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Anil Kumble Says 'Perfect Ten' Was Destiny

Cricketnext Staff |February 7, 2017, 11:09 AM IST
Anil Kumble Says 'Perfect Ten' Was Destiny

New Delhi: On this very day 18 years ago, current Team India coach Anil Kumble had picked 10 wickets in the second innings against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Feroze Shah Kotla. He was not only the second bowler in the history of Test cricket after Jim Laker to achieve the feat, but was also instrumental in India drawing the series after they lost the first game in Chennai.

Set a target of 420, Pakistan were cruising at 101/0 with openers Shahid Afridi and Saeed Anwar looking in complete control. But that is when Kumble struck. From a situation where the game looked set to head to a draw, Pakistan suffered a collapse and India won by 212 runs.

Speaking to BCCI on the feat, Anil Kumble said that it was destined and such achievements cannot be planned.

Interestingly, it was umpire AV Jayaprakash who had declared all 10 Pakistan batsmen out.

While Kumble's teammates were really happy for him, Venkatesh Prasad hid the ball as the leg-spinner went searching for it. Prasad handed it over to Kumble after an hour, much to his delight.

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