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  1. #1
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    Muttiah Muralitharan officially inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

    The most successful bowler in Tests and One Day Internationals, Muttiah Muralidaran, was today formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson during the innings break of the India versus Sri Lanka ICC Champions Trophy match at The Oval.

    The retired Sri Lanka spin great was awarded the honour along with Arthur Morris, George Lohmann and Karen Rolton by fellow ICC Cricket Hall of Famers and members of the media. He became the first player from Sri Lanka and the 83rd overall to be formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame when Mr. Richardson presented him with a commemorative framed cap.

    Muralidaran: “It is a moment of great pride and honour to be receiving this award, especially from the ICC which is the ultimate any cricketer can aspire to achieve. The induction during this prestigious ICC Champions Trophy makes it even more remarkable.

    “I thank the ICC for making this possible because this is a moment I will cherish throughout life.”

    ICC Chief Executive David Richardson: “Murali’s record speaks for itself. His control of line, pace and length coupled with his ability to spin the ball prodigiously are legendary. Once he developed the “doosra” he became almost unplayable.

    “A character popular with fellow players and fans alike, he not only helped raise the profile of Sri Lankan cricket but was a player people came out to watch the world over. I congratulate him on behalf of the ICC on being inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.”

    Muralidaran’s career at a glance:

    Muralidaran is the most successful Test bowler with 800 wickets in 133 matches
    He has taken 67 five-wicket innings hauls and 22 10-wicket match hauls in Tests
    He is also the most successful in ODI cricket with 534 wickets in 350 matches
    He was a member of the squad that won the ICC Cricket World Cup 1996 and also of the one that shared the ICC Champions Trophy 2002 with India

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/media-zone/news/409767


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    Legend. Am delighted for him

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    Congrats to Murali and all Lankan fans!


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Well deserved.A legend of the game.

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    One of the best records in history of cricket, well deserved..

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    In recognition of Mutiiah Muralitharan’s record breaking bowling achievements, Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium will be named as Muttiah Muralitharan Cricket Stadium and this decision has been taken by the Kundasale Pradeshiya Sabha recently. This was stated by Erik Prasanna Weerawardena, the Private Secretary of the President, Maithripala Sirisena in a letter addressed to Dayasiri Jayasekera, the Minister of Sports on December 21, 2016. Weerawardena’s has stated that Muralitharan’s father. S.Muthiah has also requested for this from the President by a letter sent by him on the January 3, 2017.

    Weerawardena has further requested from the Secretary of the Ministry of Sports on the 19 th of Junuary 2017 to name the Pallekelle Stadium as Muthiah Muralitharan Stadium.

    A similar letter relevant to that was sent by D.M.Swaminathan, Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, re-settlement & Religious affairs to the Minister of Sports on September 7, 2017.

    Muttiah Muralitharan, former Test Cricketer was a legend in the Central Province who is a product of St.Anthony’s College, Katugastota.

    Cricket lovers all over the Island appreciate the service Mutiiah Muralitharan has done for,Sri Lanka and no sports loving person will object to naming the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium in his name.

    http://dailynews.lk/2017/10/24/sport...r-muralitharan

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    Totally deserving.. Legend of the game


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    Congrats to him and Sri Lankan fans. I wonder what'll be the opinion of Aussie fans regarding his induction.


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    Australians were jealous of him as murali was the leading wicket taker rather than their beloved warne 😜.Anyways Murali was a truly magician , irrespective of the rubbish talk of him being chucker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godhelpma View Post
    Australians were jealous of him as murali was the leading wicket taker rather than their beloved warne ��.Anyways Murali was a truly magician , irrespective of the rubbish talk of him being chucker.
    Warne was leading the tally until Murali broke his record. And what's there to be jealous about? I'm pretty sure Australians weren't jealous of Lara when he broke Border's record of most Test runs. So why would they be jealous of Murali?


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    well deserved


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    Well deserved Murali

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    Legend.


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    Legend who made whole asia proud of him

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    Legend!

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    Today on January 5th, 1995

    "During the second Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Boxing Day 1995, Australian umpire Darrell Hair called Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing in front of a crowd of 55000. The off-spinner was no-balled seven times in three overs by Hair, who believed the then 23 year old was bending his arm and straightening it in the process of delivery; an illegal action in cricket."

    Hair and Emerson!


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    His stats earn him this right

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    For those throwing trash at the accusers of Murali in that era need to go look at his action, it really did look very suspicious albeit an illusion created due to a disability in his arm. TBH i would have called him a chucker as well if he wasn't proven innocent.

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    His career would have long been over had he been playing in the current rules. Would have received the Ajmal treatment from everyone and would have had nowhere to turn too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Today on January 5th, 1995

    "During the second Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Boxing Day 1995, Australian umpire Darrell Hair called Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing in front of a crowd of 55000. The off-spinner was no-balled seven times in three overs by Hair, who believed the then 23 year old was bending his arm and straightening it in the process of delivery; an illegal action in cricket."

    Hair and Emerson!
    Can you imagine that happening today? Would be chaos!


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    It would have been interesting to see him bowl today, with soooo many rules and regulations going around I think it would be difficult for him to pass and continue to having a bowling career

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    Only person of his kind and with that surname in cricket

    Conducted it all his feats all by himself

    Credit to him


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    my fav Murali video.
    Last edited by Abdullah719; 4th January 2018 at 19:55.


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    Was Muttiah Muralitharan a wrist spinner?

    SL correspondent Andrew Fidel Fernando has written (on more than one occaision) that Murali (an off spinner), primarily used his wrist and is therefore a "wrist spinner".

    I didn't actually watch him bowl much except for a few games on crappy streams (by today's HD standards) so can anyone confirm if Murali was in fact a wrist spinner?
    Last edited by hadi123; 14th June 2018 at 09:53.

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    He was definitely not a finger spinner. Created all the magic with that wrist of his which he could rotate almost 360 degrees! He could bowl the doosra, top spinner, sometime leg spin and the stock off spinner through his wrist variations. Fair to call him a wrist spinner.

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    Murali wasn't a finger spinner and used his wrist to turn the ball. Even though Off Spinners and Left Arm spinners are generally finger spinners, Murali wasn't that. He used his wrist to impart enormous turn and was very difficult to read.


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