Sri Lanka cricket great Muttiah Muralitharan feels that Sachin Tendulkar had a slight weakness against off-spin bowling. Murali, who remains the leading wicket-taker in Tests and ODIs with 800 and 530+ wickets respectively, dismissed Tendulkar 13 times in his career. Only former Australia pacer Brett Lee dismissed Tendulkar more times - 14.
Former India cricketer VVS Laxman has hailed Sri Lanka’s spin bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan, describing him as someone who troubled batsmen all over the world, irrespective of the conditions on offer. Muralitharan was named as the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T) among bowlers by a 50-member jury put together by Star Sports. Murali beat fellow legends like Shane Warne, Dale Steyn and Glenn McGrath to win the honour.
With the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup all set to get underway in a little over a month's time, we take a look at some relevant statistics related to the World Cup. Here, we tell you about the top ten wicket-takers in the World Cup.
Back in the 90s, when Muttiah Muralitharan was called for chucking by Darrel Hair, it sent shockwaves through the cricket world. Muralitharan wasn't a great name then, back in 1995, but was on his way to establishing himself as a legend.
Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawarende is playing in his final Test at his favourite SSC in Colombo. He made only 4 in the first innings, but he still has one innings to make a stirring impact in his farewell Test.