Sunday, November 2, 2008

Jumbo's adieu

Anil Kumble announced his retirement after the third test against Australia. Thank Kumble for his yeoman service to Indian cricket over the years.I would like to congratulate you for the great services you have rendered to the Indian cricket team and the big brother character you have maintained in the team.. All the Best for your future endeavors.He is the greatest spinner the game has ever seen... thanks jumbo for all the entertainment you gave us... we bid farewell to u with tears in our eyes.Not many cricketers have brought us the joy, happiness in a sport ! You are one those rare breeds.. a human on and off the field. I salute you and thank u!! You have become a legend and joined the league of Vishwanath, Chandra, Pras, Kirmani...! A lad from Bangalore who made the whole country proud of her son...!Goodbye, Anil Kumble! You will go down in history as the greatest Indian bowler to-date. You won more test matches with the ball for India than anyone else. Kapil came closest, with Prasanna and Chandrasekhar close behind. But the many memorable test victories you engineered abroad in the 2004-07 period -- and your magnificent achievements at home over the length of your 18-year career -- will remain indelibly in our hearts forever. Thank you Jumbo! Somehow, your last test wicket epitomised everything you stood for: running back off your own bowling to pluck a very difficult catch made all the more astonishing since you had 11 raw surgical stitches on one hand.a very sad news of the retirement of the legendary spinner with a pure,good and the noble soul...we remember u for all the things u have done for India[10 wkts in a match against Pakistan]...u have achieved everything in ckt...hats off to your performance!!!we miss you so much jumbo...:(