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T20 WC: Spinners are going to have a huge role, says Muttiah Muralitharan 

  • Muralitharan also shared his experience of T20 cricket as a player and coach/mentor and said one has to approach the shortest format of the game with a 'defensive mindset'.
Sri Lanka spin icon Muttiah Muralitharan (Getty Images)
Sri Lanka spin icon Muttiah Muralitharan (Getty Images)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:22 PM IST
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'First six matches, I couldn't get into the XI but then Kumble gave me a chance'

  • Muralitharan credited former India captain and head coach Anil Kumble for giving him the chance to feature in the RCB XI for the first time in IPL 2013.
'First six matches, I couldn't get into the XI but then Kumble gave me a chance': Murali
'First six matches, I couldn't get into the XI but then Kumble gave me a chance': Murali
Published on Sep 16, 2021 08:16 PM IST
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The impact of bowlers in Tests, home and away

  • Why Muralitharan is peerless and the Indian cricket team wobbly without off-spinner Ashwin at home.
From Left: Dale Steyn, Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath excelled at both home and away. (Getty Images)
From Left: Dale Steyn, Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath excelled at both home and away. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 06:03 PM IST
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'Always felt Sachin had small weakness against off-spin': Muralitharan

  • While Muralitharan is the only bowler to date to take 800 Test wickets, Tendulkar is the only batsman till now to register 100 centuries.
Sachin Tendulkar and Muttiah Muralitharan.(File)
Sachin Tendulkar and Muttiah Muralitharan.(File)
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 09:19 AM IST
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'It’s not going to be easy for him to start because T20 is a harder game'

Sri Lankan spin legend Muralitharan highlighted that Varun didn’t turn the ball much but still, managed to give a ‘good performance’ on his international debut.
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan: File photo(REUTERS)
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan: File photo(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 26, 2021 10:10 PM IST
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'It's like asking Jayasuriya to open and score at run-a-ball': Murali on Pandya

  • Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan has backed Hardik Pandya despite his lackluster performance in the three ODI series.
Hardik Pandya has been under the scanner of late. (Getty Images)
Hardik Pandya has been under the scanner of late. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 25, 2021 09:02 PM IST
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Muralitharan reacts to SL coach Arthur's angry outburst after loss to India

  • Arthur seemed frustrated as he made some animated gestures from the dressing room towards the end of the game against India. Muralitharan said Arthur should have stayed calm and conveyed his message to the new skipper.
Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur speaks to his players (file photo)(AP)
Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur speaks to his players (file photo)(AP)
Updated on Jul 22, 2021 07:26 AM IST
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'The way he plays, it reminds me of Sehwag': Murali names 'fearless' Ind batter

  • Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan feels Prithvi Shaw opening with Shikhar Dhawan is the ideal bet for India given the damage the young India opener can inflict on the opposition.
From Left: Hardik Pandya, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Prithvi Shaw. (Getty Images)
From Left: Hardik Pandya, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Prithvi Shaw. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 17, 2021 05:14 PM IST
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Muralitharan's son has similar bowling action as his father, video goes viral

  • In a recent video posted by Muralitharan on his Twitter feed, his son, Naren, was seen bowling at the nets.
Muttiah Muralitharan's son in action.(Muttiah Muralitharan/Twitter)
Muttiah Muralitharan's son in action.(Muttiah Muralitharan/Twitter)
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 12:03 PM IST
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Muralitharan comments on SLC contract dispute with senior cricketers - Report

"This year we think they don't need a central contract, we can go with tour contracts," Murali told Hiru TV, as quoted by PTI.
File image of Muttiah Muralitharan.(Getty Images)
File image of Muttiah Muralitharan.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 05:03 PM IST
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Shoaib Akhtar reveals the 'toughest' batsman he had bowled to

Shoaib Akhtar recalled how the ex-Lankan cricketer used to come up to him and request him to bowl fuller, promising to give his wicket away in return.
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Getty Images)
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 10:44 AM IST
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Muralitharan pips Warne, McGrath, Steyn; named G.O.A.T bowler of 21st century

  • Sri Lanka’s legendary off-spinner Muralitharan is currently the highest wicket-taker in both ODIs and Tests. Murali finished with 800 Test wickets – the first and only till now – after playing 133 Tests.
Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka.(Getty Images)
Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 21, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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'He'll probably play till 42': Ex spinner backs Ashwin to break Murali's record

  • Brad Hogg has backed veteran Indian spinner R Ashwin to surpass Muttiah Muralitharan's record of 800 Test scalps if he continues to pick up wickets at the current rate.
R Ashwin and Muttiah Muralitharan. (Getty Images)
R Ashwin and Muttiah Muralitharan. (Getty Images)
Updated on May 28, 2021 07:35 AM IST
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Murali among group asking court to reform Sri Lanka cricket

Former test opener Sidath Wettimuny and Michael Tissera, who played for Sri Lanka in the inaugural 1975 World Cup and later became manager, are among a group of 12 who petitioned the court.
File photo of Muttiah Muralitharan(Getty Images)
File photo of Muttiah Muralitharan(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 15, 2021 10:12 PM IST
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Sangakkara, Muralitharan named in four-member technical advisory committee

Former batsman Aravinda de Silva has been appointed as the chairman of the Committee on the recommendations by Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa.
Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara (L), former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan(HT Collage)
Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara (L), former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan(HT Collage)
Published on Feb 05, 2021 07:30 PM IST
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Muralitharan picks between Ashwin and Lyon to get to 800 Test wickets

  • India vs Australia: With 377 and 396 wickets respectively, Ashwin and Lyon are the two premier Test spinners of the current era, but do either of them have what it takes to get to Muralitharan's feat of 800 Test wickets?
R Ashwin and Nathan Lyon ahead of the 2018/19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. (Getty)
R Ashwin and Nathan Lyon ahead of the 2018/19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. (Getty)
Updated on Jan 14, 2021 12:44 PM IST
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Ashwin ahead of Murali, Warne and McGrath for most dismissals of left-handers

  • As per a stat shown by Channel 7, Ashwin now leads the list of bowlers who have dismissed most left-handed batsmen in Test matches.
R Ashwin appeals successfully against David Warner(Getty)
R Ashwin appeals successfully against David Warner(Getty)
Updated on Jan 09, 2021 02:53 PM IST
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Ashwin broke Murali’s massive record which might have gone unnoticed in Melbourne

Ashwin broke a record by going past spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan warranted better space beside other significant records like MCG becoming India’s most successful venue outside home and the 8-wicket being India’s first one of the decade while chasing outside home.
India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates after bowling Australia's Josh Hazlewood during play on day four of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.(AP)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates after bowling Australia's Josh Hazlewood during play on day four of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 06:06 PM IST
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Wrong ’un on Murali biopic

While the cricketer’s success to the top after battling various challenges makes for an excellent subject for a movie, some Tamil nationalists are targeting Muralitharan for not acknowledging the struggles of Tamils in northern part of Sri Lanka during the 26-year civil war.
Vijay Sethupathi as Muttiah Muralitharan.
Vijay Sethupathi as Muttiah Muralitharan.
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 08:16 AM IST
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IPL 2020: Five penalty runs will stop teams from Mankading, says Muttiah Muralitharan

IPL 2020: Muralitharan, SRH’s bowling consultant, thinks that everybody should find their own motivation to improve, especially in the closed environment in which IPL will be played this year.
File image of Muttiah Muralitharan.(IPL)
File image of Muttiah Muralitharan.(IPL)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 08:06 AM IST
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Hopefully Trevor Bayliss will surpass Tom: Muralitharan on SRH’s new head coach

Muralitharan said the team is eagerly awaiting the arrival of star players David Warner, Mitchell Marsh and Jonny Bairstow, who are engaged in a limited overs series in England at the moment.
Trevor Bayliss(AFP)
Trevor Bayliss(AFP)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 11:04 PM IST
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Yuvraj Singh sets a new challenge for Jasprit Bumrah: ‘Your target is minimum 400’

In response to Jasprit Bumrah’s tweet, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh set the India pacer a new challenge. “Your target is 400 !! Minimum,” Yuvraj wrote.
File image of Jasprit Bumrah and Yuvraj Singh.(File)
File image of Jasprit Bumrah and Yuvraj Singh.(File)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 02:49 PM IST
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Can James Anderson reach the 700-mark? He says ‘why not?’

Anderson is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in Tests and reached the 600-wicket milestone by dismissing Pakistan captain Azhar Ali in the third Test here on Tuesday.
Cricket - Third Test - England v Pakistan - Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain - August 25, 2020 England's James Anderson after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Mike Hewitt/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Cricket - Third Test - England v Pakistan - Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain - August 25, 2020 England's James Anderson after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Mike Hewitt/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 12:22 PM IST
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Yousuf would say ‘break his fingers I can’t play his spin’: Akhtar on bowling bouncers to Muralitharan

In a recent interview, Akhtar was asked if there was any player who would ask him to not hit him. In his reply, Akhtar recalled how Muttiah Muralitharan would ask him to not send bouncers his way.
Shoaib Akhtar and Muttiah Muralitharan.(Getty/PTI)
Shoaib Akhtar and Muttiah Muralitharan.(Getty/PTI)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 08:31 AM IST
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IPL 2020 | Playing IPL difficult than playing for country: Muttiah Muralitharan

IPL 2020: Murali who is the highest wicket-taker of the world in both ODIs and Tests, said the competition level in IPL is high and foreign players have to sit out irrespective of performance to maintain certain team combinations based on conditions and the opposition.
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Muttiah Muralitharan with team mates celebrates the wicket of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s P Patel during their IPL match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Muttiah Muralitharan with team mates celebrates the wicket of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s P Patel during their IPL match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 06:16 PM IST
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Indian tailenders would tell me ‘don’t hit us, we have families’: Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar named Indian tailenders and Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan when asked if there were any batsmen who told him to get them out but not hit them. Akhtar said Indian tailenders would tell him not to hit them as they have families.
Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan appeals successfully for LBW against Zaheer Khan (R) of India during the second ODI between Pakistan and India played at Pindi Cricket Stadium, March 16, 2004 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(Getty Images)
Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan appeals successfully for LBW against Zaheer Khan (R) of India during the second ODI between Pakistan and India played at Pindi Cricket Stadium, March 16, 2004 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 08:41 AM IST
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‘Why did you stop me from bowling leg-spin?’: Ashwin asks Murali, gets stunning reply

In the chat with Murali, Ashwin revealed how the Sri Lanka legend had stopped him from bowling leg spin when the duo were playing together for Chennai Super Kings in the early years of IPL.
R Ashwin and Muttiah Muralitharan(Ht Collage)
R Ashwin and Muttiah Muralitharan(Ht Collage)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 07:38 AM IST
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‘Just try to whack one and get out’: When Muralitharan asked Ishant Sharma to give him 800th Test wicket

The off spinner was a mile ahead of Shane Warne by the time he decided to call it quits in July 2010. He was to play his last Test at Galle against India, which was the first match of the series.
File image of Muralitharan and Ishant Sharma.(AFP/HT Collage)
File image of Muralitharan and Ishant Sharma.(AFP/HT Collage)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 06:54 AM IST
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MS Dhoni would clap for the bowler when a good ball was hit for a six: Muttiah Muralitharan

Murali, who has played under Dhoni’s leadership in IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK), said Dhoni would sometimes clap for the bowler when a good ball was hit for a six.
File image of Muttiah Muralitharan with MS Dhoni and Matthew Hayden.(IPL)
File image of Muttiah Muralitharan with MS Dhoni and Matthew Hayden.(IPL)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 12:37 PM IST
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‘It became very, very difficult’: Anil Kumble opens up on comparisons with Shane Warne, Muralitharan

In a recent interaction on Instagram Live with Pommie Mbangwa, Anil Kumble opened up on the comparisons with Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan.
File image of Anil Kumble with Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne.(Gatty Images)
File image of Anil Kumble with Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne.(Gatty Images)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 10:49 AM IST
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