With DRS, Anil Kumble would have chosen 900 test wickets: Gambhir
NEW DELHI: Former Cricket Player from India Gautam Gambhir create ex spinner Anil Kumble would have collected over 900 test wickets if the Decision review system (DRS) was available during its time. He also lavished praise on an unfavorable tweaker Harbjahan Singh and said that his account would also have been more in the presence of DRS .
Kumble ended his career as the world's third tallest wicket player with 619 scalps in 132 tests. As for Harbjahan, he collected 417 wickets in 103 tests. The two still rank first and third respectively on India's top users list in the longest format.
With DRS technology Kumble would have ended up with 900 wickets and Harbhajan with 700 wickets, Gambhir said during an Instagram live session with Sports Tak.
LBW (leg before wicket) decisions on the front foot were missed. Bhajju pa took seven wickets in Cape Town, imagine. If they had played in the opposition of the classifiers they could not have made even 100 runs.
Gambhir also praised Kumble's leadership qualities and went so far as to say that he would have given his life for a captain like him. He revealed an anecdote involving Kumble, which made him feel secure about his place on the team and which, in turn, helped his performances on the field.
(Virender) Sehwag and he was having dinner when Kumble came in and said you guys will open throughout the series no matter what, Gambhir said, recalling the 2008 series against Australia.
Even if you get eight ducks (four-match series) it doesn't matter. I have never heard such words from anyone in my career. So, if I have to give my life to someone, it would be Anil Kumble. Those words are still in my heart, Gambhir said.