Here is a list of the ten greatest bowlers who have played the game over the years.

1. Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble

Kumble a right-arm leg spinner (leg break googly) with an unorthodox style, most famous for his flipper. Being India's most effective bowler in both Tests and ODIs, Kumble, spearheaded the Indian bowling attack for more than a decade. In his career, he played 132 Tests and 271 ODIs, picking 619 wickets in the former while claiming 337 in the latter. The veteran bowler retired as the third highest wicket-taker in Tests. Kumble was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honor in 2005.

Career Highlight - Noone can forget the 10 wickets in a single inning of a test match against Pakistan.

2. Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev

There is only one Kapiland he will be the legend in Indian cricket History. India took that huge step under his captainship towards becoming a champion by winning the 1983 WorldCup, beating the odds against the mighty West Indies in the final. He won the Indian cricketer of the century award in 2002 and went on to coach the Indian team post-retirement.

If you thought describing Kapil could be stopped just there, you are wrong because he was equally devastating with the bat and matched Imran Khan, Richard Hadlee, Ian Botham – his contemporaries – shot for shot. In 1994 during home Test against Sri Lanka, he became the highest wicket-taker in the world then, going pastHadlee’s tally of 431 wickets.

Career Highlight - This man changed the cricketing history of India.


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