Team India’s former Test skippers Virender Sehwag and Anil Kumble share a great bonding with each other as they both played together for a long time.
Sehwag and Kumble are known for their aggressive approach but when it comes to batting, there is probably no player more attacking that the latter.
Kumble scored his first Test hundred against England during the third Test of Pataudi Trophy 2007 and his score of 110 not out was the highest by any batsman in that match.
He was probably close to scoring another century while playing against Australia in 2008 in the fourth Test of Border-Gavaskar series at Adelaide. Kumble was batting on 86 at the tea break. And India’s score was 525 at the loss of nine wickets.
But after the break, Kumble could add only one run to his score as he was dismissed by the Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson.
Recently, during a show organised by Star Sports, recalling this incident from the past, Anil Kumble opened up and jokingly blamed Virender Sehwag for not getting his second century in Tests.
Kumble said: “Ishant was batting and we were nine down. I came back at tea time and I was batting at 87. So, he came to me at tea and said what are you doing, why are you taking so much time. Just go for it and the first ball I went for it, I got out and I was out 87.”
Watch this hilarious video posted by StarSports’ official Twitter account where Kumble reveals this interesting story :
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 2, 2016