India captain Anil Kumble announced his retirement from the Test cricket after the third Test against Australia in New Delhi.
The 38-year-old is Test cricket’s third-highest Test wicket taker with 619 wickets, trailing only Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and Australia’s retired Shane Warne.
“It was a very tough decision, especially when you have performed for 18 years and been so competitive,” he said at the presentation ceremony after the match had ended in a draw. “But the body helped me make the decision. This injury also helped.”
Kumble had suffered a deep cut in his left little finger which needed 11 stitches during the match.
“I had already decided to leave after this series, but decided once I realised I won’t be 100 percent for Nagpur (fourth Test).”
Rahul dravid Says about kumble
“Gifted spinner, stoic warrior, devoted son, gentle father, enthusiastic photographer, demanding team-mate, committed friend – Anil Kumble is a man of many interesting parts. It is hard not to admire such a man, “