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Newsmaker: Anil Kumble

Taking a Jumbo leap

Newsmaker: Anil Kumble

AnilKumblewasalwaysdestinedtobeacoach.ThatheturnedouttobeIndia’sgreatestbowlerisasplendidbonusthatweshouldgleefullyembrace.Butthestudiousbrain,thefierceeyesandthecontemplativefacewerealwaysmeantforjustonething:themaster’schair. Earlierthisweek,Kumbleshruggedoffcompetitionfromahostofcandidates—includingthenowvengefulRaviShastri—tolandthemostprestigiousjobinIndiansport.FormerIndianpacerVenkateshPrasadlateradmittedthathewouldnothaveevenbotheredtoapplyfortheposthadheknown ...