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newscricket3 days ago

Muttiah Muralitharan suggests five-run penalty for batting sides guilty of transgressing crease

Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan has weighed in on the mankading issue and has called for umpires to inflict a five-run penalty on the team of the batsman guilty of leaving the crease early. Mirroring Ponting, the legendary off-spinner suggested that bowling sides should warn batsmen.
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newscricket3 days ago

IPL 2020 | Will have to adapt to no crowd support, reckons Muttiah Muralitharan 

Muttiah Muralitharan has reckoned that since SRH used to win lots of their home games with crowd support, they will now have to adapt to the no-crowd atmosphere in this COVID induced IPL. He added that SRH has world-class spinners and their bowling lineup is better than the 2019 edition. 
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newscricketa month ago

MS Dhoni will clap if a good ball gets hit for a six, claims Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan, who played under MS Dhoni in the IPL for three seasons, has revealed that the CSK skipper claps for the bowlers’ good deliveries even if that goes for a six. The spin wizard has also added that Dhoni listens to everyone before taking a decision in his own way.
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newscricket2 months ago

Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar’s bat to score fastest hundred, reveals Azhar Mahmood

Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has revealed that Shahid Afridi used the bat of Sachin Tendulkar - which was given to him by Waqar Younis - when he hit a 37-ball ton against Sri Lanka in 1996. Afridi’s ton, which came in his first-ever innings, was the then-fastest ODI century of all time.
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newscricket2 months ago

Comparisons with Warne and Muralitharan was difficult on me, admits Anil Kumble 

Former India captain Anil Kumble, who played 132 Tests, has revealed that comparisons with legendary spinners Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan had become difficult for him. With the Sri Lankan ended with 800 Test wickets, Warne comes second with 708 scalps in the longest format.
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newscricket3 months ago

Shane Warne didn’t have Muralitharan’s variety, states Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene has stated that, according to him, the reason why Muttiah Muralitharan had an edge over Shane Warne is because the former had more variation that his Aussie counterpart. The Australian and the Sri Lankan legends are considered as the two best spinners in the sport's history.
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newscricket3 months ago

Murali, Malinga and Steyn among toughest to bat against, reveals Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor has suggested that he has found Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan and Lasith Malinga alongside South Africa’s Dale Steyn toughest to bowl to in international cricket. Taylor further added that the Sri Lankan duo troubles him the most with their unique bowling actions.
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newscricket3 months ago

Piyush Chawla names three Indians in all-time Test XI; no place for Dhoni or Kohli

Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, on Saturday, picked his ‘All time Test XI’ and interestingly only opted for three Indians in his XI - Sachin Tendulkar, Sehwag and Kapil Dev. Chawla, who played three Tests himself, picked four Australians in his XI, including Hayden, Ponting, Gilchrist and Warne.
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newscricket4 months ago

Murali promised before India Test he will get to 800 wickets and win the match, reveals Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara revealed that Muttiah Muralitharan had promised before the Galle Test to the Lankan players that he will both get to the 800-wicket mark and ensure that Sri Lanka beat India. Murali called time on his Test career post the Galle Test, in which he took his 800th wicket.
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featurecricket5 months ago

Broken first, made next: A Muttiah Muralitharan revolution

While some revolutions last thirty-forty years, this revolution in Sri Lanka lasted and ruled the World for 19 long years, with a rather polarised opinion attached to him. Some might say he is a chucker, he is a cheat and a disgrace while the others consider him as cricket’s very own, ‘Bowling God.’
Aakash Sivasubramaniam