January 9, 2011

Kumble withdraws from IPL season 4 auction

Anil Kumble has withdrawn from this weekend’s IPL auction citing other business and commitments.For this withdrawn IPL loses one of the best performing IPL players. This Indian leg spinner retired from international cricket .this decision brings a curtain on his career as a player though, he said, he would remain involved in cricket administration. Kumble had a reserve price of US$400,000, the maximum possible, for the upcoming IPL auction.

In the IPL Bangalore made a forgettable starting under Rahul Dravid and in 2009 also inaugurated very poorly under Kevin Petersen. Anil Kumble took the helm of Bangalore midway and led the team to the final. Next year he captained Bangalore to reach up to semifinal. He was also one of the best performed bowlers in the two previous IPLs. In the first session he took 21 wickets at an economy of 5.86 in 2009 and 17 wickets with an economy of 6.42 in 2010.

Anil Kumble has a very bright career as a cricketer. He is the leading wicket taker of India taking 619 wickets in test and 337 in one-day cricket. Kumble was appointed chairman of the National Cricket Academy He was later elected the president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association. Though he will not play IPL, he will be a part of the RCB's senior leadership team over the next three years.