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Home > Cricket > Pakistan's tour of India 2007 > Report


Kumble betters world record

Rajneesh Gupta | November 22, 2007 12:21 IST

Anil Kumble broke a world record when he led India out against Pakistan in the first Test in Delhi on Thursday.

The ace spinner appeared in 118 Tests before making his captaincy debut, thus making him the most experienced Test player to lead a side.

He bettered the record of Steve Waugh, who led Australia for the first time after playing 111 Tests.

The following is the list those who have played at least 75 Tests before captaining their respective countries for the first time:

Tests

Player

Opp

Venue

Season

118

A Kumble (Ind)

v Pak

Delhi

2007-08

111

SR Waugh (Aus)

v WI

Port-of-Spain

1998-99

97*

JH Kallis (SA)

v Aus

Johannesburg

2005-06

95

DB Vengsarkar (Ind)

v WI

Delhi

1987-88

86

DL Haynes (WI)

v Eng

Port-of-Spain

1989-90

80

CG Greenidge (WI)

v Pak

Georgetown

1987-88

80

CL Hooper (WI)

v SA

Georgetown

2000-01

80

S Chanderpaul (WI)

v SA

Georgetown

2004-05

75

RT Ponting (Aus)

v SL

Galle

2003-04

(*Kallis's tally excludes one match in which he represented a World XI against Australia)

Note: Australian Shane Warne [Images] has appeared in most Tests (145) without ever leading his side.



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