Sunday, November 2, 2008

Goodbye, Jumbo!

The "Nicest Gentleman" to ever play cricket has bid adeau to his beloved game!

Anil Kumble, the ever-fighter and the warrier who never stopped trying, the thinking cricketer who always put his team duty above himself, the only bowler to have bowled with a broken jaw and a finger with 11 stiches for the sake of his team, the mild mannered cricketer who respected others and earned respect from opponents all over the world, who never raised a brow or had an altercation in the field, who always was there untiringly trying and trying and trying for another wicket with every ball he bowled, has decided that it is time.the

It is time for us to salute one of the true heroes of the game to have ever played the game the way it is supposed to be played - in the right spirit, always with more than 100% committment and always ready to put duty above own rights.

Jumbo also timed the goodbye decision declaration in a way that his team mates had nothing on their minds except that they were playing against the Aussies and that they needed to win.

Goodbye Anil, we will miss you.

Take a bow, Jumbo!

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