Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble (AFP Photo)

Anil Kumble, the third most successful in Test cricket history, won hearts after his gesture towards a fan while on a Bengaluru-Mumbai flight on Tuesday.

After spotting Kumble, who took 619 wickets in Test cricket, on the same flight, a fan tweeted her wish to meet the legendary spinner but she wasn’t able to gather the courage to do so.



As luck would have it, Kumble spotted her tweet and in a classy response, asked the fan to give him a visit after the flight takes off.

Later on, the fan, who goes by the name of Sohini, posted a picture of her boarding pass with Kumble’s autograph on it.


After finishing his successful cricket career, Kumble later took positions in the International Cricket Council (ICC) as the chairman of its cricket committee and also coached the Indian cricket team.