Time to go for Kumble, says Vengsarkar

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New Delhi, Nov 2 (UNI) Criticising Anil Kumble's lack of form, former chairman of selection commitee Dilip Vengsarkar said the Test skipper should quit as his ''time is up now''.

Vengsarkar said he did not foresee Kumble leading the Indian team after the ongoing Test series against Australia.

Vengsarkar also said though Kumble-the highest wicket taker in India has rendered a yeoman service to the team but his poor form suggested he should quit.

''Kumble has not been performing since the last six to seven Tests. He has been a great servant for the country for the last 18 years but he has not done anything of note in the last few matches, his time is up now,'' Vengsarkar told 'News 24 channel' yesterday.

''Kumble looked completely off-color in the match and I don't see him captaining the side after the Nagpur Test,'' he added.

This is not the first time the legspinner has come in for criticism from Vengsarkar. In the first Test in Bangalore questions were raised over Kumble's fitness after he picked up a shoulder injury while bowling.

Vengsarkar felt that Kumble did not used fellow leggie Amit Mishra properly in the ongoing Test match against Australia here.

''Mishra was bowling quite well and was getting good zip but still Jumbo underbowled him,'' Vengsarkar said.


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