Boabab tree-- Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid © Anil Kumble's Twitter handle
Anil Kumble can be seen along with Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid under the Boabab tree in Zimbabwe  © Anil Kumble’s Twitter handle

Anil Kumble, arguably India‘s greatest spinner, who could also become the next coach of the nation, has posted an image of him along with master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, and one of the greatest technically correct batter of all-time Rahul Dravid. Kumble took to his Twitter handle to post the image. It is the image of the cricketers under the Boabab tree in Zimbabwe, one of the oldest trees. It is a considerably old picture of the players. Kumble used the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday in his tweet. An old tree and some nostalgic memories of the past makes the picture a cherished image. READ: Anil Kumble applies for Team India Head Coach position: Reports

Talking of Kumble, the ICC Cricket Committee, chaired by him, had suggested earlier that Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) should “strongly consider” limiting the dimensions of bats to restore balance in the game. Tall scores in T20s and ODIs and even mishits from batsmen landing in the galleries have been a cause of concern for the experts who feel that cricket is increasingly becoming a batsman’s game. ”MCC sought the committee’s guidance on the desirability of making changes in order to redress the balance between bat and ball. READ: Anil Kumble agrees to give old pictures to Harbhajan Singh for his upcoming book

The Committee received a research paper from MCC citing a wealth of scientific and statistical evidence showing bats have become more powerful in recent years, primarily due to having larger ‘sweet-spots’,” an ICC release stated detailing the deliberations by the Cricket Committee at the Lord’s. READ: Sachin Tendulkar to help pick India’s next coach via video link

“The committee’s view was that MCC should strongly consider limiting the dimensions of cricket bats to help achieve a better balance between bat and ball.” The committee consisting of former international captains like Rahul Dravid, Mahela Jayawardene, Andrew Strauss also expressed concerns that a lot of batsmen are not using helmets which conform to British Safety Standard (BSS).


”The committee considered the matter of helmet safety following a presentation on injury surveillance trends by ICC medical consultant Dr Craig Ranson. The committee expressed concerns that there were still too many instances of international cricketers wearing helmets which did not meet the latest British Safety Standard (BSS). It recommended that the ICC should enforce the wearing of the latest BSS compliant helmets in all international cricket,” the release had stated.

(With inputs from PTI)