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Kumble is a legend, a true gentleman: Jennings

"You know he is a legend in bowling. I have always known that. But to work with him, you know it's been an eye-opener for myself," says Bangalore Royal Challengers' coach Ray Jennings.

cricket Updated: May 20, 2009 21:19 IST

Royal Challenger Bangalore coach Ray Jennings has lavished praise on skipper Anil Kumble, terming him a 'legend' and 'true gentlemen' and said working with the Indian spinner was an eye-opener.

"Kumble is true gentleman, he is a very creative guy. He is more of a bowling captain than a batting captain. But you have got Boucher and Kallis in the side; you take some advice from them. He is amazing with the younger players, he is amazing with me in how he treats me. It is a real privilege to work with a captain like that," he explained.

"You know he is a legend in that area (bowling). I have always known that. But to work with him, you know it's been an eye-opener for myself," Jennings told IPL's official website.

Kumble was entrusted with the responsibility of the Bangalore outfit after Kevin Pietersen left for national duty and under the leg-spinner the Challengers not only resurrected their campaign, but are now a win away from claiming a semi-final berth.

The Royal Challengers won three matches on the trot, which included a seven-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday night.

Jacques Kallis, who fashioned the victory with his unbeaten 58, was also applauded by Jennings.