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Muttiah Muralitharan Biography

Muttiah Muralitharan is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2002. Muralitharan took the wicket of Gautam Gambhir on 5 February 2009 in Colombo to surpass Wasim Akram's ODI record of 501 wickets. He became the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket when he overtook the previous record-holder Shane Warne on3 December 2007. Muralitharan had previously held the record when he surpassed Courtney Walsh's 519 wickets in 2004. Averaging over six wickets per Test, Muralitharan is one of the most successful bowlers in the game. Muralitharan held the number one spot in the International Cricket Council’s player rankings for Test bowlers for a record period of 1,711 days spanning 214 Test matches. In February 2009, after becoming cricket's highest wicket-taker in both forms of the game Muttiah Muralitharan hinted that he might retire at the conclusion of the 2011 World Cup. He retired from Test cricket in 2010, recording his 800th and final wicket on 22 July 2010 from his final ball in his last Test match

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Players who have played the most innings at each batting position (ODIs)
Players who have played the most innings at each batting position (ODIs)
Sri Lankans dominate the list with one player featuring twice.
5 of the lowest totals recorded in India vs Sri Lanka matches
5 of the lowest totals recorded in India vs Sri Lanka matches
India's 112 is only ninth in the list.
Top 5 bowlers with the most ODI wickets under lights   
Top 5 bowlers with the most ODI wickets under lights   
Here are five of the most prolific wicket-takers in the second innings of day-night ODIs.
5 bowlers with most wickets in victorious tests
5 bowlers with most wickets in victorious tests
James Anderson is all set to enter this elite list, if he picks up 4 more wickets.
Top 5 wicket-takers in India-Sri Lanka Test encounters
Top 5 wicket-takers in India-Sri Lanka Test encounters
These players truly stood out with the leather when the subcontinental rivals were at loggerheads.
Sri Lanka vs India: 5 best spells in ODI games
Sri Lanka vs India: 5 best spells in ODI games
ODIs between India and Sri Lanka have produced many great bowling spells.
10 most controversial umpiring decisions of all time
10 most controversial umpiring decisions of all time
Umpiring errors are common and acceptable. But some sparked controversies and became famous. What are top 10 blunders by umpires?
Top 10: Fastest bowlers to 400 test wickets
Top 10: Fastest bowlers to 400 test wickets
Which ten bowlers feature in the list of the fastest bowlers to 400 test wickets?
10 players with the most wickets in ODI Cricket
10 players with the most wickets in ODI Cricket
Here are the highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket
10 players with the highest number of wickets in Test cricket
10 players with the highest number of wickets in Test cricket
Fours spinners and six pacers make it to the list of highest wickets in Test cricket. Check out where the legends stand.
Sri Lanka vs India 2017: Sri Lankan youngsters not doing enough, says Muttiah Muralitharan
Sri Lanka vs India 2017: Sri Lankan youngsters not doing enough, says Muttiah Muralitharan
Muralitharan reckons India have a better chance to win the first Test match
Venue Profiles: Galle International Stadium, Galle
Venue Profiles: Galle International Stadium, Galle
Regarded as the fortress of the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Galle International Stadium was constructed in 1876.
5 Sri Lankan bowlers who were called for chucking
5 Sri Lankan bowlers who were called for chucking
The Sri Lankan team has had its fair share of troubles when it comes to chucking.
SK Flashback: DRS and Ajantha Mendis leave India in tatters in the 2008 Test series
SK Flashback: DRS and Ajantha Mendis leave India in tatters in the 2008 Test series
The failure to decode the mystery of DRS and Ajantha Mendis rattled India when they lost to Sri Lanka 2-1 in 2008.
Top 5 wicket-takers in Tests between India and Sri Lanka
Top 5 wicket-takers in Tests between India and Sri Lanka
Only one fast bowler features on this list.
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