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    Anil Kumble - India's New Test Captain

    Kumble to captain in Test series

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    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.

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    Indeed a much better choice than Dhoni imo.
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    Anil will become the first bowler since Kapil Dev to lead India in a test match. Having served India for so long, he fully deserves to be the captain.


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    Respected player. Good decision.

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    Sanjay Manjrekar rightly said that this is a perfect gift for the man who has given such great service to Indian cricket.

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    good decision. but dhoni will most likely be captain after the tour of aus
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    Best of luck to Anil Kumble. He's a very patriotic man so I'm sure this is a big honour to him.
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    I'm pleased for him, very likable guy from what I've seen in interviews and the like.
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    Does he have much Captaining experience or just playing experience?
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    Kumble has captained a fair bit UIMM, and is highly regarded.

    Excellent choice AFAIC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speersy View Post
    Does he have much Captaining experience or just playing experience?
    Currently captaining Karnataka state Ranji team, so has captained at the FC level.
    And as he himself said, has been vice-captain of the test team as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumitsood View Post
    Sanjay Manjrekar rightly said that this is a perfect gift for the man who has given such great service to Indian cricket.
    I wouldn't call the captaincy of the Indian team a 'gift'. It's more like something you'd give to a guy you despised. If I was in the Indian Test team, I wouldn't touch captaincy with a ten foot pole.

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    Look this is a good call, but what do people think of this policy of picking or changing captains for each series? For me you pick the best player/option to captain and then pick the team, not chopping and changing.
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    Calm down !! They didn't remove anyone from captaincy, If you have been following the new lately you would have noticed that Dravid Resigned and Tendulkar refused. Dhoni seems to be too young hence picking Kumble.

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