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newscricket22 days ago

Anil Kumble probably the greatest match-winner India has produced, states Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh has said that Anil Kumble is probably the greatest match-winner India has ever produced given the fact that the former India skipper would find wickets even in unfavourable conditions. The off-spinner played under Kumble’s captaincy from 2007 to the time when the latter retired.
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newscricketa month ago

Covid substitutes aimed at encouraging matches to resume, reveals Anil Kumble

ICC Cricket Committee chairman Anil Kumble has stated that the ICC introduced COVID substitutes in order to bring normalcy back during extra-ordinary times. Kumble has further added that the idea of not allowing external substances for ball-shining is to avoid a wrong precedent for the future.
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newscricketa month ago

One thing that can happen is use of two new balls in Test matches, suggests Wasim Jaffer

Wasim Jaffer has suggested that ICC could look into having two new balls in the longest format of the game and also added that the curators could have a balanced wicket for both batsmen and bowlers. He has also reckoned that ICC should strike a balance between bat and ball in the coming years.
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newscricketa month ago

Helpful pitches will instil balance between bat and balls, suggests Anil Kumble

ICC Cricket Committee chief Anil Kumble has suggested that instead of using foreign substances on the cricket ball, the ICC could curate pitches accordingly to maintain the balance between bat and ball. Earlier, Kumble and his committee also recommended the use of sweat on the ball for shining.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Can we stop glorifying the 2003/04 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, please

Nostalgia is quite a powerful drug: it zaps us back in time, brings warmth to our heart and makes us reminisce about the good ol’ days, making us realize how good, easy and simple things were back in the day. But what’s undermined is its ability to create a false perception.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Saliva ban for ball shining just an interim measure, reveals Anil Kumble

ICC Cricket Committee chairman Anil Kumble has attested that the ban on saliva for ball shining purposes recommended by the committee is only an interim measure until things go back to normal. Recently, the committee has suggested the usage of sweat for the same to control the spread of the virus.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC Cricket Committee allows use of sweat instead of saliva to aid swing bowling

The Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee has unanimously recommended the usage of sweat instead of saliva in the post-coronavirus world but was not in support of using artificial substances. The committee has also recommended that home umpires will temporarily replace neutral umpires.
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newscricket2 months ago

Standing with Rahul Dravid at slip for RCB was surreal, asserts Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey, who has idolised Rahul Dravid since he was a kid, has stated that standing at the cordon alongside the former Indian skipper was a surreal moment for him. Pandey also shed light on the conversation with Anil Kumble before he became the first Indian to score a century in the IPL.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Anil Kumble’s 17th-year captaincy jump a mixture of disciple and discipline

Since making his debut in the 90s, when Indian cricket was just recovering from the heroics of Kapil Dev from the '83 World Cup, Anil Kumble has created a ruckus in the country with his spin bowling. Very often, he has been right amongst the mix of being hailed as one of the best in the country.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

Would give Anil Kumble my life for the way he backed me, states Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir was full of praise for former Indian skipper Anil Kumble and attested that he would be ready to give his life to the latter for the sheer support the leg-spinner provided as captain. Gambhir further opined that Kumble would have had 900 Test wickets had DRS existed back in the day.
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