New Delhi, Oct 17: Legendary India bowler and current Head Coach of the Indian cricket team, Anil Kumble, is celebrating his 46th birthday.
Jumbo, he is fondly called, is India's most successful bowler in Tests as well as ODIs.
The tall Karnataka spinner was always hailed for his astute knowledge of the game, dogged determination and commitment to excellence during his playing days.
When a 19-year-old Kumble made his his Test debut back in 1990 at the Old Trafford in Manchester, his performance largely went unnoticed as there was a 17-year-old teenager, who scored the first of his 100 international hundreds.
The greatest moment in Test cricket for Kumble obviously will remain his 'Perfect 10' - 10/74 - against Pakistan at the Feroz Shah Kotla. He is only the second player in the history of the game after Jim Laker to have achieved such a feat.
Jumbo ended his 18-year career with 619 Test and 337 ODI wickets and has now donned the role of India's chief coach.
Several India cricketers took to Twitter to wish Kumble on his birthday. Here's who greeted Kumble and how:
A champion in every sense of the word, happy birthday to @anilkumble1074! May you lead our country to jumbo victories always!— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 17, 2016
Happy great birthday @anilkumble1074 & all the best for the next ODIs! :-)— Lt. Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) October 17, 2016
Wishing you a very happy birthday @anilkumble1074 Anil bhai. Looking forward to seeing you on the 20th.— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) October 17, 2016
Today: Aravinda de Silva is 51 & Anil Kumble is 46.— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 17, 2016
In all internationals Kumble has dismissed deSilva most times - 14!
Many happy returns @anilkumble1074— Vijay Bharadwaj (@vbharadwajcri) October 17, 2016
By pitting players against each other we aren't going to gain anything but just a juicy headline.Lets respect ppl and keep the game healthy🙏— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) October 17, 2016
Happy Birthday to Indian cricket's biggest match-winner @anilkumble1074 Have a great one, Anil Bhai...— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 17, 2016
Happy birthday @anilkumble1074. Have a blessed day and year. Best wishes!— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) October 17, 2016
Many happy returns of the day Anil bhai,may u keep taking Indian cricket to the new heights @anilkumble1074— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 17, 2016