November 19, 2008
Anil Kumbles’ decision to retire from the international test cricket has invited varied reactions from different quarters. If we see it from the positive side, the retirement of veteran leg-spinner has given a magical opportunity to the upcoming spinners in queue to showcase their talent and win laurels for the Indian Cricket team.
The departure of kumble from the international cricket has given more responsibility on the shoulders of Harbhajan Singh to preserve and carry on the famous spin bowling attack of the Indian team.
But Singh was also clear in mind that Anil Bhai (his nickname to anil kumble) sequestration after the Kotla test will in no way prove to be a distraction in India’s way of sealing a series victory against the resurgent Australian team in the Final test to be played at Nagpur.
Anil Kumbles’ decision to call it quits has evoked a lot of positivism in it as it will allow other spinners to prove their bowling mettle on the field. Kumble has built a legacy or fashion of sought which the other upcoming spinners can look to follow. Not only in his entire cricketing career spanning over 18 years, jumbo as he’s fondly called, has left a lot of optimism for the young lot of the Indian cricket team.
The long career of Anil Kumble has shown that regardless of discouragement and air of pessimism surrounding you as a player how through your dedication and determination the fate of a match can be turned in your favor. Apart from his personal traits, Kumble also enjoyed a good rapport within the team and was always considered a good motivator and an excellent leader.
The long career of Anil Kumble has shown that regardless of discouragement and air of pessimism surrounding you as a player how through your dedication and determination the fate of a match can be turned in your favor.
However, it is advisable in the near future for the Indian cricket team not to get distract from the looming landmarks in addition to further departures of the senior players in the future for the good health of the team.