Anil Kumble Wiki, Age, Mother, Family, Height, Girlfriend, Biography & More

Anil Kumble (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Retirement, Mother, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, IPL Price, Wife, Net Worth & More

Anil Kumble is an amazing Indian bowler who has conquered all formats of domestic and international cricket. He is a right handed batsman and a leg break bowler who has shown some incredible bowling tactics in his entire career.

Kumble played for Bangalore in domestic cricket and for Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian premier league.


Real nameAnil Kumble
NicknameApple, Jumbo
ProfessionIndian cricketer
Date of birth17 October 1970
Age (as in 2021) 50 year old 
Zodiac signLibra
Birth placeBangalore, Karnataka, India
FamilyFather- Krishna Swamy
Mother- Saroj
CasteNot known
Home TownBangalore, Karnataka, India

Birth and Early life

Anil Kumble was born on 17 October 1970 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. His family hails from Kasaragod, Kerala, India. He did his primary schooling from Holy Saint English School, and high schooling from National High School Basavanagudi.

Initially his craze for cricket began on the streets of Bangalore and joined “Young Cricketers” club at the age of 13. He graduated in B.E from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. 

Education and More

SchoolHoly Saint English School
CollegeRashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering
AwardsPadma Shri (2005)


Domestic career-

Anil Kumble made his first-class debut on 30 November 1989, for Karnataka against Hyderabad. He was selected to play for India’s Under-19s against Pakistan and he scored a lot of runs. Kumble announced his retirement from all forms of cricket before his IPL mentorship debut in 2011. Under his mentorship Bangalore reached runner up position. 

International career

He made his ODI debut against Srilanka on 25 April 1990, in the Austral Asia Cup. In the game against Pakistan and ended up with two wickets. He made his test debut the same year when India toured England. His amazing performance in the Irani trophy, helped him score a place in the India side that toured South Africa and Zimbabwe. 

Kumble took 50 wickets in 10 matches and became the fastest Indian bowler to do so until Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed him. His 100 test wickets in 21 matches became the fastest after Erapalli Prasanna ( who took 100 wickets in 20 matches). In January 1994, Kumble took his first 10 wicket haul in the 14th match in the Sri Lanka tour of India. 

On 17 January 2008, in the third test against Australia at WACA, Perth, Kumble became the first Indian bowler and third in the world to reach the milestone of 600 test wickets. He announced his retirement from international cricket, first class cricket and list A cricket on 2 November 2008.


Playing StyleBowler
International debutTest- 9 August 1990 against England
ODI- 25 April 1990 against Sri Lanka
T20i – Not Yet
Debut MatchesFirst-class on 1989
List-A on 1989
T20s- 2006
Retirement 4 January 2012
TeamsIndia, Karnataka, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire,
Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey
Batting StyleRight handed
Bowling StyleLeg break
Jersey no.Not known
Best RecordODI record of taking most wickets at a particular cricket ground (56 wickets in Sharjah Cricket Stadium)
Coach/ MentorNot known


IPL Debut Match2011
Years of Played Matches and teamsRoyal Challengers Bangalore
RecordNot known
IPL priceNot known

Personal life

Anil Kumble’s father’s name is Krishna Swamy and mother’s name is Saroj. He has a brother named Dinesh Kumble. He married Chethana Kumble and had three children, two daughters (Svasti and Aaruni) and one son Mayas.

Marital statusMarried
WifeChethana Kumble
Net worth11 million
SalaryNot known

Physical Status & More

Weight78 kg
Body MeasurementsChest: 42 Inches
Waist: 34 Inches
Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye colourBrown
Hair colourBlack
HobbiesWildlife Photography

Some important facts about Anil Kumble-

  • Anil Kumble was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • He was often called “Jumbo” because of his fast deliveries like a  jumbo jet.
  • Due to his achievement, a traffic circle in Bengaluru is named after him, and he also has a customized license plate: KA-10-N-10.
  • He was given Arjuna award in 1995.

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