Bangalore, Oct 17 (IBNS): Former Indian skipper and spinner Anil Kumble on Friday joined popular micro-blogging site Twitter on his 44th birthday.
The iconic spinner tweeted: “Finally on Twitter…& on a day that am a yr older and hopefully wiser! Looking forward…cheers.”
Cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar wished the cricketer on his birthday and tweeted: “Happy b’day @anilkumble1074 … A true champion on the field & more importantly a good human.”
With 619 wickets in Test matches, Kumble is one of the best bowlers India has ever produced.
Kumble was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour in 2005. He announced his retirement from international cricket in November 2008.
Kumble is currently the chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC)’s cricket committee.
He had scored a Test century in his career.