Known affectionately as Murali, Sri Lankan cricketer Muthiah Muralidaran is generally regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history. Averaging over six wickets per Test, his unique bowling action coupled with his ability to amass wickets has made him one of the most famous cricketers of modern times. Murali is the highest wicket taker in Test Cricket, reaching 800 wickets in his last Test match, and is also the highest wicket taker in One Day Internationals – and was part of the famous World Cup winning Sri Lankan side in 1996. Winner of a record 11 Player of the Series Awards, Murali has consistently set new standards in cricket throughout his record-breaking career.
Praise for Muthiah Muralidaran
"Over nearly 20 years, Murali has been an inspirational part of Sri Lanka's transformation from a largely ignored cricketing island intoaformidableforce. Withhisuniquebowlingaction,Murali created a new delivery – the doosra – which led to him being virtuallyunplayableinfavourableconditions. Whilestatistically clearly the most successful bowler that has ever played the game of cricket, his greatness can be seen in the way that he regularly had to single-handedly carry his country – often to victory against the established test nations. Without doubt Murali will be remembered as one of the modern greats of cricket."