Anil Kumble’s fans on Wednesday slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the board’s indifferent birthday wish to the legendary cricketer.The former India captain and one of the greatest bowlers to have played cricket, turns 47 today. The fiery leg-spinner captained India in 14 Tests and oversaw three victories, five defeats and six draws.BCCI in their tweet wrote, “Here’s wishing former #TeamIndia bowler @anilkumble1074 a very happy birthday.”However, the board later deleted its tweet after fans slammed the BCCI for giving Kumble due respect.BCCI @BCCI deletes tweet on Anil Kumble @anilkumble1074 after attack. Damage control mode now #cricket pic.twitter.com/QMurVOfZF2- APRAMEYA .C (@APRAMEYAC) October 17, 2017″Here’s wishing a very happy birthday to former #TeamIndia Captain Mr. Anil Kumble #Legend #HappyBirthdayJumbo,” BCCI later tweeted.Here’s wishing a very happy birthday to former #TeamIndia Captain Mr. Anil Kumble #Legend #HappyBirthdayJumbo pic.twitter.com/uX52m8yYif- BCCI (@BCCI) October 17, 2017Kumble is India’s highest wicket taker in both Tests and one-day internationals. The leg-spinner took 619 wickets from 132 matches in the longest format and 337 wickets from 271 ODIs.Kumble made his Test debut in August 1990 against England at Manchester when he was 19. He made his ODI debut in April earlier that year against Sri Lanka in Sharjah. Kumble’s cricket career was spread over 18 years in which he single-handedly led India to famous victories.The inspirational leader was also appointed the coach of the Indian cricket team in 2016 and during his one-year term, Virat Kohli-led India won five consecutive Test series from June 2016-March 2017. Under Kumble’s guidance, India also registered ODI series win against New Zealand and England, and reached the ICC Champions Trophy final.advertisementHowever, two days after the Champions Trophy Kumble resigned from his post as his partnership with captain Kohli became ‘untenable’.
Roma Ref took Champions League final away from Roma – Under Dom Farrell 15:41 5/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Roma UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Champions League final, but the 20-year-old says the Serie A side would be in Kiev if not for the semi-final referee Cengiz Under feels refereeing decisions robbed Roma of a place in the Champions League final.Liverpool take on reigning champions Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday after coming through a remarkable semi-final against the Serie A side that finished 7-6 on aggregate.Jurgen Klopp’s men prevailed 5-2 at Anfield, having raced into a 5-0 lead, while a pair of late goals gave Roma a 4-2 win at the Stadio Olimpico in an eventful return fixture. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Roma sporting director Monchi called for VAR to be introduced in Champions League matches in the aftermath of a second leg where his club had two penalty claims dismissed, while president James Pallotta labelled the officiating “embarrassing” and “an absolute joke” – words that landed him with a UEFA charge.In an interview with beIN Sports Turkey, Under explained he was similarly unimpressed by the efforts of Slovenian referee Damir Skomina as he and his team-mates tried in vain to repeat the comeback heroics that saw off Barcelona in the quarter-final.”Liverpool started very well, they were quickly up 2-0 [in the first leg],” he said. “They were relentless and kept scoring.”After 5-0, everyone was worried on our side. But they got tired as the game went on. In the last 15 minutes, we were dominant and scored two goals. If there were five minutes more, we could have scored a couple more.”In Rome, there were two penalties which should have been given for us. I don’t want to criticise the referee, I’m only 20 years old but that’s the truth.”I could have been in Kiev today. They took that away from us. That’s my opinion.”Geri dönüşlerin hastasıyız! There is a very famous Turkish saying; “We love the comebacks!” @championsleague #DajeRoma pic.twitter.com/JliHNmZNYH— Cengiz Ünder (@cengizunder) April 10, 2018Under struggled to make an impression in Eusebio Di Francesco’s side during the first half of this season, after joining from Istanbul Basaksehir.A burst of six goals in as many matches at the start of February kick-started his fledgling career in the Italian capital and the forward has Scudetto ambitions for 2018-19.”I have a lot to do next season for Roma,” he said. “During the first half of the season I had adaptation issues.”But, at the winter break, I told myself that I was going to be a different Cengiz and I was a different Cengiz in the second half of the season. Scoring goals at consecutive games made me feel confident in myself.” Under added: “We want to end Juventus’ streak. We can do it. This season, we have won important games, like the [4-2 victory] against Napoli.”That game was in our total control. We reached the Champions League semi-finals. We have had a good season.”