Sehwag, in Unique Style, Wishes Anil Kumble on His 47th Birthday

Sehwag, in Unique Style, Wishes Anil Kumble on His 47th Birthday

India's powerful cricket board hastily deleted a birthday message for record Test wicket-taker Anil Kumble on Tuesday after irate fans took offence at the spinning great being described simply as a "former bowler".

The incessant pouring of flaks on the twitter forced the board to delete the tweet. The leg spinner's career spanned two decades and he retired from the global form of the game as Test captain and was head coach of the Indian team for a year.

Sehwag, who is known for his humour on social networking sites, took to Twitter to post a birthday wish for Kumble.

The inspirational leader was also appointed the coach of the Indian cricket team and during his one-year term, Virat Kohli-led India won five consecutive Test series from June 2016-March 2017.

Other fans urged the board to give Kumble his "due respect".

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Later, the BCCI tweeted another message calling him "former captain" and "legend".

Kumble's relationship with the BCCI was the subject of much speculation after his resignation.

Regarded as one of the best spinners India has ever produced, Kumble appeared in 132 Tests and 271 ODIs for India before bidding adieu to the game in 2008.

Though his career as the coach was disrupted amidst the quite amusingly winning streak of the Indian team, there's always a soft corner on either side and that least stained his name and fame.

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