The only thing that sends Anil Kumble’s heart racing besides photography is obviously his love for cricket, which grew even as he was growing up in the bylanes of Bangalore. Recently retired from the Indian team, Kumble has a spate of achievements behind him. Not only is he one of the only two bowlers to have taken ten wickets in a Test innings, this recipient of the Padma Shri has also achieved the milestone of 600 wickets – the first Indian and third in the world to do so. He’s now the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team.
If you woke up and found you had turned into a woman, you would...
I don’t give a thought to these things.
What are you reading at the moment?
Unfortunately I don’t read much.
Rate in order of importance: fame, money or power?
I think it would be in the same order: fame, money and power.
What are you addicted to?
Who do you think your partner has a crush on?
Of course, me!
Your worst date ever?
The one fashion trend you do not understand?
There are several things in fashion that I don’t understand.
Your most recent purchase...
I just got a new car for myself.
Your song for all moods?
Any slow number, preferably by Kishore Kumar.
Which villain do you identify with?
If you could ask for any one talent/skill, what would it be?
The ability to play good tennis.
Your zodiac sign?
The sport you like to play?
Badminton and tennis.
If someone were to write a biography of you, what would you want it to be called?
Not really thought about it.
Tell us one thing nobody knows about you.
I prefer some things to remain unknown.
The craziest thing you have done for your partner?
I guess I am too sober to indulge in all this.
Which current reality show would you participate and why?
I am not at all into watching TV and I also have no interest in these so-called reality shows.
Your fitness mantra...
To be absolutely regular with my exercise regime.
What shocks you?
What kind of people do you dislike?
People who lie.