Srinagar, June 21: Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh named Anil Kumble as the greatest ever cricketer to have played for India.
The Punjab cricketer heaped praise on India’s former Test captain, Kumble, for his contribution to the team during early 2000s.
“In my view, Anil bhai was the greatest ever who played for India. He’s probably the greatest match-winner India has ever produced. People used to say he didn’t spin the ball, but he showed that if you had the heart, you could get batsmen out regardless of whether the ball spun or not,” Harbhajan told Sportstar.
Harbhajan, who hasn’t played for India in a long while, said he was lucky to have played with Kumble.
“If anyone has half the competitiveness Anil bhai had, he would become a champion. I’m lucky to have played with him for so many years. He was an unbelievably committed player,” he said.
After several years of his retirement, Kumble continues to be India’s highest wicket-taker in bith Test and ODI cricket.