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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | R Ashwin has got all the qualities of being the No.1 all-rounder, opines Monty Panesar 

Former England spinner Monty Panesar has heaped praised on India's spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and stated that he has it in him to become the no.1 all-rounder in the world. He also added that the ace off-spinner is in the same league as the greats of the game Warne, Kumble and Murali.
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newscricket2 months ago

Muralitharan and Sangakkara included in Sri Lanka's new four-man technical advisory committee

In wake of the recent results of the Island nation, SLC on Friday announced that Muttiah Muralitharan and Kumar Sangakkara have been included in the four-person technical advisory committee. Further, former batsman, Aravinda de Silva has been appointed as the chairman of the committee.
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newscricket3 months ago

Ashwin could get to 800 Test wickets but Nathan Lyon not good enough, feels Muralitharan

Legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan believes Australia’s Nathan Lyon is ‘not good enough’ to breach the 700 or 800 wicket barrier in Tests, but feels ‘great’ Ravi Ashwin could achieve the feat. Muralitharan also feels that the impatient nature of modern batsmen has made it easy for the spinners.
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featurecricket7 months ago

Mid-carders to Heavyweights: The colossal rise of SRH ft. Simon Helmot

In April 2013, Simon Helmot embarked on a six-year journey with Sunrisers Hyderabad as the franchise’s assistant coach, an adventure that saw him, along with his good friend Tom Moody, transform the club into a formidable force. In essence, he played a hand in altering the landscape of the IPL.
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newscricket7 months 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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newscricket7 months 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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newscricket8 months 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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newscricket8 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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newscricket9 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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newscricket10 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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