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IPL 2020: When Anil Kumble Entertained Two Fans On His Flight Journey

The entire KXIP dugout was tensed in the final over of the game (Photo Credit: IPL)

Former Indian skipper Anil Kumble is celebrating his 50th birthday today. The Kings XI Punjab coach did not have much to celebrate given how his team has been playing so far. However, their win in the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore has brought back a smile on his face. However, Kumble’s team has yet a lot to play for if they are to make it to the playoffs which seem a bit distant at the moment. As we celebrate ‘Jumbo’s’ 50th birthday, we take a look at two incidents when he entertained his fans in his own humble way.

A fellow co-passenger and the fan tweeted about sharing the same flight with Kumble.In the tweet, she also mentioned that she would like to have a picture with Kumble. The girl tweeted, “OMG just spotted @anilkumble1074. We are in the same flight. Can I please get a selfie? Please… “

“Sure. After take-off!” Kumble completed his promise as later the fangirl tweeted a pic with Anil Kumble while thanking the legend.

When Anil Kumble Agreed For a Selfie With FanGirl

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He entertained another fan while travelling from Bengaluru to Mumbai. The fangirl tweeted that she was traveling along with the former Indian skipper on the same flight. In the appending tweet, she mentioned that she wants to meet Kumble but is nervous.

The legend Kumble is, he noticed the tweet and replied in the humblest way ever. Kumble urged the fangirl to come and meet him after the takeoff. The tweet from Kumble read, “Please feel free to come over and say hi after take off @Mittermaniac.”

Anil Kumble is the highest wicket-taker for India both in Test and ODI cricket. He took 619 wickets in Tests and 337 ODI wickets.

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