Muralitharan Greatest Bowler of All Time
Greatest Bowler of All Time, Muralitharan born 17 April 1972) in the village of Nattarampotha in Kundasale near Kandy, is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He has also played county cricket in England, mainly for Lancashire (1999, 2001, 2005 and 2007) where he appeared in twenty-eight first-class games for the club. He played five first class games for Kent during the 2003 season. Also Played for the Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Also Played in Australian Domestic Season For Melbourne Renegades to play Twenty20 cricket in the Big Bash League, in 2012. On 28 August 1992 at the age of 20, Muralitharan made his debut against Australia at the Khettarama Stadium and claimed 3 for 141. Craig McDermott was his first Test wicket. and Retired from Test Cricket On 7 July 2010.
Muttiah Muralitharan undoubtedly greatest bowler who ever played cricket is at At Number One Postion in my list of “Top 1o Greatest Bowlers of all time” Muralitharan has an ability to spin the ball even in glass due to his unique off spin action begins with an open-chested short run-up, and culminates with an extremely wristy release which had him mistaken for a leg-spinner early in his career by Allan Border. There is no bowler who even come close to Muttiah Muralitharan. Muralithan has taken more than 1300 wickets in international cricket. and he is the highest wicket taker in both forms of cricket. (With 800 Wickets in Test Matches and 517 in One Dayers) Murali is without doubt the greatest off-spinner of all time,His most potent weapon is perhaps his infamous doosra, (A Creation of Saqlain Mushtaq) which no-one has been able to master like he has done. Muralitharan’s career has been beset with controversy his bowling action called into question on a number of occasions by umpires. Espacially By Austrailian Umpire Darrell Hair. and sections of the cricket community. After biomechanical analysis under simulated playing conditions, Muralitharan’s action was cleared by the International Cricket Council, first in 1996 and again in 1999 With Lots of Record at His Credit.
Some of His International Records:
- most Test wickets (800)
- most ODI’s wickets (534)
- most 5-wicket hauls in an innings at Test level (67)
- most 10-wicket hauls in a match at Test level (22).
- Only player to take 10 wickets/match against every Test playing nation.
- Fastest to Reach 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650, 700, 750 and 800 Test wickets, inTest.
- Only player to take 10 wickets in a Test in four consecutive matches.
- Only player to take 50 or more wickets against every Test playing nation.
- Most Test wickets taken bowled (157), stumped (41) and caught & bowled (31)
- Most Man of the Series awards in Test cricket (11).
- One of only six bowlers who have dismissed all the eleven batsmen in a Test match. Jim Laker, Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan, Geoff Dymock, Abdul Qadir and Waqar Younis are the others.
- The only bowler to take 75 or more wickets in a calendar year on three occasions, achieving it in 2000, 2001 and 2006.