ICC Hall of Famer, former Head Coach and Captain of the Indian cricket team, Anil Kumble is one of only two bowlers ever, to have taken all 10 wickets in a Test innings. An eighteen year cricket career saw him become the third highest wicket-taker in Tests, and he remains the highest wicket taker for India in One Day Internationals.
In his second innings, Anil has actively been involved in leadership roles – having served as the President of the Karnataka State Cricket Association; mentoring the Mumbai Indians to an IPL as well as the Champions League Title; serving as coach of the Indian team that went on to win all the bi-lateral Test and ODI series that they took part in; and is also currently serving as the Chairman of the Cricket Committee at ICC, and Head of Cricket for Punjab Kings.
One of India’s most prolific and consistent run scorers, Cheteshwar Pujara has undoubtedly established himself as the bedrock of India’s Test squad. His penchant for big scores, a no-fuss approach, and a resolve akin to batsmen from the eras gone by, make him a player of rare disposition – not obsessed with instant glory from big hits and shorter formats.
With a Test average of over 50, it isn’t surprising that he now holds the record for most runs by a batsman in an Indian first-class season. He also holds the Indian record of having faced the most number of deliveries (525) in a Test innings. And when he isn’t racking up runs for his country, Pujara enjoys challenging himself in the English county season, having played for Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. If you need someone to bat to save your life, you need not look beyond Cheteshwar Pujara.
The sight of Robin Uthappa in full swing, has to be one of the pretties sights of the game.
One of India’s most eye catching batsmen, Robin’s cricketing journey, despite being diagnosed with Epilepsy at the age of 10, has been truly inspirational.
Having represented India across formats, his contribution in the inaugural T20 World Cup victory in 2007 stands out. And he has been a super hit in the IPL too – having amassed 4600+ runs in the league, with 24 half-centuries and an Orange Cap to his name. Something very few players can boast of.
A natural speaker, Robin enjoys interacting and inspiring audiences through lessons from his journey. He is also actively engaged in raising awareness about the importance of mental health – a cause close to his heart.
From war-torn Afghanistan to spinning a web of magic around the cricketing world at such a young age, Rashid Khan’s journey has been truly inspirational. The youngest bowler to Rank number 1 in ODIs in 2018, the youngest captain to lead a Test Team…Rashid has already amassed incredible records.
Apart from being his country’s star player, Rashid plies his trade in various T20 leagues across the globe – spreading love and hope wherever he goes!
Set for great things to come, Rashid has a remarkable career ahead of him.