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Indian cricket is in safe hands under Anil Kumble: Allan Lamb

Anil Kumble
Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble makes an unsuccessful appeal for a Leg Before Wicket (LBW) decision against Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara during the second day of the second Test match between India and Sri Lanka at The Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 1, 2008. Sri Lanka are 126 runs for the loss of one wicket as they chase the Indian first innings total of 329. (Photo credit LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Former England wicketkeeper-batsman Allan Lamb has come out stating that the Indian cricket team is in very safe and secure hands under incumbent coach Anil Kumble. The latter took over the reins of the coaching role a few months back and has already had a telling impact on the Indian team.

In spite of being awarded just the one-year contract, Kumble seemingly has a plan for all formats, something that has made it easier for him to work with players in the Indian team at the moment. The former Indian skipper also has not lost a Test match yet and has won the only ODI series the Indians have been a part of.

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Allan Lamb, who was once a torment for batsmen in his career went on to state that he was one of the first few to congratulate Kumble on his appointment for the Indian coaching role as well as the fact that he would try to catch up with the Indian coach in Mumbai.

“I called him to congratulate when he was appointed India coach. I hope to catch up with him in Mumbai. Indian cricket is in safe hands under him,” Lamb told India Today.

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“There is a big change now. I came here first in 1984. Its a wonderful country and I love coming back here,” he said.

Lamb had made several visits to India on various tours of the subcontinent. As mentioned earlier, Lamb was a part of the England side that clinched a win in 1984. Apart from the fact that he was a part of the side that won here, Lamb was a wonderfully distinguished batsman in his day.

As for Kumble, Lamb will go down in history for being the first scalp of the incumbent Indian coach. Lamb was the first of the 619 wickets to fall.

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