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    Can Kumble overtake Warne as the second highest wicket taker in Tests?

    This thread is essentially a Tribute thread to Indian Captain Anil Kumble who has just passed 600 Test wickets without being heralded widely like the others before him...thats the nature of this great champion bowler...very successful while very unassuming and goes about his business quietly ...IMO he deserves all the success and is really arguably the best spinner in World Cricket at the moment....

    My poll here is to see what everyone in CW think of his chances of topping Warnes wicket tally of 708 before he retires ...I think 2 more years of Test Cricket will get him there...thoughts...

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    He's pretty old ATM. Nudging 38 isn't he? Reckon his last series will be the one against the Aussies at home. Don't think he can take as many wickets as he needs in that space of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    He's pretty old ATM. Nudging 38 isn't he? Reckon his last series will be the one against the Aussies at home. Don't think he can take as many wickets as he needs in that space of time.
    When is that ?

    The way he is bowling at the moment, age shouldn't limit him playing longer..

    Eddie Hemmings played at 43 odd IIRC

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    I don't think he's giving it up for a couple of years yet, especially since he just became captain. Anyone know our itinerary for the next couple of years?

    It all depends on who we play and where.

    Much love to Anil though. Absolute deadset legend wherever he does finish up.


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    Kumble has only just turned 37. This is very much a question which occurred to me, too. I honestly don't know. I'd like to think he can keep bowling and bowling well - he's had no injuries to speak of, pretty much all his career, and he's definately bowling as well now as he ever has been.

    I'd really like to think he could. First thing, though, is whether he wants to. I hope he'll go on playing for as long as he's bowling well (and, of course, he's currently captaining well too).

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    Took less tests to get 500 and 600 wickets compared to Warne. Has been a bigger part of his bowling attack than Warne but still, fair effort.

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    Warne's got 700 and change, right? Yeah, I think he can do it, sure. Still looks very fit.

    On Kumble's age, I've thought for sometime now that he looks to be aging backwards. I remember what he looked like in the early days with longer hair, the glasses and the mo, he's like a man ten years younger now.
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    Must say before anything else, hats off to Anil Kumble. I would rank him higher than Sachin Tendulkar or Rahul Dravid in terms of match winners. He has been the biggest matchwinner for India over the last 15 years and I will gladly argue anybody who says otherwise. Doesn't have the superstar status the others have, but he is an absolute legend and I would rate him in the top 5 spinners ever to have played the game.

    As far as his age goes, he's a quintessential spin bowler who is getting better and better with age and experience. It was a great move to give him the captaincy as it'll give him the motivation to play on for a couple of years at least. The way he's bowling now, I think he can play and still bowl well until he's 40.

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    If Kumble does then what he will be called ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™ View Post
    Warne's got 700 and change, right? Yeah, I think he can do it, sure. Still looks very fit.

    On Kumble's age, I've thought for sometime now that he looks to be aging backwards. I remember what he looked like in the early days with longer hair, the glasses and the mo, he's like a man ten years younger now.
    Yeah, certainly doesn't look 37. Warne aged horribly compared to Kumble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ View Post
    If Kumble does then what he will be called ?
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    Well, unless someone wants to donate their shoulder to him, I don't see him doing it.
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    well it depends how much longer he can play.. personally i want to see him playing for another two years.. but he has been bowling with the same shoulder for over 18 years now exculding his first class cricket..

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    wanted to throw this.. he averages about 28 or soo.. do u guys think for a spiner that is a decent average? for fast bowlers under 25 is pretty good..i see different story with spiner considering that Warne end up with average of almost 26 and sometimes he considered better than Murali despite Murali's Ave 21 or 22..

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