'Happy birthday Anil Bhai': Kohli's greetings on Kumble's 50th invites meme-makers to his Twitter timeline

01:47 PM Oct 17, 2020 | FPJ Web Desk

As Anil Kumble turned 50 on Saturday, India skipper Virat Kohli greeted the former India leg-spinner for completing the half-century of life.

"Wish you a very happy birthday Anil Bhai @anilkumble1074. Have a great day," Kohli said in a tweet.


Fans ran to his timeline to post memes and jokes referring to the disagreements the two had when Kumble coached the Indian cricket team for a brief period. Kumble stepped down as coach in June 2017 after an year as Team India coach following a rift with skipper Kohli.


Here are some replies to Kohli's tweet wishing Kumble on the 50th birthday:

Anil Kumble had quit as coach over a rift with Kohli in June 2017, saying his relationship with the skipper was "untenable". According to reports, Kohli didn't like the coach's training techniques.

At the end of one-year term, Kumble was replaced by Ravi Shastri who is said to have warm relationship with Kohli.

Currently, Kumble is with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab as the head coach.

Kumble finished his cricket career with 619 Test wickets and 337 ODI wickets. His tally of 619 Test wickets is the most by an Indian bowler.

The spinner also took ten wickets in an innings against Pakistan in 1999 and as a result, he became only the second cricketer in history after Jim Laker to take all ten wickets in an innings of a Test match.

In 2015, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

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