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Old 3rd November 2008, 16:57   #21
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A very underated bowler in my view. Dismissed by Keith Fletcher, the then England coach, as someone who England didn't need to worry about 'cause "I watched him and he didn't turn a ball all afternoon", Kumble predictably decimated England. The fact that he didn't turn the ball massively or spectacularly is perhaps the reason why he doesn't quite get the plaudits he deserved: his skills were more subtle than that, but his wicket tally, attitude and almost continuous 19 year Test career, bear testament to a remarkable bowler.
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Indeed. He really wasn't the most exciting bowler to watch was he. Still a great record
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i actually enjoyed watching him - you would be thinking how could this guy take so many wickets over the years - then watch as he decimated a teams batting order
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I don't think Glenn McGrath was particularly exciting to watch - I'd much rather watch Lillee or even Bob Willis - but no doubt as to the quality. I read that Kumble passed Kapil Dev's Indian record in 41 fewer Tests. That is something special. He looked a bit blunted over the last year or two, but his style rather proved that huge turn isn't necessary for a good wrist spinner to take wickets, nor a thrown "doosra", sledging or any other sort of nonsense. It's just that trapping someone leg before with a straight one or yorking them with a quick straight one (one of my favourite Kumble dismissals) isn't as memeorable as watching Shane Warne turn the ball three feet from outside leg stump.
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The fact he once took all ten in a test innings says a lot. Only ever been done once before in 130 years of test cricket.
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He was great when playing for Northants in 1995. Over a hundred wickets at not very many. Compare that to the appalling county performances of the other Indian retiree.

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I don't think Glenn McGrath was particularly exciting to watch - I'd much rather watch Lillee or even Bob Willis - but no doubt as to the quality. I read that Kumble passed Kapil Dev's Indian record in 41 fewer Tests. That is something special. He looked a bit blunted over the last year or two, but his style rather proved that huge turn isn't necessary for a good wrist spinner to take wickets, nor a thrown "doosra", sledging or any other sort of nonsense. It's just that trapping someone leg before with a straight one or yorking them with a quick straight one (one of my favourite Kumble dismissals) isn't as memeorable as watching Shane Warne turn the ball three feet from outside leg stump.
He was very good but Warne, as you imply, was a great.
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