Started with ‘Jumbo Jet’, Jet left behind, Anil Kumble’s nickname has a funny story

New Delhi. Former Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble is known as ‘Jumbo’, but why is Kumble called ‘Jumbo’ after all. Who gave the name ‘Jumbo’ to Anil Kumble? The former bowler himself had disclosed this. Anil Kumble himself revealed this secret on Twitter after becoming the coach of Team India.

While narrating the story of his famous nickname, Anil Kumble had said, “My nickname was not given by anyone but Navjot Singh Sidhu.” He further added, “It was during an Irani Trophy game, when I was visiting the Kotla. [फिरोज शाह कोटला] I was playing for the rest of India. Navjot Singh Sidhu was standing in his normal position at mid-on. Some of my balls were flying suddenly and Sidhu suddenly said ‘jumbo jet’. He further said that because of my height, people felt that this name would suit me and since then I have become ‘Jumbo’ for people.

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Anil Kumble further told that later ‘Jet’ flew away from his name, only ‘Jumbo’ remained. After this all his colleagues started calling me ‘Jumbo’. So this story is the story of Anil Kumble named ‘Jumbo’. Please tell that Anil Kumble made his Test and ODI debut in 1990. Kumble played his last ODI match in 2007 and last Test match in 2008.

Anil Kumble has taken 619 wickets in 132 Test matches with an economy of 2.69. Kumble has taken 337 wickets in 271 ODIs with an economy of 4.30. Anil Kumble’s first class record has also been excellent. He has taken 1136 wickets in 244 First Class matches with an economy of 2.63 and 514 wickets in 380 List A matches with an economy of 4.20.

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