“Kumble has given me a few sleepless nights as a batsman. He was not your orthodox leg-spinner. This big, tall gangly bowler running in and bowling with very high arm action,” said Sangakkara in a video tweeted by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
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“Bowling fast, bowling straight and accurately. It was not at all easy to get him away for runs. A lot of bounce… he had great pace on the ball and if there was any rough on a length, the batsman had very little chance of getting away. Lovely guy, very intense cricketer but an absolute champion for India and world cricket,” said Sangakkara.
Kumble is India’s all-time highest wicket taker in Tests and ODIs with 619 and 337 wickets, respectively.