I have special admiration for Anil Kumble. He is the man of character. He is the man of values. He is the man with competitive spirit. He is the man of courage.
He is a great role model for everyone – across sports, across countries. A perfect gentleman.
I remember his bowling in Antigua against West Indies with a broken jaw. That is commitment.
I remember his bowling in Kotla against Pakistan where he got perfect 10 wickets. That is excellence.
He was never involved in any ego-clash, controversies in 19 long years. That is character.
Kumble. A special era has ended with you. It was privilege watching you. It will take time and class to reach to your standards.