Anil Kumble birthday: BCCI deletes 'Inappropriate' tweet as fans slam board


Legendary legspinner and former India captain Anil Kumble celebrates his 47th birthday on October 17, as wishes from fans and former team-mates poured in for the Karnataka man.

The BCCI too wished Kumble on twitter but it didn't go down well the fans, who felt that the tweet was "insulting".

"Such is an influence of Virat Kohli that even BCCI forgot Anil Kumble was once the Indian captain and coach, as well", said one Twitter user.

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Regarded as one of the best spinners India has ever produced, Kumble appeared in 132 Tests and 271 ODIs for India before bidding adieu to the game in 2008.

He is an global icon and also fulfilled the role of a successful captain during his playing days.

The BCCI later deleted that tweet, although a screenshot of it can be found on social media.

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"Umm bowler? Wasnt he also Captain and Coach and is India's leading Wicket taker?" replied a television journalist.

And the new tweet read, "Here's wishing a very happy birthday to former #TeamIndia Captain Mr. Anil Kumble #Legend #HappyBirthdayJumbo".

Kumble's tenure as coach was highly successful for India as the team clinched the No. 1 spot in Test cricket and reached the Champions Trophy finale. Shastri was since been appointed coach of the Indian side. Under him, India won Test series against West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia.

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