Kumble to captain in Test series
November 8, 2007
Anil Kumble was named India's captain for the three-Test series against Pakistan. The selectors announced the Test captaincy and retained the same one-day squad for the next two ODIs.
After Sachin Tendulkar declined the captaincy, Kumble appeared as the dark horse in the race, while Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the favourite to get the job.
Kumble had said yesterday that he would do the job if asked to. "I don't know what the big deal is, why so much is being made of this. I have said this before also." The only time Kumble led India was in a one-dayer against India in Chennai in 2001-02.