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Kumble pulls out of IPL auction

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 4, 2011

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Anil Kumble, the former Indian legspinner who also captained Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), has withdrawn from this weekend's IPL auction, citing business and other commitments. The decision appears to have brought the curtains down on Kumble's playing career though he remains involved in the game's administration at the highest levels.

"It's a tough call but I had lots of things I had committed to," he told ESPNcricinfo. "I had a company to run, I wanted to be involved in other things. At some point of time you have to take a call and move on."

Kumble - who had a reserve price of US$400,000, the maximum possible, for the upcoming IPL auction - will remain associated with the Bangalore franchise as its Chief Mentor. He will be a part of the RCB's senior leadership team over the next three years. "As long as you're playing, you can't really start focussing on other things that you want to do ... It's not easy but it's a step you need to take and that's what has happened."

He retired from international cricket in 2008, and remains India's leading wicket-taker in Tests (619) and one-dayers (337). In November 2010, Kumble won the election to become president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, and had earlier been appointed chairman of the National Cricket Academy, based in Bangalore. He is also the vice-chairman of the state's wildlife board.

In the IPL, Bangalore had a forgettable inaugural season under Rahul Dravid, and started poorly in 2009 with Kevin Pietersen at the helm. Kumble took over as leader midway through that season and helped turn round Bangalore's form, taking them to the final, and also captained them to the semi-finals last year. He was among the most effective bowlers in the previous two seasons, taking 17 wickets with an economy of 6.42 in 2010, and 21 at an economy of 5.86 in 2009.

The IPL's chief operating officer Sundar Raman tweeted that Kumble's absence would be felt. "Jumbo [Kumble's nickname] will be missed in IPL. Been an inspiration for many youngsters."

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Posted by   on (January 6, 2011, 5:24 GMT)

Anil Kumble ! one of the greatest that India has been produced.Real gentleman,he is a legend.Well educated cricketer.Suitable 4 the chairman of the cricket India & with the time ripe could be the Minister of sports ...who knows. We enjoyed your cricket on the field, now hope to enjoy off the field too. Although I am a sri lankan by birth, you are one of my favourites along with Tendulkar.We expect from you to servet to Asian cricket elevate to a higher level.Our salute for your sporty declaration. Long live Anil !!!

Posted by USKamti on (January 6, 2011, 5:00 GMT)

I am U.S.Kamti from Kathmandu. Head's of Anil who knows himself. It is very gentlement deceision for the gentlemen game and also for those people who is burden on the interesting game. What's the cause not important give the way for growing & maturity to the young generation. Once again salute to the top legend in bowling line up for INDIA.

Posted by   on (January 5, 2011, 16:53 GMT)

RCB dint retain him so he had to quit!

Posted by vatsap on (January 5, 2011, 12:30 GMT)

Hats off Anil. Once again you lead with your values. It is so easy to be tempted for a few more bucks. It was so heartening to see an inspired bowling performance in the last two IPL's when most of the folks had written you off.

Such a sad thing, that Lara has to come back for IPL. What a cricketer but surely the West Indies need him more than IPL.

It will be a great day, for Indian cricket when Anil and his friends are leading the administration. Am sure there committment would better serve than any commentary or opening an academy which are all money spinning enterprises.

Posted by   on (January 5, 2011, 10:31 GMT)

ANIL KUMBLE - The great legend of INDIAN Cricket...

We are missing you ANIL...No one can replace you in terms of your hard work and captaincy.

ALL THE BEST for your bright future.

Posted by ajdhamdhere on (January 5, 2011, 8:15 GMT)

Anil deserves a better farewell. He should have been retained by the RCB. Will miss the great man's bowling. Salute to him for his illustrious career! A true genius and a fighter1

Posted by   on (January 5, 2011, 8:13 GMT)

its a great loss to th rcb team and they cant replace the anil kumble spot with any others

Posted by   on (January 5, 2011, 7:35 GMT)

Jumbo will be badly missed.......sadly we wont b able to watch him play anymore :(...all the best to Anil for his future endeavours....

Posted by   on (January 5, 2011, 6:45 GMT)

Being a Pakistani, it is normal to not like Kumble... But being a cricket fan it is a SIN to "Not Like" Kumble... and I cant commit that SIN :) ... Honestly, over the last two decades he's been a champion not only as a bowler but as a complete sports man and cricketer. No one of his age, I have ever seen work harder on the field (Of course Sachin is an exception)...

No that he is no more seen in the Indian side, "Something missing" Feeling always come to my heart... Al Hail to a great legend. There will be no replacement for such a player in Indian cricket for ages.

Once again Thank you Kumble for make cricket such a pleasure to watch

Posted by Aussasinator on (January 5, 2011, 5:25 GMT)

A great man who'll be missed. He was good enough for one more IPL. But its better to leave as a top star than to face the scenario of maybe not getting the top price in the auction as he has been used to. Some others should take the hint too.

Posted by   on (January 5, 2011, 4:45 GMT)

No doubt Kumble was a good cricketer if not a great cricketer. Let us not have hero worship of any individual. Like Dr. SL Byraqppa kannada novelist says artist and his art are never the same. And every individual including nobel prize winners are not indispensable. Wishing Kumble all the best

Posted by   on (January 5, 2011, 4:08 GMT)

We miss you. Forget RCB! Forget IPL! We were happy you showed your class somewhere in field. Now your bidding adieu. Thanks Champ! You and Dada with Fab 3 in Team and Shewag will always inspire us. Take a Bow!

Posted by   on (January 5, 2011, 3:55 GMT)

Kumble is such a great cricketer,an able leader,true legend who changed the fortunes of RCB from the second season......it will be a big loss for RCB.....will be difficult to fill his place of a spinner and a leader........RCB shud hav retained kumble along with kohli.......with his words its clear cut that he had some cricket left in him which he wanted to spend playing ONLY FOR RCB and achieve what he had not achieved.... atleast he will be present as a mentor to hold the Great Royal Challengers.....

Posted by PraveenSA on (January 5, 2011, 3:26 GMT)

Cant see any more of Kumble's great bowling skills and captaincy, we will miss u Anil

Posted by gopanmp on (January 5, 2011, 1:26 GMT)

as Varun karthi rightly pointed..people are not looking at the score sheet nor know about the history and simply throwing comments against kumble. I think people are simply looking at his age and commenting.. Kumble still good enough of any format of the game.atleast par or better than any other bowlers available in the country. Same is the case for Dravid and gqangly. If you check KKKR score sheet ganguly is far far better performed than other players. Also dravid and ganguly are in the TOP 5 (from 160 odd players from the league) run getters in the last IPL edition

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 23:11 GMT)

WHY!??! what business could be more important than playing for RCB!!!?, anyways best of luck to anil!!

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 20:59 GMT)

We will miss u kumble,i am a great fan of u as well as Rcb .

Posted by givemefood on (January 4, 2011, 20:43 GMT)

Next we'll hear from "the Dada" that he is pulling out just that he won't even get a Coach/Administrator role. Kumble was good... he would have been good this edition of IPL as well. Best Wishes big guy.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 19:40 GMT)

No one can replace KUMBLE the legend...We are missing you ANIL...Your dedication to INDIAN Cricket is memorable to each and every INDIAN...ALL THE BEST for your future life.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 19:04 GMT)

wil definately miss jumbo in IPL

Posted by Vilander on (January 4, 2011, 18:05 GMT)

i want to know what exactly is 'part of beer' ?

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 17:59 GMT)

We respect your call, but definitely entire cricket feternity will miss you for sure. But we are happy to hear that, u will there around RCB. Because we definitely cant see with u wearing other colours, than the Real Oil RED- RCB. Hats off to you the real fighter Indian cricket has ever seen.

Posted by afzalu on (January 4, 2011, 17:21 GMT)

great stuff jumbo it is indeed the perfect time to step out of all this,being the president of a cricket association in itself is herculean and a tedious job,and it is time some serious work is done at the ksca to not only set the house right but also to nurture talent from the grass root level,having a man who has played the ammount of cricker anil has will definitely be a big plus point for ksca. i am sure what ever his committment to ipl will be only a very small one and that too when rcb is playing at home.time for rahul vvs and some of the other senior cricketers to get invoved in the upliftment of the game

Posted by ShashidharHundi on (January 4, 2011, 16:54 GMT)

Oh ! RCB supporters will really really miss him. I can't imagine RCB without him. He was most charismatic person of RCB. Good luck Anil... we know you have lot of other responsibilities to take care... but we truly miss you... Batsmen of other teams of IPL... you can breath easy...

Posted by RAAJ101 on (January 4, 2011, 16:54 GMT)

KUMBLE WAS THE GREAT LEADER. HE GUIDED BANGLORE AFTER IT SUNK UNDER DRAVID AND PETERSON IN THE INAUGURAL IPL SEASON.

Posted by Imran_cric on (January 4, 2011, 16:28 GMT)

I think exclusion of him, while on the other hand picking virat kohli led him to take such a decision. It may be quite disheartening. but he has a lot of things in his plate to offer indian cricket. Moreover he is the president of karnataka cricket association as well.

Posted by muski on (January 4, 2011, 16:22 GMT)

Oh God- Jumbo has created problems for Batlivala. Batlivala must have thought that he will get him cheaper in the auction. Now he has to look for a new captain as well. Not sure if RCB will continue to get the " emotional " connect to Bengaluru and Karnataka fans. Anil has been one of the best brains in cricket. Obviously his take on this has to be respected. Its time we gave a grateful farewell to one of the legends of Indian Cricket.

Posted by Roy312 on (January 4, 2011, 15:24 GMT)

Kumble was definitely one of the best bowler in the world.. His decision of not play in IPLIV is one which is welcomed considering that he will be busy with various commitments including that of KSCA President. Looking forward to see him mentoring RCB in IPL IV matches at Chinnaswamy stadium.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 14:52 GMT)

he got himself right at last ipl IV was not his part of beer

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 14:48 GMT)

we miss u jumbo we love u

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 14:23 GMT)

I am hugely disappointed that I couldn't see kumble on the cricket field. Miss u Jumbo. We always belive you .. along wid sachin as Mr Perfects for indian cricket. We also belive What ever you do, will help indian cricket. Jumbo is greatest Indian bowler, and one of altime greats in international cricket. All the best... Mr Perfect ANIL KUMBLE.. love u

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 14:15 GMT)

Smart move and saves him the embarrasment for low bids this year which were bound to come...

Posted by FinchAtticus on (January 4, 2011, 14:08 GMT)

great decision jumbo.. Would love to see how he makes difference to ksca. Am sure he is capable of that. High time folks like gangly, Dravidian, lax man take a cue. Did I forget to mention Lara..

Posted by squarepeg on (January 4, 2011, 13:56 GMT)

Hats off to Kumble for realising he will not last the next three years, and taking on the role of a mentor. This is so happily unlike a toothless knight who tries to ride on and on, implicitly comparing himself with Sachin by repeating 'age has nothing to do with it'. When we all know, with age, reflexes and strength ebb out, as even Federer is feeling now. I pity those who criticise Kumble. He is not Warne or Murali, but he carried the burden of India when there was only one other test class bowler - Srinath. A person who got 10 wickets, scored a test hundred, took hundreds of wickets on all surfaces... what more can a person give?

Posted by jupiterlaw on (January 4, 2011, 13:49 GMT)

@GABAFIOZI I think that you hit the nail exactly on the head. He threw up the "business commitment" reason as a smoke screen, but clearly, you are one of us who weren't fooled.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 13:45 GMT)

cannot say he was a spin exponent, but definitely one of the most intelligent bowlers and of course a wicket taking one at that as the stats show... and a gentleman of the game to say the least. . . he will be missed

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 13:45 GMT)

@gabafirozi and Samar_Singh: dudes, do you honestly watch cricket or what??? he was the best bowler in IPL 2009, and in 2010 he took 17 wickets at 6.3 to take RCB to the semi finals and CLT20.. remember RCB is the only team to have played CLT20 twice.. and there's no need for Kumble to prove his worth to RCB.. the only reason they didnt retain him was for the same reason that Kumble pulled out: his availability due to his commitments.. and Samar, i guess people are entitled to their views and i have no comments, but dont forget he's india's leading wicket taker in Tests and ODI's.. and just check out RCB scoresheets for the last 2 seasons to know his worth..!! think before commenting guys..!!

Posted by Hit_The_Roof on (January 4, 2011, 13:37 GMT)

@Samar_Singh:

U think Anil is not a good t20 player?? I hope you have checked the stats for 2009 and 2010 IPL's. To further answer you, he has captained the Bangalore side to 2 successive IPL semifinals. There is a limit to being mean

Posted by Ajayvs on (January 4, 2011, 13:36 GMT)

@Samar_Singh have you even held a bat anytime in your life!! Mr Arm chair expert, every cricketer in the country would be happy if he acheives atleast 30% of what he has acheived in his cricketing career.

Posted by anonymousfan on (January 4, 2011, 13:17 GMT)

Hmmm...he's a lot shrewder than he seems. He'll still be the chief mentor of RCB. Wonder if that's a non-paying position. However he definitely was past his sell by date as a player. But still an excellent captain though.

Posted by Kumaranuj on (January 4, 2011, 13:11 GMT)

Very Good decision made by Mr. Jumbo. He is already doing administration job at a top level in his state cricket assosiation, so being a player and an administration can call for some type of conteroversy in near future. So it is good to be back before any controversy. Well done Kumble, you set the example from your contribution for the country and now you set the example as an administration. Now we hope that others will learn from you.

Posted by KiranRCs on (January 4, 2011, 12:55 GMT)

@gabafirozi dude think before barking out anything... He s been one of the consistent performers in both IPL and champion he is a champion player dude he s most too...

Posted by mitgop11 on (January 4, 2011, 12:36 GMT)

good decision.. and at right time too... Kumble has a role to play to develop karnataka cricket.. and going out on a high is something rare among subcontinent players... perhaps there is something to learn for one Mr. Ganguly from Kumble.

Posted by Sanks555 on (January 4, 2011, 11:26 GMT)

Good decision. It was unseemly for the president of a state association to play in a tournament where his association was an important talent provider. It could have led to potential conflict of interest.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 11:18 GMT)

Man with a bold head. Awesome timing... I like it ;)

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 11:02 GMT)

No option to say I dislike his decision?

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 10:57 GMT)

Good, Sometimes ,even quitting becomes a good move! this is one of them

Posted by gabafirozi on (January 4, 2011, 10:49 GMT)

Atlast Kumble realised that no franchise will consider him. So he was pulled himself out of IPL Auction. But the thing is that he has cited BUSINESS COMMITMENT as the reason....:)

Posted by Samar_Singh on (January 4, 2011, 10:23 GMT)

so happy that anil is not playing... good for nothing in T20 format...worst fielder , no batting at all later in his carrier but of-course a good test match bowler for sub continent rough 4th 5th day wicket only...atleast another youngster gets the opportunity... Kumble never looked like a sports man for me ...

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 9:57 GMT)

U r gonna be missed jumbo

Posted by MaruthuDelft on (January 4, 2011, 9:49 GMT)

Besides being an all time international great Kumble was the best bowler in IPL for the last two seasons. Certainly he could do with 8 weeks of it in an year. I guess he is disappointed on not being retained by BRC which is a blunder.

Posted by pskgr81 on (January 4, 2011, 9:47 GMT)

We would miss Mr. Jumbo this IPL.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 9:30 GMT)

RCB is has tough time w/o Kumble. Kumble is solid fighter, who took RCB to finals in IPL2 after disastrous captaincy by KP.May GOD save our RCB.

Posted by holypython2003 on (January 4, 2011, 9:29 GMT)

This would not have been the case had he been retained by RCB...Best of luck in the future Jumbo...you will be missed dearly...

Posted by Vijay_MatchWinner on (January 4, 2011, 9:02 GMT)

Miss you Jumbo :( Heart goes out to you! You have made us proud. Great luck in future endeavors :) You are awesome person to look upto. Sad to know you have ended your career on the greens :(

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 8:45 GMT)

Like Mcgrath and Kumble, Dravid and Laxman also must take a cue. Their game is not cut out for T20. Ganguly struggled as well. I guess its best to quit while on top rather than hang around.

Posted by sumeetpaul on (January 4, 2011, 7:50 GMT)

Aww mann!!! That means we cant get to see Kumble in action anymore! :-( Now I hope at least Ganguly is bought by some franchise....

This is a super-sad news!

Posted by Prats6 on (January 4, 2011, 7:44 GMT)

Good decision by Jumbo to leave IPL. He can probably focus on coaching the young Indian spinners.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 7:39 GMT)

It's not all about the Almighty $ for Kumble. Wish you luck sir.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 7:28 GMT)

THANKS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO RCB ..............................BEST OF LUCK FOR FUTURE

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 7:22 GMT)

Indian cricket team\Bangalore IPL team will definitely miss Kumble's experience. Thanks for all your services to Cricketing fraternity. Best of luck Mr Kumble.

Posted by vaidyar on (January 4, 2011, 7:15 GMT)

Good on ya Anil! Good timing!

Posted by Rajesh. on (January 4, 2011, 7:12 GMT)

An absolute class act. What more can one say about Jumbo !!

Posted by sudhs_107 on (January 4, 2011, 7:10 GMT)

So.. who will captain RCB next? Vinay Kumar?

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 7:09 GMT)

Its a huge disappointment

Posted by RAHULVENKY on (January 4, 2011, 7:03 GMT)

Sad newzz..always regard Anil as a great competitor and a role model for the youngsters.....gr88 loss for IPL...but guess the show must go on!!!

Posted by mts1975 on (January 4, 2011, 7:03 GMT)

A great player! Unfortunately, in India, batsman are given more importance than bowlers. He was the Sachin Tendulkar of Indian bowling for many many years. Wish you all the best for the future.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 7:02 GMT)

Anil's opting out is sad !!

Posted by Indian_Rules on (January 4, 2011, 7:02 GMT)

I personally never liked the RCB. The only good things to look upto in that team was Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid. Now that kumble has retired and dravid is not retained, its very difficult to support that idiotic bevdaa team

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 6:57 GMT)

Now lesser ppl from karnataka will follow ipl. Good luck for jumbo for his future endeavours!

Posted by Dhoni_fan_from_a_dada_era on (January 4, 2011, 6:52 GMT)

oh man. will definitely miss Kumbls! what a player and a leader he's been! he's the captain india got to know only for too short a period!

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 6:50 GMT)

KUMPLE WILL WE MISS U,I M SURPRISED THT WHT R IMP COMMITMENTS WHICH KEEPING HIM OUT OF THE GAME WHICH ENABLED HIM TO DO THOSE COMMITMENTS...

Posted by kk4540 on (January 4, 2011, 6:43 GMT)

It is a big disappointed to all that anil is not playing in ipl4 . He is a great player to watch. Myself is a big fan of Anil so bad for me...............

Posted by AKHILESH_ANALYST on (January 4, 2011, 6:40 GMT)

This is India Guys. Shane Warne is retained by Franchise & Gr8 player like Kumble allowed to leave. Although Jumbo has better record as Captain & player than Shane warne in last two seasons. No need to say about the Image. If same will continue then one day they will be allowed to leave Sachin & accept Ponting.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 6:36 GMT)

Jumbo, you will be missed :).. Big shoes to fill in.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 6:29 GMT)

Vice Decision Jumbo...You stand tall as a best servent of Indian Cricket...One of the best cricketer India has produced...Take my salute...However, we expect more from you as administrator of Indian Cricket.

Is Gangs, Dravid, VVS be following you to opt out? I think, it will be good for them.

Posted by cheeku75 on (January 4, 2011, 6:28 GMT)

Well Done Jumbo! I felt that after he was elected to KSCA he shouldnt turn up to play for RCB! Purely a personal view of mine! Hence I like this decision of his! He always had good brains and he has acted in the perfect manner!

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 6:25 GMT)

This means Virat Kolhi will most probably be leading RCB this year...

Posted by Raju_Iyer on (January 4, 2011, 6:20 GMT)

As always the gentleman in Kumble has shown his class by deciding his priorities and making them public. For Indian cricket which has had a long history otherwise, these are refreshing new times . Salute you, Jumbo!

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 6:19 GMT)

it is very suprising news..Anil kumble would have got 4-5 crore in the auction and he is at loss of 12-15 crore for 3 seasons.

Posted by Vivek.Bhandari on (January 4, 2011, 6:14 GMT)

A sensible decision by Jumbo. He knows that there're more important things to do in life as well..

P.s: "wildlife board"?? what's that??

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 6:08 GMT)

We will miss you Jumbo! All the best for your future life and business commitments.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 6:07 GMT)

it good for youngesters 2 make mrk in ipl

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 5:52 GMT)

Jumbo is a natural leader... He's been the real match winning bowler for India.. Hats off to him... Al the best jumbo for the future....

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 5:50 GMT)

Bad news for IPL from a really good sportsman, a great leader also a great human being.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 5:44 GMT)

Good luck Jumbo. Hope you have success wherever you go.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 5:41 GMT)

Typical Jumbo :) - I wish more subcontinental greats would learn from him - walk away rather than being shoved aside. One of the few players who made a compelling viewing because we knew he would bring the same competitive edge even if for a 4 over spell ..

Posted by cricology on (January 4, 2011, 5:40 GMT)

OMG...is it the official end of Kumble....if it is, it's disapointing coz I hv been a big fan of JUMBO over the years !!! The only spinner who never turned the ball yet was nightmare for batsmen...what to say when he bowled on turning pitches on 5th day...just unplayable !

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 5:34 GMT)

Kumble sir ,

we are the big followers of your cricket and gentlemenship. Iam very happy that iam from India, and i have followed most of test, odi, ipl career. The only thing i can remember , is your 10 wicket haul againist Pakistanis.

thanks a lot for the entertainment.

Hope you will succed in the adminisrtaive aspect itself.

thanks sir

Posted by amit1807kuwait on (January 4, 2011, 5:33 GMT)

Once again the strenght of character of Anil Kumble comes to the fore. Good decision by him. Wish some other former cricketers who look for a quick buck in IPL follow suit. I mean people like Jayasuriya, Lara, Ganguly etc who are well past their use-by date should also walk away from the game gracefully.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 5:32 GMT)

Thanks you kumble, you have shown a good maturity in understanding which is correct according to me. now ur job is to nourish young talent and get us one more Kumble to India side.

Al the best for your future.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 5:30 GMT)

Right move by the Gentle Giant. Would have been hard for RCB supporters to see him playing for another team. RD wake up!

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 5:28 GMT)

Sad. Without any doubt one of the BEST players of the three editions and in my opinion the most consistent and astute captain. It now all boils down to who will take his place as leader. Methinks Cameron White might have an important role to play!

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 5:27 GMT)

Kumble is an honorable man. He should have pulled out of IPL before as well. IPL represents racism, corruption, money laundering, and moral debauchery. Every Honorable Cricketer should pull out of it. IPL will ruin the soul of Cricket.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 5:27 GMT)

Here is the true representation of a Great Man, A Legend who has been an absolute Ambassador of the game and Indian Cricket, this will be such an example to all the players that a great player should bow out in his prime as he did in Test/ODI and now T20 cricket. All the best in his new position(s) to make KCA and other organizations better places.

Posted by sonjjay on (January 4, 2011, 5:26 GMT)

I applaud Kumble.He has shown the right way,now its time for other Indian seniors to pull out of this waste tournament.Thank you Anil Kumble.

Posted by Sulaimaan91 on (January 4, 2011, 5:06 GMT)

anyway it wont make a big difference, no ones going to lose anything.He is just an ordinary T20 player.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 5:04 GMT)

gr8 decision by the gr8 man....saying no to money gracefully...

Posted by   on (January 4, 2011, 5:02 GMT)

Oh kumble is one the legend indian had !!!!!!!!!

Posted by AndyZaltzmannsHair on (January 4, 2011, 5:02 GMT)

Maybe he finally realises just how corrupt it all is, and feels better off not touching it with a ten foot barge pole. Wouldn't want bad associations affecting his other businesses ventures.

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