Anil Kumble turns 47, Virender Sehwag calls leg spinning great India's greatest 'Dhan'

Updated On : 17 Oct , 2017 , 12:02 PM
New Delhi:

Indian leg-spinning great Anil Kumble who turned 47 on Tuesday was flooded with Birthday wishes from former and present cricketers and his large fan base across the world.

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag who generally takes to Twitter to send down his greetings in his trademark manner extended his greetings to the leg-spinner by calling the legend, India's greatest Dhan.

Kumble and Sehwag have shared some great moments under the sun for team India by churning out match-winning performances in the same game, be it Test or ODIs.

In the first Test at Multan where Sehwag famously registered a triple century, Kumble took eight-wickets in that match, including a six-wicket haul in Pakistan 's second innings. Both the champion cricketers were part of the team that Sourav Ganguly led to the 2003 World Cup final.

Sehwag was one of the names that were in contention for replacing Kumble as coach of the Indian men’s cricket team. Kumble had vacated the post after a highly successful year after he said that he came to know the “reservations” that captain Virat Kohli had with his style. 

Eventually, though, Ravi Shastri won the race and has continued as India coach ever since. Sehwag had recently said in a TV news channel that he probably didn’t make the cut because of a lack of “setting.”

First Published : Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:38 AM
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