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Kumble to announce ODI retirement

Last updated on: March 28, 2007 16:45 IST

Veteran Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble is expected to formally announce his retirement from one-day international cricket after the team returns from the Caribbean.

According to reports, Kumble has already taken his colleagues into confidence before the team left Port of Spain for India and Karnataka State Cricket Association would arrange for a formal announcement in the next few days.

The 36-year-old cricketer, who is India's highest Test wicket taker, had made clear his intention of quitting from the limited overs version before the World Cup.

During his long career of 113 Tests and 271 one-day internationals, Kumble has won many matches for India, claiming 547 Test wickets and 337 in ODIs.

But Kumble, in his fourth and last World Cup, was played in just one of the three games, that too against minnows Bermuda. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was part of the squad in matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, both of which India lost.

Kumble will also be remembered for becoming the second bowler, after Englishman Jim Laker, to have claimed all 10 wickets of an innings during a 1999 Test match against Pakistan in Delhi.

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