Kumble is a throrough gentleman: Warne

Bangalore, March 17: They might have been rivals during their international career but Australian legendary spinner Shane Warne today revealed his admiration for Anil Kumble, describing him as a throrough gentleman.

Sharing the dias at the launch of Kumble’s Coffee table book “Wide Angle”, Warne spoke at length about the lanky leg-spinner’s dedication and determination.

“What Anil has achieved and what he has delivered to his fans has been fantastic. Playing against Anil, fortunately or unfortunately, I have found him to be a thorough gentleman, a humble guy,” said Warne.

“He was told that he cannot spin the ball. They said he cannot bowl leg spin. But he has shown over 20 years what he can do by doing it.

“The one stand out thing about Anil for me is that he has a big heart.