Anil Kumble reveals how he got his nickname 'Jumbo'

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 12, 2016, 12:30 pm IST
Updated Jul 12, 2016, 3:37 pm IST
The newly-appointed Team India coach has been making waves almost everyday.
Team India head coach Anil Kumble answered with an interesting incident on how he got that famous nickname. (Photo: PTI)
 Team India head coach Anil Kumble answered with an interesting incident on how he got that famous nickname. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: Team India head coach Anil Kumble has been a hit among the players ever since he was anointed for the top job. Be it his innovative ideas where he organised a team bonding session where players and coaching staff were seen playing drums before their departure to Caribbean shores, the former India skipper has been making waves almost everyday.

Recently, Kumble was engaged in a video interaction with fans on Twitter. During the session, one of his fans asked the reason behind his nickname ‘Jumbo’.

 

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Kumble answered with an interesting incident on how he got that famous nickname.

My nickname was coined by none other than Navjot Singh Sidhu. It was during Irani Trophy game when I was playing for Rest of India at Kotla [Feroz Shah Kotla]. He was standing at his customary position, mid-on. One of the balls really took off and he said ‘Jumbo Jet.’ While the ‘jet’ got dropped off, just the ‘Jumbo’ remained. So ever since all my teammates call me Jumbo,” said Kumble.

Watch the video below:





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