'Humbled' Anil Kumble calls Hall of Fame recognition a great honor

Former India captain and legspinner Anil Kumble on Thursday said being inducted into the ICC's Hall of Fame was an honor.

By Dattaraj Thaly | Updated: Feb 19, 2015, 18:43 PM IST
'Humbled' Anil Kumble calls Hall of Fame recognition a great honor

New Delhi: Former India captain and legspinner Anil Kumble on Thursday said being inducted into the ICC's Hall of Fame was a great honor.

Kumble also said he was humbled by the recognition and thanked the people for pouring in their wishes as the news emerged of him being inducted by ICC.

The 44-year-old took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to share his sentiments.

Kumble is all set to become the 77th member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame after his name is inducted in the prestigious list during India's World Cup match against South Africa in Melbourne on Sunday.

Kumble, who is now the Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee, is the fourth India cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame after fellow former captains Bishen Bedi, Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar were inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.

Joining Kumble as the 78th inductee would be the late Betty Wilson, one of the greatest women's cricketers of all-time.