Colombo: Whenever there is talk of the greatest spin bowlers in cricket, former Sri Lankan great spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is named first. Muralitharan, the highest wicket-taker in international cricket, has a very special relationship since July 22. Actually, on this day Murali said goodbye to Test cricket. In his last Test against India, Murali completed 800 Test wickets on this day in a very dramatic way.
In this way Murali completed 800 Test wickets
Murali had 792 wickets in Test cricket before his last Test. In such a situation, before retirement, Murali wanted to complete 800 wickets in every situation. Murali, who often believes in statistics, knew that this work would make him immortal. What was it then, Murali first made great batsman Sachin Tendulkar his victim. But after that the match was stopped due to rain.
Murali felt that even his dream would be washed away in the rain, because Gaul was rained for two days at that time. Now Murali had to take seven wickets to fulfill his dream and the game was left for only two days. What was it then, Murali, with his magical bowling, troubled the Indian batsmen that on the fourth day only 12 Indian players were dismissed, in which Murali took five wickets.
After this, on the last day Murali was looking for a wicket to fulfill his dream and India also had only one wicket left. In such a situation, Murali made history by dismissing Pragyan Ojha and fulfilled his dream.
Muralitharan’s name has many big records recorded
Muralitharan, who ruled international cricket from 1992 to 2010, has many big records. That is why Murali is called the king of records in the cricket world. Murali, the highest wicket taker in international cricket, is also the highest wicket taker in Tests and ODIs.
Murali’s name is also the record for taking the most five wickets in an innings of Test cricket. At the same time, the record of taking 10 wickets in a Test is also recorded in his name.
Murali also holds the record for the most number of man of the series in Test cricket, the most number of bold wickets, the most stumped out and most bowling.
Muralitharan’s international career was like this
Muralitharan has 800 wickets in 133 matches of Test cricket. At the same time, Murali has taken 534 wickets in 350 matches of ODI cricket. With this, Murali has taken 13 wickets in 12 T20 Internationals.