Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakara said India’s great whirlwind Anil Campbell gave him several “sleepless nights” as a batsman.
Sangakara said Campbell’s height made him quite unorthodox as a spinning leg.
“Campbell gave me a few sleepless nights as a batsman. He wasn’t your orthodox spinning leg.” This big, tall prickly bowling alley that runs and bowls with very high hand action, “Sangakara said in a video posted by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
“Bowling fast, bowling straight and accurate. It wasn’t easy to take him to the tracks. A lot of rebound … he had a great pace of the ball and if there was roughness in length, the batsman had very little chance to get out.
“A wonderful man, very intense cricket, but an absolute champion for India and world cricket,” Sangakara said.
Kumble is the tallest Indian of all time in Tests and ODI with 619 and 337 cassettes respectively