble went on to become a sports entrepreneur by starting his own start-up venture called Tenvic that focuses on providing sports education and training in mainstream schools across the country. He himself and his brother Dinesh Kumble are the major investors in this venture.
Anil Kumble was appointed as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team for one year in June 2016. He has done well in guiding India to almost all series victories. He is focusing mainly on increasing the bowling strength of India. Currently, he is preparing the team for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England this year. There are several major series to be played this year and he is well up with his planning and strategies for the team.
A man who truly deserves to be called a “legend” – Anil Kumble served the nation for 18 years and is now guiding the team to new heights. He has seen all success in his life with the ball. He continues to be associated with cricket and hopes to do well for the nation through the game. He will always remain as one of the greatest cricketers in World Cricket.